Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
The Paladin Prophecy
by Mark Frost
Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam.
Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school . . . and is being followed by men driving black sedans. When Will suddenly loses his parents, he must flee to the school. There he begins to explore all that he's capable of--physical and mental feats that should be impossible--and learns that his abilities are connected to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia.
Co-creator of the groundbreaking television series Twin Peaks, Mark Frost brings his unique vision to this sophisticated adventure, which combines mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural.
My oldest son read this first; he couldn't resist the awesome cover. He reads 1-3 books per week, depending on his homework schedule, so he's pretty up on the current MG and YA literature. That said, he declared this one of the best books he read last year. From him, that is a HUGE statement. And you know what . . . he's right, it's a great story. I highly recommend it!