Humble Beginnings: Episode One of the Prodigy Series

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The story follows a boy as he gets into a fight at school; then, after prompting from a teacher, his reluctant mother lets him begin to learn self-defence. The plot then ends on a cliff-hanger when he finds a mysterious figure in his garden. The plot, as it is, is virtually inexistent, mainly due to the extreme brevity of the book, which appeared on my phone as under forty pages. The prologue was interesting, but the author failed to make links to it in the main book, and “trials” that were alluded to were never explained. The majority of the book was made of unnecessary descriptions instead of any actual action or even dialogue, and I found the continual referencing to the texture of this rug or the particular shade of beige of this wall to be tiresome, and it made me switch off. I think the story was aimed at those under eleven, as it over-explained simple actions and came across as quite patronising to someone older. Due to the author devoting so much time to the setting, there was barely any description of the four or five emerging characters, physical or otherwise. The only indication of the main character’s appearance was a cartoonish picture inserted halfway through the book that seemed disjointed and that, for me, came too late. I personally wouldn’t recommend this book

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Author John F. Thomas
Star Count 1/5
Format eBook
Page Count
Publisher John F. Thomas
Publish Date 2016-Nov-01
ISBN 0000031020172
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Issue March 2017
Category Young Adult


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