Friday, August 29, 2008

James Patterson's The Dangerous Days of Daniel X!

I was given a chance to do a book review of the Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson. Patterson is a best selling author and this book is the first of a series to promote kids to take time to read. This book is a quick read and Patterson keeps you interested throughout the whole story!! Patterson has a unique ability to include teenage lingo in his writing by making references that kids can relate to. He causually mentions Wi-Fi, iPods, and Playstation as a way to capture the attention of today’s technology centered children.

A recent study conducted by the Young Adult Library Services Association says that the #1 reason boys don't like to read is that they simply think "it's boring." They also "like other activities better" and "can't get into the stories." James Patterson, father of a 10-year-old son, has been advocating for years that the best ways to get people excited about reading is to give them books they're going to love. Now, with the introduction of a brand-new series for readers of all ages, James Patterson offers a vaccine for the "boys don't like reading" epidemic.

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X By James Patterson

Description: The greatest superpower of all isn't to be part spider, part man, or to cast magic spells-the greatest power is the power to create. Daniel X has that power.Daniel's secret abilities - like being able to manipulate objects and animals with his mind or to recreate himself in any shape he chooses - have helped him survive. But Daniel doesn't have a normal life. He is the protector of the earth, the Alien Hunter, with a mission beyond what anyone's imagining.From the day that his parents were brutally murdered before of his very eyes, Daniel has used his unique gifts to hunt down their assassin. Finally, with the help of The List, bequeathed to him in his parents' dying breath, he is closing in on the killer. Now, on his own, he vows to take on his father's mission - and to take vengeance in the process.

I recommend this book for boys and girls of all ages!!

More Information on the book:

Book website
Wikipedia entry for the series
Publisher's website
Excerpt from USA Today
Interview at Borders
New York Times article
Book Trailer
Amazon link for the book:


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