Book: Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation
Author: Matt Myklusch
Rating: two stars (out of four)
Release date: Aug. 3, 2010
For some reason, this book's review is being posted after the review for the second book in the series. Not sure how that happened, but my apologies. This is my review of the second book in the series.
I wasn't quite sure what to make of this book. The beginning was very strange and I had a hard time believing what was going on. It felt a little "cheesy" or a little too stereotypical and I wasn't sure if I was even going to finish it. But once we got past the initial weird start of the story and started to see some more action I felt the book pick up. I thought the story was fairly interesting and I definitely wanted to see how Jack fit the world. It was pretty action-oriented and I felt like things progressed in a straight-forward manner. It just wasn't something I found overly compelling.
Overall it wasn't a bad book and kept most of the story moving along at a good pace and I can see some children loving this world. I wasn't all gung-ho about it, but I did read the sequel and I enjoyed it, if not for some of the major flaws in the story. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it though...