TJ Burns — March 18, 2016
I was thoroughly entertained throughout this entire book.
I love the story of an unlikely hero – and I can’t imagine a more unlikely hero than Xander (at least in the way he has presented himself to us).
Some of Xander’s shortcomings certainly have their origins in typical pre-teen insecurities, but as he compares himself to his classmates, Xander comes out lacking – in almost every field.
I loved the dynamics between Xander and Peyton. Peyton, the athletic, good-looking, polite best friend is destined now to take the role of “side-kick” or “bodyguard,” depending on who’s describing it. 😉 Then add Jinx to the equation, who Peyton rightfully mistrusts, and we have a witty, entertaining threesome, who seem unlikely to be able to save the world.
Action-packed, with clever dialogue, and impressive character growth, I can highly recommend Xander to not only middle-grade, but to young adult and adult readers as well.
Published April 5th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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