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Parents' Guide to

The Wizenard Series: Training Camp

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Basketball and magic mix in supernatural fantasy.

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This awkward combination of sports action and supernatural shenanigans doesn't really reward readers who stick it out for 600 pages. Author Wesley King knows how to construct a suspenseful scene, but when each scene is repeated another four times from different perspectives, some readers might justifiably lose patience. The platitudinous dialogue, the lack of a compelling villain, and the absence of any major female characters don't help, either.

Although the advice dispensed by the mysterious Rolabi makes some worthwhile points, the stilted conversations between the coach and the kids grow tedious. The Wizenard Series: Training Camp ends with no sense of resolution or even expectation. But surely another book is on the way.

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