I recently read The Wizard in My Window by J. David Clark.
This is a fun story about a young boy who realizes his calling as something much more fantastic and thrilling than he ever could have imagined.
I really appreciated that this wasn't the typical "no one believes him" plotline. Pretty quickly, his older sister jumps on his side and begins to help him realize the extent of the secret he's stumbled upon. And by the end of the book, his parents are believers as well. I really enjoyed that aspect of it.
The writing is fantastic and the dialogue was well written. It can be difficult to write child and young adult dialogue, but J. David Clark pulled it off exceptionally well.
My one criticism, and it's really more of an opinion than anything, is that I thought perhaps the older sister jumped on board a little too quickly. Speaking as someone who was once a teenage girl, I'm not sure that she would have believed her little brother or bought into the idea of magic as quickly as she did. But it was more of a raised eyebrow in my mind as opposed to something that detracted from the story.
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And as always, bio information from the author, with his permission!
Author, blogger, and a lover of all things nerd: comics, science fiction, roleplaying, and gaming.
J. David Clarke was published in the literary journal of Tarrant County Jr College before moving on to become a Fine Arts graduate of Southwest Texas State University.
He has written two books: one collection of short stories called "The Rubberband Man and Other Stories", and a science fiction book called "Missing Time". "Missing Time" is volume 1 of a 3 part series. He is currently working on Volume 2, "Time Spent", and anticipates its release in October, 2013. He is also currently working on an epic fantasy series called "Keeper of Days", Volume 1 of which, "The Book of Day and Night", he hopes to have completed in 2014.
He lives in Texas with his cat, Nightingale.
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