Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer Reading 2014: Summerland


Reviewed by: Avery W.
By: Michael Chabon
Rating: It was Amazing!

An ancient villain, known as Coyote, wants to poison the Lodgepole, the giant invisible tree that connects all the worlds. Ethan Feld, a kid who is terrible at baseball, has been chosen by the Ferishers (a very old race of small humanoids from another world) to save the Lodgepole, and the universe with it. He and the baseball team he creates while traveling through fantastic lands have to get to Murmury Well in time to stop Coyote and rescue Ethan's father. This is an amazing tale that seamlessly blends mythology from cultures around the world (including Native American), high-paced action, baseball, airships, and the power of underdogs into something you'll never forget. This is definitely one of the best books I've read in a long time. I highly recommend that you read it, too.

I would recommend this to: Anyone 12+ who likes baseball and fantasy but has yet to find a book that combines the two into something so incredible.

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