Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell

Campbell, Chelsea A. The Rise of Renegade X, 340 p. Egmont, 2010.  $17.99.  Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ‘f’); Violence: G.  Mature Content: PG-13 (making out, unmarried pregnancy and talk of the need for birth control).  Damien Locke has been looking forward to his 16th birthday for a long time – and waiting for the “V” to appear on his thumb to prove that he is all villain, just like his mom.  Instead he gets the shock of his life and now he is stuck living with his Hero Dad – a man he never knew.  Is Damien Villain or Hero?  Maybe he isn’t even sure.  Damien’s predicament makes for much better reading than I thought it would.  Damien is torn between two worlds, torn between two girls and even torn between two parents, even though he’s only known his dad a few days.  Because Damien’s upset about his mother’s indiscretion, I would suggest this is best with an older crowd.  HS - ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher.

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