|Nomadic SA Chick||
Page Count: 402
Fiction Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Dates Read: September 8-15, 2015
Quentin never quiet fit in, and always felt like a third wheel to his two best friends, that are dating each other. Unexpectedly, Quentin shows up at this school to take an entrance test that he was not prepared for. Now he's been admitted to a very exclusive school for magic. But like any normal teenager, he struggles, can be impulsive, and is just trying to grown up.
While I loved that Grossman took on a book about a teenager suddenly finding themselves in the world of magic, but still acts like a normal teenager, this book was just a drain for me. It could have been about 200 pages shorter and told a decent story. I can't believe he's stretched it out to three books. It was humorous in places, but overall it was rather boring. It wasn't awful and there were some redeeming things about it, such as Grossman's quality of writing. The content was just too much in places and lacking in others. So many people love this book, I just feel like there was was something I missed.
Ratings (based on a 10 point scale)
Quality of Writing - 5
Pace - 3
Plot Development - 3
Characters - 4
Enjoyability - 5
Insightfulness - 4
Ease of Reading - 5
Photos/Illustrations - N/A
Overall Rating - 3 out of 5 stars