Reviews by wzhang1
It's a good book for little children.
This book is the last book in T.A.Barron's Merlin series. Like the books before it, there is plenty of action, puns, imagery, and suspense. However, also like the books before it, T.A.Barron likes to put witty lines and jibes in the middle of a scene, breaking the flow of the story. Also, most of the characters and tropes seem extremely cliched, and many things are either not wrapped up satisfactorily or not explained well. Overall, it was a pretty fun read, but there are many ways it could have been made better.
Another nice collection of short stories from David Lubar.
My sister used to read this book all the time, and it is amazingly repetetive. Every single book includes Jack Frost doing something or stealing some jewels, and Rachel and Kirsty must find them. There are no plot turns, no original characters, and no real danger. Even the "Special Editions" are just the same stories, but are made longer. It could be interesting the first few times, but then just gets boring. Also, this book is pretty much universally hated by boys because the only male main character is Jack Frost, and 90% of his schemes fail due to poor planning. The author should really think of some more ideas, or she might even lose her most adoring fans.
This was a pretty good book with a lot of great ideas. There is a lot of trickery, trust, friendship, and laughs. However, one complaint I have against this book is the fact most is that it is very long and tends to get off track a lot. Also, the book focuses way too much on the main character, and the side characters aren't really examined in depth at all.