Book Reviews of The Divide (Divide, Bk 1)

The Divide (Divide, Bk 1)
The Divide - Divide, Bk 1
Author: Elizabeth Kay
ISBN-13: 9780439456968
ISBN-10: 0439456967
Publication Date: 7/1/2003
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: The Chicken House
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed The Divide (Divide, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
Well this book is sort of a childrens mystical book. Its about a boy who falls into the divide and when he wakes up he is in another world where science doesnt exist, everything is done by magic. He and a few friends go through several different situations together. Its a great book but you will have to read it yourself, I dont like to spoil things.
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My child love it, great for teenager reader.
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Reviewed by K. Osborn Sullivan for TeensReadToo.com

Felix is a boy whose parents are a little overprotective of him. And who can blame them? Their son has a potentially fatal heart condition. One wrong move could be Felix's last. Considering the circumstances, his parents are doubly horrified when Felix disappears during a family vacation to Costa Rica.

While his parents fear that Felix might be kidnapped or lost in the jungle, the truth is far stranger. Their son is in another world - one he entered accidentally while crossing the continental divide. In this other world, magic is real and Felix is treated like a legend that sprang from a storybook. After all, the many odd creatures that inhabit this magical world have never seen a human before and find it hard to believe that one is walking among them. Felix spends the majority of THE DIVIDE exploring the magical world, making friends with its bizarre inhabitants, and trying to find a spell that will send him home.

Some of my favorite characters in the book are the brazzles, which are huge, bird-like creatures, much like griffins. The males of the species are obsessed with math. The females are not. This does not make for happy brazzle marriages. Felix also becomes close friends with what is known as a tangle child. Her name is Betony and she is an elf. After getting over the fact that they have really met a legendary human, Felix's new friends are willing to use their understanding of magic to try and help him find his way home.

Unfortunately, not everyone in the magical world is so generous and kind. Felix also runs afoul of some unpleasant creatures, including japegrins, who want to take advantage of his helplessness.

THE DIVIDE is an imaginative book that I highly recommend to lovers of young adult fantasy. It has likeable characters, as well as villains who are easy to despise. It presents a magical world that the reader can see through Felix's eyes. Also, as an added bonus, it has a wonderful cover. Maybe that should not carry much weight, but for some reason, I was delighted by the cover that split down the middle. Overall, I believe that if readers jump to a magical world along with Felix, they will agree that it was well worth the trip.
reviewed The Divide (Divide, Bk 1) on + 24 more book reviews
Though brave and resourceful, Felix has a heart condition that threatens his life. On his summmer vacation, Felix visits a spot called the Divide, where the waters that run down to the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans separate. Here, Felix tumbles into a magical backwards world, and meets fantastical creatures such as Ironclaw, an enormous brazzle, and Betony, a kind tangle-girl. With his new friends, Felix sets off on a thrilling quest to find a cure for his illness. But can he also find a way back home?
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Reviewed by K. Osborn Sullivan for TeensReadToo.com

Felix is a boy whose parents are a little overprotective of him. And who can blame them? Their son has a potentially fatal heart condition. One wrong move could be Felix's last. Considering the circumstances, his parents are doubly horrified when Felix disappears during a family vacation to Costa Rica.

While his parents fear that Felix might be kidnapped or lost in the jungle, the truth is far stranger. Their son is in another world - one he entered accidentally while crossing the continental divide. In this other world, magic is real and Felix is treated like a legend that sprang from a storybook. After all, the many odd creatures that inhabit this magical world have never seen a human before and find it hard to believe that one is walking among them. Felix spends the majority of THE DIVIDE exploring the magical world, making friends with its bizarre inhabitants, and trying to find a spell that will send him home.

Some of my favorite characters in the book are the brazzles, which are huge, bird-like creatures, much like griffins. The males of the species are obsessed with math. The females are not. This does not make for happy brazzle marriages. Felix also becomes close friends with what is known as a tangle child. Her name is Betony and she is an elf. After getting over the fact that they have really met a legendary human, Felix's new friends are willing to use their understanding of magic to try and help him find his way home.

Unfortunately, not everyone in the magical world is so generous and kind. Felix also runs afoul of some unpleasant creatures, including japegrins, who want to take advantage of his helplessness.

THE DIVIDE is an imaginative book that I highly recommend to lovers of young adult fantasy. It has likeable characters, as well as villains who are easy to despise. It presents a magical world that the reader can see through Felix's eyes. Also, as an added bonus, it has a wonderful cover. Maybe that should not carry much weight, but for some reason, I was delighted by the cover that split down the middle. Overall, I believe that if readers jump to a magical world along with Felix, they will agree that it was well worth the trip.