Graphic novel for young ad­ven­ture lovers

The Denver Post - - COLORADO KIDS -

In “Five Worlds: The Sand War­rior,” by Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xan­the Bouma, Matt Rock­e­feller and Boya Sun, Oona Lee is a young girl liv­ing in Chrysalis, the cap­i­tal city of the Five Worlds.

She is also one of the clum­si­est stu­dents at Sand Dancer Acad­emy, a school where stu­dents come to learn how to har­ness their sand pow­ers.

An Tzu is a boy from the poor­est slums in the 5 worlds. With a smart brain, and a knack of get­ting out of sit­u­a­tions, An Tzu will help the team in many of their strug­gles.

Jax Am­boy is ad­mired by the whole galaxy as one of the best star ball play­ers. But what’s his real life out­side of fame when he has no real friends, or real any­thing?

When a force of evil strikes Chrysalis, the three are brought to­gether to stop evil forces be­fore time runs out.

Or the world it­self.

With lim­ited days to light the bea­con be­fore evil takes over for­ever, Oona, An and Jax, along with some help from An’s plant friend, will hope­fully pre­vent evil from tak­ing over Five Worlds.

Can these three un­likely heroes’ come to­gether and put aside their dif­fer­ences to save the world, as they know it? Or will the world fall into the hands of evil?

This book was good but when I vol­un­teered to re­view it, I thought I was go­ing to have a sum­mer-long read­ing project. It turns out I fin­ished this book in less then a week. Why? Well, I’m not a fast reader; the book is a graphic novel! I love graphic nov­els but I just didn’t know it was go­ing to be one.

Be­cause of this on a scale of stars one to five I would give it a three, not be­cause it was bad but just be­cause I felt that it was just a lit­tle eas­ier to read and, although it was good, it was just a too easy for some­one my age.

I would say the age group for this book is 8-10.

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