The Marvelous Effect (Marvelous World)

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Louis Proof is an ordinary kid.

He loves listening to hip-hop, racing radio-controlled cars, and hanging out with his best friend, Brandon. Then a mysterious letter invites him to visit the local junkyard. There he finds a secret, underground amusement park like no other in existence. This is the best day of Louis's life. The park even has the most amazing race course for radio-controlled cars. Louis starts racing right away. It's a close contest; he's about to activate his nitro boost to take the lead, when...

This is the worst day of Louis's life. Without warning or reason, thirteen-year-old Louis Proof falls into a coma due to a virus of a mysterious, celestial origin. When he awakens three months later, the world that he once knew and loved is totally out of control. He will learn that his illness is connected to everything that is wrong, and that it's not only his responsibility but his destiny to set things right.

This story is a megadramatic, remarkably true, super action fantasy. Get ready!

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Troy Cle set this fantasy in his hometown of East Orange, New Jersey. It melds hip-hop, video gaming, street lingo, and SAT vocabulary into a complicated frenetic story of good and evil. Malcolm Jamal Warner moves smoothly between the voices of the streetwise preteen Louis Proof and his inner-city friends and Galonious Imperial Evil (a force of evil determined to infiltrate the world of humans) and his minions. Unfortunately, Warners skills do not rescue this confusing, complicated tale. After discovering a portal to another dimension at a local junkyard, Louis falls into a coma. When he awakens three months later, his world has changed, and it is his destiny to set things right. The dialogue sounds unrealistic and in need of some serious editing. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Louis Proof, an inner-city, African American teen, and his friend Brandon receive an invitation to go to a mysterious amusement park. Their trip leads to strange experiences, which become stranger after Louis slips into a coma and, upon his recovery, discovers that he has special powers. Soon, Louis finds himself battling creatures from another dimension, led by the often-funny Galonious Imperial Evil. In the course of the extremely complicated plot, Louis and his friends fight many high-octane battles. Little is resolved at the end, but readers will discover more when they read this title's sequel. Louis' adventures completely parallel those typical of computer games, and this title is clearly an attempt to capture the video-game world in prose. Whether young gamers will find a game in book form more appealing than actually playing remains to be seen, but this first installment in the planned Marvelous World series makes for an interesting effort. Morning, Todd

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