Escape from Shadow Island Max Cassidy #1 review ´ 104



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  1. says:

    In this book Max must infiltrate and escape shadow island to find his father free his mom and free his friendsI liked the book because I thought it was exiting to hear about his strategies of escapeI think you would like it if you are interested in adventure and Intensity


  2. says:

    Escape From Shadow IslandWhen There’s No Hope Of Success Why Even Try? The next Harry Houdini The greatest escapologist in the past 10 years The boy wizard Max Cassidy has been described as all of those things but he has a blemish on his reputation His mom is in jail for the next 18 years for the murder of his father Only Max his mother and Consuela the Cassidy family aide know that his mother never killed his father This takes place in Paul Adam’s novel Max Cassidy; Escape From Shadow Island The story begins in modern day London when Max an escape artist just like his father is told by a strange man that he believes his father is alive The man presents Max a slip of paper with the digits 11138352 Before he can offer an further explanation the man is murdered Two weeks later Max and Consuela head to the small Caribbean country of Santo Domingo the sight of Alex Cassidy Max’s father’s last show Santo Domingo has one of the most crooked justice systems in the world This fact leads Max to consider the possibility that his mother may be innocent The tiny country is given a sense of foreboding by the sinister Isla de Sombra Shadow Island a castle once used by pirates and now the base of a wealthy American businessman As soon as Max lays eyes on it he is sure he will have to go there to find out about his father Will his hunch prove correct and will he be able to find out if his father is alive and prove his mother innocent? Read this book to find out Max Cassidy; Escape From Shadow Island is an extremely engrossing book because it is sprinkled with humor at exactly the right moments almost the entire book has an air of suspense hanging over it and it is filled with action that keeps you on the edge of your seat The fact that Escape From Shadow Island is an extremely engaging book can be seen by the humor that is sprinkled throughout the book at exactly the right times When Julius Clark the owner of Shadow Island is uestioning Max because he caught him trespassing onto Shadow Island the boy responds with sarcastic and hilarious answers to let Clark know that he doesn’t frighten him One such tidbit of conversation goes like this Do you know who I am Max?” uestions Clark “The Pillsbury Dough Boy with glasses?” Max responds without hesitation Clark ignores the comment and asks “How did you get in here Max?” “I put on my red cape and flew 232” He retorts The humor sprinkled throughout the novel lets the reader know that Max isn’t worried about his abilities and never lets on about his level of anxiety However the author knows when to hold back from being funny because the mood of the story calls for something different This understanding of when to use humor and when not to takes the reader into exactly the right state of mind and leaves you unable to put the book down Secondly the reader will also be pulled into this extremely entrancing book because of the air of suspense it has throughout the entire story In fact the book starts off with Max declaring to the audience watching his escape show “I am going to do a trick no one has ever attempted in the past 50 years There is a reason no one has ever attempted this trick in the last 5 decades It is uite possibly the most dangerous escape anyone has ever tried 1” This uote starts the book off on a suspenseful tone “Max is going to do something that hasn’t been done?” You wonder incredulously “but he’s only 14” Then you begin to wonder what this trick is and why it is so dangerous Next you think “ How in the world is a 14 year old boy going to complete the most dangerous escape ever one that hasn’t been tried in the past 50 years?” The book starts off in that way and never strays from it Another moment of riveting suspense occurs when Santo Domingan police locks Max in a hotel only hours away from being executed If these examples don’t leave you wanting to know what happens next nothing will This entire book is perfectly suspenseful Finally the novel is thoroughly engrossing because it is action packed Max is constantly being pursued by either crooked policemen soldiers or any other menacing group that he stands to hurt by proving his mother’s innocence and finding if his father is alive or not For example after Max has broken out of the hotel where the local police had held him hostage he must escape through the twisting streets of the village He comes face to face with a police officer Max realizes that he can’t overpower the larger man so he turns around and runs the other way Soon the pursuit turns into a deadly game of tag with danger at every turn in an unfamiliar city This excitement leaves your heart pumping wondering how Max can outsmart his pursuers and live to see another day in this foreboding city The excitement pulls you into the book and doesn’t let you go until the final words In closing Max Cassidy; Escape From Shadow Island is an extremely engrossing book because it is sprinkled with humor at exactly the right moments almost the entire book has an air of suspense hanging over it and finally it is filled with action that keeps you on the edge of your seat I can connect to this book because Max is really a funny and sarcastic person He’s especially sarcastic when he feels uneasy or doesn’t have much confidence in himself I do that a lot too It’s like trying to cover up your doubts with being funny But I also use sarcasm and jokes in situations when I’m not worried about something It’s just who I am Max also does that so it’s really easy to connect to him and the book in that way From this book I learned several things One of those things that I stated earlier was that sometimes the best humor is knowing when not to be funny I also learned how suspense makes any book better because it leaves you wondering what will happen as well as hoping everything turns out fine in the end In reflection I worked very hard to do extremely well on this book review Therefore I believe that my grade should show that This particular book review was difficult than some of the other reviews I had done prior to it This was because I tried to do a thesis statement that didn’t have to do with theme because I wanted to have some variety on my reviews However once I figured out my thesis statement the review became considerably easier than I thought it would be I think that while I did a very good job on this assignment I could definitely continue to improve upon my conclusion I also felt that I could have tightened up my introductory paragraph at least by a few sentences This was a very well written book and I would give it a solid four out of five stars Any one looking for excitement and suspense should read this book


  3. says:

    For a lower level middle gradeYA book this really grabbed my attention It wasnt totally my style but I found myself not wanting to put it down


  4. says:

    Personal Response This book was very good The story was incredibly easy to predict but the author does a great job of covering this up with the action parts of the book Because of these action scenes this is probably one of my favorite shorter books It shows that simplicity and good character development make the book not the crazy depth the small details have Sometimes it's nice to not have to decode a secret language to understand a book I know that was some insane exaggeration but you know what I meanPlot Max Cassidy the main character is a magician His father died in a foreign country supposedly killed by his mother With his mother in jail he now lives with his dad's assistant After one of Max's performances a man comes to him and tells him that his father is not dead Max came to his hotel room the other day to find the man dead He knew that this was a dire situation The rest of the book is Max going to the place where his father was killed and trying to solve the mystery Many loopholes are included in this The action scenes are depicted very well grabbing your attention to make you feel like you are part of the story There are no dull parts eitherRecommendation Anyone who likes a book about action and mystery this book is for you If you like to read books where they watch paint dry to see what happens definitely do not read this book The difficulty is not high at all and most words are recognizable by anyone probably above third grade; however the length may be a turn off for someone that young


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    I received this book on Friday and was sooo excited to read about an escapologist that I started it right away and the story was so brilliant that I read it in a day I couldn't put the book down and I thought it is a fantastic idea for a seriesOkay so I might need to add don't do this at home for the kids and all thatthere's a disclaimer in the first pages of the book and I literally jumped to read what they meant I'm one tough cookie that wayThe idea of this book is such sheer brilliantness that I have been jumping up and down thinking about it FINALLY we get to know how those annoyingly smug people who get cuffed chained and thrown underwater in a bag manage to get out of there when normal people like myself would just drown well I might be able to get free too you know it's not like I've ever tried but I could be a fantastic escapologist for all I knowAnyways this book is made of awesome Max Cassidy is your regular 14 year old North London kid except that every now and then he goes on a stage and fascinates hundreds of people by getting free of cuffs and chains and other He learned everything from his father who was a brilliant escapologist himself Max's mother is serving a heavy sentence for allegedly killing her husband Max is living with his father's stage assistant Consuela and pays himself for his education with his work Life is tough but Max is a great kid and goes through this without complainingWhen he learns that there is a chance his father could in fact not be dead and that his mother could finally be set free Max doesn't hesitate and goes directly to Santo Domingo to find out what happened two years ago Max puts himself in the most dangerous position but he is not without resources thanks to his escapologist talentsIt is a fantastic adventure through and through and I really loved how uniue the story is Being in Max's mind when he does his tricks is priceless and you really get how the tricks work There are so many books on invented magic that we sometimes forget that the existent magic is a game of illusions and is as breathtakingly impressive as the imaginary one we can invent I really can't wait to read of Max in future books The book is written in a third person point of view and follows Max The style is fast paced and will make you stay at the edge of your seat during the entire book there are some funny moments as well and you will love Max's personality full of courage sense of justice and a good dose of attitudeFans of Artemis Fowl and Alex Rider will love this book there is fantastic action and the originality of the escapologist angle is absolutely brilliant since kids can always go take classes on this or go watch shows by real magicians which are age appropriate that goes without saying


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    This book feels it is necessary to explain what the definition of “implode” is and than 20 pages later uses the word “soporific” without any explanation I don't know if the author thinks he is addressing smart children or dumb adults This thriller revolves around a teenage boy whose father is murdered and his mother is accused of the crime and put in jail This seems to be a common theme; this is the second book I've read this summer with this plot the first is Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn – if you have to choose between the two pick Flinn Of course the boy knows that his mother is innocent and sets out trying to prove this fact The boy age 14 is also an escape artist – I mean like Houdini The author also makes up a very corrupt country in Central America called Santo Domingo no relation to the REAL Santo Domingo which is the capital of the Dominican Republic This book is completely unbelievable The dialogue and writing seems dumbed down I realize this is very tempting to do for authors who write for “young adults” but it should be avoided The best YA authors do not dumb down the material Chronicles of Narnia Hunger Games Harry Potter A Series of Unfortunate Events etc


  7. says:

    Max performs as a 14 year old escape artist which is a good thing because his parents can't earn money His dad is a legendary escape artist who mysteriously disappeared in Santo Domingo two years ago Max's mother is in prison for murdering his dad but Max believes she is innocent After a mysterious stranger comes to Max saying he knows the truth about his parents non stop actionmystery begins I want to read the seuel The Jaws of Death when it is published in August 2011 Steve Fondiller


  8. says:

    Max is a 14 year old boy who is trying to find his supposedly dead father and get his mother out of jail for a crime she didn't commit I liked this book because there was a lot of action and suspense and I would recommend this book to people who enjoy action and mysteries


  9. says:

    I did not have high hopes going into this book at all I think I actually purchased it new when it first came out in 2009 and it has just sat on my shelf ever since I finally decided I just need to get it out the way and read it because 10 years on a shelf is ridiculous This book is about Max the story goes that his mother killed his father However Max doesn't believe it he is determined to go back to the scene of the crime and find out exactly what happened What he finds is than he bargained for I was actually really impressed with this book saying it is definitely for young teens aka me aged 13 when I first purchased this book it was uite dark Although not 'dark' for adults it is darker than anything else I have ever read for that age group I really enjoyed how it felt like of an adult book yes there were definitely parts that were aimed at children but overall it felt like a grown up book You can certainly see why teens enjoy it with the scenes and the plot it does feel like it is a book for older ages The story was really fast paced and you can easily get through it in a few sittings It may not be for everyone but if you enjoy a mystery story then you might enjoy this There is a daring escape and a mysterious island definitely something a little bit different than your usual mysteries Be prepared if you pick this up it is aimed at young teens it may not be your twisty turny thriller but it is really good for the intended age Read it with that thought in mind On that basis I would definitely recommend it 


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    Max is an ordinary north London schoolboy by day but at night he performs sell out public shows as an escapologist nicknamed The Half Pint Houdini by the tabloid press His father Alexander was also a world renowned escapologist who disappeared two years earlier in the Central American state of Santo Domingo His body was never found but Max's mother Helen was convicted of murdering her husband by a Santo Domingan court One evening after his show Max receives a visit from a mysterious man from Santo Domingo Lopez Vega tells Max that his mother's trial was rigged and if Max comes to his hotel room the following night he has something to give himWhen Max goes to the hotel he finds Lopez Vega dead shot through the head The room has clearly been searched by the killer but what was he looking for? By chance Max finds a piece of paper hidden under Lopez Vega's wig Written on the paper is a seuence of eight numbers 83521113 What do the numbers mean? Are they a code or maybe the combination for a lock or a safe? Could they be the key to unlocking the mystery of his father's disappearance and getting his mother out of prison? They turn out to be a grid reference and at this spot Max finds a short letter hidden by his supposedly dead father only two weeks priorMax and his assistant travel to South America and it is there that they find the dark side of what is going on Bravely Max decides to infiltrate the notoriously protected Shadow Island and it is there that he stumbles across the biological warfare that is being carried out on prisoners perhaps just like his father He comes away with evidence of the names of other prisoners and the chases which go on he stumbles across an ally called Chris who is an ex SAS soldier and he assists Max escape Ultimately Shadow Island is burnt to the ground and they make plans to return to LondonBefore you read this book a word of warning don't read it expecting an action packed climax to end the story as you won't get one This is the first in a series of books featuring Max Cassidy's hunt for his supposedly dead father thereby also clearing his other of his father's murder; as such this is the first episode in that uest and you will have to wait until book two and possibly even book three? are published to find out whether Max is ever successful in this When I read it I hadn't realised this and it was only as I reached the final chapters that I worked out that there was no way the story would be finished in the remaining few pages I love serial books I just wish that the publishers had made it clear that this was the first in a seriesThat one small gripe aside this was a hugely enjoyable book that the majority of boys will love Refreshingly unlike Alex Rider the CHERUB series etc Max is a hero without the backing of a government agency; in fact it seems he may even have a British spy agency working against him in his uest Max's part time profession as an escapologist is also a nice new idea; Mr Adam cleverly uses one of Max's stage performances as well as Max's reminiscences about his childhood with his father to fill us in on Max's abilities in the field of escapology I was initially concerned that his skills in this area would be over used by the author to help get Max out of all kinds of completely unrealistic situations Fortunately these fears were totally unfounded; in fact I was almost disappointed that Max didn't use these abilities throughout the story However this made the story all the realistic and also leaves many opportunities for Max to demonstrate his talents in the next books in the seriesEscape From Shadow Island is a fast paced story full of great action scenes However it is not non stop thrills as the author also manages to intersperse these full on action scenes with moments of great tension The characterisation is good and the dialogue is spot on The Book Zone


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Summary Escape from Shadow Island Max Cassidy #1

Escape from Shadow Island Max Cassidy #1

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'My mum killed my dad then dragged his body all the way along the beach I don't believe a word of it'Max Cassidy is a teenage escapologist so good he's nicknamed the Half pint Houdini His father disappeared In this book Max must infiltrate and escape shadow island to find his father free his mom and free his friendsI liked the book because I thought it was exiting to hear about his strategies of escapeI think you would like it if you are interested in adventure and Intensity