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The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (Daniel X, Bk 1)
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X - Daniel X, Bk 1
Author: Michael Ledwidge, James Patterson
The greatest power is the power to create. With supreme abilities, like being able to shape-shift and move objects with his mind, Daniel is strong enough to take on anything in the world. It's the things from beyond this planet that are the real problem. Daniel possesses a coverted List -- that belonged to his father, before he was brutally ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316002936
ISBN-10: 0316002933
Publication Date: 12/1/2008
Pages: 272
Reading Level: Young Adult
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 14
This book is written in classic Patterson style ... short chapters that leave you hanging and NEEDING to read the next one. (Or as I like to call it ... "I'll read just one more chapter until before you know it, there are no more left to read") I read this book in just a few hours and I really liked it. It IS geared more toward Young Adults though, like the Maximum Ride series. Patterson has already made it known that this will be his new series, as at the end of this book he gives you sneak peeks at the next two in the series ... which also leave you wanting MORE and RIGHT NOW!!

I know that Patterson has been getting a lot of grief as of late for his writing style, but he is indeed an exceptional and talented writer and he is still my favourite author, and I like the fact that he is able to write for adults, teens and even children. Not many authors have that ability ...
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Helpful Score: 4
I've read the Maximum Ride trilogy, but nothing else by this author until I picked this book up at the library. It was different than most books I've read, and definitely a read-in-one-sitting book. I really liked it. Exciting, non-stop action... Almost as good as Maximum Ride. ;-) Recommended!
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Helpful Score: 3
What drew me to this book was its premise ("good" alien with special powers/intelligence hunting down the "Most Wanted" of the alien world - those villains who have nothing but violence, death and destruction on their minds), and although I didn't think the book as a whole was stellar, I still feel the idea is interesting enough; I just feel it wasn't developed much. The plot felt shallow and a bit TOO comedic, and I just didn't find myself able to get involved in the book much. I guessed long before it was revealed what was going to happen, which isn't always bad - but it is if the characters are weak (think of the roughest Disney character pencil sketchings, where they are only outlines, without any color or sometimes without noses or facial expressions - these characters are like that). I think these characters could be developed into very enjoyable/likable/interesting people. There are hints at who they are (there is one point in the story where Daniel is telling his sister a rather painful fact, and this telling and reactions from his family made me FEEL something, which is what I wanted to do more of), which I cheered and hunted hard to find but was not very successful. On a positive note, I found the way Daniel "gets into" Seth's head (#6 on the Most Wanted List) to be very clever; the book is not completely without imagination ... it was just a bit too sketchy (malnourished) for my taste.
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Helpful Score: 2
I got this book for my 12 year old son. We actually both ended up reading it - it was like Men in Black without agents "J" and "K". We both thoroughly enjoyed it and I was especially pleased because he has resisted reading so much and this one he actually raced through. He is now reading the second one in the series - I can only hope it continues as well as the first.
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Helpful Score: 2
If this was the 1st book I had read rom James Patterson - it would have been the LAST.
It does not fit in any catagory that true Patterson fans might expect. It is a science fiction (poorly written) story fit for pre-teens. Daniel is an alien sent to earth to kill other aliens that are intent o harming earth. A PATTERSON BOOK TO AVOID.
Jeff
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My son, who doesn't like to read, actually enjoyed this book, and asked for more Daniel X books.

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