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Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Ness101, January 1, 2010

10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Read Fablehaven (by Brandon Mull):
1-The story is really inventive and unique. Spiderwick has a similar setting, but Fablehaven is so much better executed.
2-The author uses lots of great words that you dont normally see in children's' books.
3-The character development within the books and throughout the series is some of the best I've read in children's lit.
4-The good characters aren't perfect. They make mistakes and they learn from them.
5-The evil characters are really evil and sinister and clever, and I'm a sucker for a well-written villain.
6-It's not predicatable. Sometimes surprising is always happening.
7-Family is important. The characters care for each other even though they sometimes get annoyed.
8-There are consequences for your actions. When characters do stupid things, they don't just get of scot-free.
9-It's absorbing. Within one chapter you are hooked and you can't put it down.
10-The creatures are fascinating! The author includes dozens of mythical and magical creatures and gives them funny quirks or personalities. I love the satyrs!

And that's why I love it!
OH! 11- The books have pretty covers! :)
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