Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

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On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry receives a bag of sand which is immediately stolen by the evil Librarians who are trying to take over the world, and Alcatraz is introduced to his grandfather and his own special talent, and told that he must use it to save civilization.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781466865532
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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Apr 12, 2017

Love this book!
Such A good read.
If you are looking for a book pick this one!

Dec 07, 2016

Loved the suspense and thrill of Alcatraz

JCLJoshN Nov 28, 2016

I love the snarky, no-fourth-wall narration, the interesting take on magic and hidden worlds, and yes, I even like how the librarians are the villains. Plus, dinosaurs! Tremendous amounts of fun!

Aug 03, 2016

Hilarious. This book will have you in stitches by the time your done.

Jun 18, 2016

it is amazzzzzzzing

Feb 09, 2016

I started reading this series while impatiently awaiting the conclusion of Sanderson's Reckoners trilogy. These books are completely different. Not just from Brandon Sanderson's other books, but from pretty much everything else. They are incredibly funny, quick reads. I'm glad I found them.

aavishkakumar Nov 09, 2015

This was pretty good! Brandon Sanderson is a genius. it was very clever how Alcatraz was both the narrator and the main character. Lots of authors have tried that and failed but this was fantastic. Good plot twist at the end. I definitely did not see that coming. It was funny to see how he portrayed Librarians, seeing as I work in one. I think however, that horn rimmed glasses would definitely not suit me :D Overall, fantastic book, even better than a series of unfortunate events. Look forward to reading the next book

Jul 22, 2014

Since this is the first time that I read Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians for my mystery book project, I find this novel funny with a great sense of humour because it takes place in a dystopian land separated in fractions, as Alcatraz Semdry is known as an oculator for breaking stuff unexpectedly, and is being considered a hero, or, in other words as I describe this book: Deadpool living in a dystopian world where is is known as a hero. The reason why Alcatraz is like Deadpool is because they both break the fourth wall between the storyline of each chapter, and that they are good at fighting (excluding Alcatraz for breaking stuff). Therefore, I think that, to be honest, that this novel feels more of a children movie, due to the fact that Alcatraz made many mistakes within the novel, like when he was saying stupid stuff after Bastille tells him that he is stupid. Overall, I recommend you to read this humour dystopian novel because a hero with an incredible talent...for breaking things. A life-or-death rescue a bag of sand. A fearsome threat from a powerful secret network...the evil Librarians. Alcatraz Smedry doesn't seem destined for anything but disaster when on his 13th birthday he receives a bag of sand, which is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians plotting to take over the world. The sand will give the Librarians the edge they need to achieve world domination. Alcatraz must stop them! infiltrating the local library, armed with nothing but eyeglasses and a talent for klutziness, which the adventure never stops, after each one, for Alcatraz's beginning as an oculator!

Jul 10, 2014

What the heck? This book is so weird! But I give it points for how original it is.

Jun 21, 2014

Book 1
A great book about people who have dumb talents like tripping and falling, magic sand evil librarians and people who use magic glasses. Like I said, entertaining

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Apr 22, 2013

“Remember, despite the fact that this book is being sold as a 'fantasy' novel, you must take all of the things it says extremely seriously, as they are quite important, are in no way silly, and always make sense.

Apr 22, 2013

"People go along with what they're told. Even intelligent people believe what they read and hear, assuming they're given no reason to question."


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