Sunday, October 5, 2014

Breaking Rules by Chris Reardon

Breaking Rules
by Christopher Reardon

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: September 29, 2014
Publisher: Sleepytown Press
Genre: Middlegrade/YA Fantasy Fiction
Print Length: 106 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

Salina has a tiny problem with her ego. She does whatever she wants, whenever she feels like it. As long as everything works out for her, there's no harm done. That's at least what she thinks until she starts messing up real people.

It was just supposed to be for fun. Everyone would go back to normal. Little does she know, breaking the law has some serious consequences.

Arguing 6th graders Kenny and Trish set Salina off. She's had it with their attitudes, and believes she should get involved. After all, they need to change. The spoiled brats will get a reality check. Salina always gets what she demands. Why should this time be any different?

Breaking RulesMy Review
Breaking Rules by Chris Reardon 

We all have met that one person who thinks they can do whatever they want, whenever they want and they enjoy the thrill of getting away with breaking the rules. For Salina, a young witch in another realm, sneaking into her parents private, off limits room where they keep dangerous magical aids is nothing new, but when she spies on two sixth graders on Earth, she takes her devil-may-care attitude just a little too far and the results can be deadly. Kenny and Trish are an “item” but they have their issues, and Salina is determined she will be the one to straight them out, but what happens next gets a little out of control and Salina has definitely gone too far, and there is a price to pay, lessons to learn and two innocent victims to save. Just maybe Salina’s rude awakening to her true place in the scheme of things has come too late.

Breaking Rules by Christopher Reardon is a delightful, quick read for children and adults alike, making this perfect for discussion after while cementing a love for reading in a young child’s life. From page one, the fantasy begins and builds on itself like colorful magnetic blocks! Mr. Reardon has a light and easy style that reads quickly as he creates his world, sets his characters in place and oh so cleverly hides a lesson inside for his readers. But of course, we can’t say that, because half the joy of reading Breaking Rules is the discovery of that lesson! This is an author with talent, a way with words and a promising career ahead of him in the literary world!

A must for a younger reader’s library or classroom reading and sharing!

I was fortunate to receive a review copy from Christopher Reardon in exchange for my honest review. I can't recommend this for Middlegrade/YA readers strongly enough!



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