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Wordsetc review of Fuse

Reviewer Jane Holiday reviews Fuse in the latest edition of Wordsetc, exploring the story in vivid detail, and describing the journey of Justin and Kendall with much gusto. Anyone who hasn’t read the book yet beware, there are spoilers aplenty, which is why I won’t post the entire review here.

She gives the novel a sound three and a half stars, and laments my using one too many adverbs, but offers this sterling praise at the end.

Fuse is a very good story, full of excitement and surprises, and may perhaps give food for thought to bullies who, it is said, have usually once been bullied themselves. The growing closeness of the two brothers as they survive their difficult and often dangerous experiences is well portrayed and contributes to the reader’s engagement with them. Young adults should find Fuse a good read, one that is engrossing and very amusing in parts.

 

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    October 16th, 2009 @16:06 #
     
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    Yay Sally, a carrot loud and clear. Next time we will prune those adverbs... :)

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