I LOVE anything magical and witchy...such as this book :)
Simon was a normal kid up until he died. Yep, that's right...dead. Shortly after that traumatizing incident, things go from bad to worse. First, a pair of strangers show up: and old friend of his dad's and threatening dude almost straight out of Simon's nightmares. Next, his home is set on fire and his dad Sam goes missing. Simon is suddenly thrust into this world full of magic he had no idea existed, fighting for his life and soul. Not to mention he will do anything it takes to get Sam back and find out more about his birth parents...with the help of magic or otherwise.
I thought Bad Apple had a great story going on, though it felt slow moving at times. I like it when stories are action packed...not that this one didn't have any action, because it did! In fact, it started off with action! It's what sucked me in.
There was also a great diversity of characters.I really liked Nathan and his lady friend. Simon was great, too. He was a very brave kid, though he sometimes did very stupid things, lol. I really liked Penny too. Luke...he was just annoying, though he really surprised me there at the end..
Overall, I thought it was a great read! I think this would be perfect for kids who are in the MG age group and love a little magic in their reading ;)
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)