I realized that I have fallen behind a bit. Though I don't write about all the books I read, I do like to write about ones I really liked, or learned something from. This one falls more in the first category than the second. It is a sequel to Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians, which I talked about before. In fact, if I've talked to you at all about books you know how I feel about Brandon Sanderson. We love his books, and this one was no exception. It was the third of the the books David got me for my birthday, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
We are currently reading it to my boys for their bedtime book and they enjoy it as well. You have to be able to handle a sarcastic teenager first person voice though. If that drives you nuts, then don't bother reading the book. It has been a great way to reach Ryan about unreliable narrators though.
I seem to read a lot of YA fiction. So much adult fiction takes itself so seriously. I read for entertainment. I don't read depressing novels for the same reason I don't go see dramas and depressing movies, except by accident. I still can get choked up if I think about Life is Beautiful too much. That one had me teary eyed for days. So as a remedy for serious, sad fiction, I whole-heartedly recommend this book.
Alcatraz vs the Scrivener's Bones. Brandon Sanderson. Scholastic. 2008