Sunday, September 11, 2011

Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

Alcatraz #1:  Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

On his thirteenth birthday, Alcatraz Smedry recieves a mysterious package containing a bag of sand.  After that, the life of this clutzy 13 year old who has been shuffled from foster home to foster home his entire life, changes completely.  He learns that the world that he lives in is the Hushlands, which is controlled by Evil Librarians who control the information that people receive thus, creating the reality which they want people to believe in.  Alcatraz learns that he is an Oculator with the talent of breaking things and he goes on an adventure with his grandfather, two uncles, and a 13 year old girl named Bastille to of course, save the world from the Evil Librarians. 
The author interrupts each chapter with humerous narration that the younger audience may not understand all the references to, but the older generation will enjoy. 
This is a humerous, well written fantasy and I totally loved it and look forward to reading the other books in this series. 

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