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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Patrick Carman is a genius

This book, Thirteen Days to Midnight, was written by Patrick Carman, and was published on March 12, 2010. This book was a suspenseful, romantic, comedic, thriller that starts out with Jacob Fielding and his father getting into a car accident. Jacob's father died, but he...
This book, Thirteen Days to Midnight, was written by Patrick Carman, and was published on March 12, 2010. This book was a suspenseful, romantic, comedic, thriller that starts out with Jacob Fielding and his father getting into a car accident. Jacob's father died, but he didn't. He has been wondering how he did from the time that his father was killed and after Ophelia James shows up then he figures it out, and boy does he have a lot of questions.

This book affected me a lot more than I thought possible for a fictional book of this kind. It had me wondering what a loss of that kind would feel like, and how I would I handle it. The thing that was important that really would allow me to recommend this to others is the fact that it was unpredictable, and very intense.

The major themes in the story are the idea that his father left him with so much, but his father died unexpectedly and had no time to tell him. One of the situations that reveal this them is when Ophelia James comes and she is in an unexpected accident, but she survives without injury. The themes of this book are very new and original. The idea that this books themes were original is the reason that I enjoyed this book so much.

I recommend this book for anyone that is looking for a new type of experience in fictional reading. This book is not what I expected, but in the good way. I am not the one to read a lot of books, but after reading the first chapter of this book, I could not stop reading it till I had to put it down. I could not stop thinking about this book when I wasn't reading it, and when I was reading it I was in my own little world. I loved it!!!!!

posted by 7312464 on March 1, 2011

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8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

An Action Book for Boys

Jacob has a secret. A secret power, to be more specific. Moments before he and Mr. Fielding got into a car accident, his caretaker told him he was indestructible. Nothing can hurt him. He's never told anyone about it. Then the new girl Ophelia comes to town and suddenly...
Jacob has a secret. A secret power, to be more specific. Moments before he and Mr. Fielding got into a car accident, his caretaker told him he was indestructible. Nothing can hurt him. He's never told anyone about it. Then the new girl Ophelia comes to town and suddenly he's told both her and his best friend Milo about it. The three of them set out to learn more about Jacob's power and the rules that govern it. But as time goes by, Jacob feels a sinister dark creeping in and Ophelia begins acting very strange. Soon it becomes very clear that Jacob is running out of time to help his friend, and he can't do it alone.

The first thing I must say about this book is that is was completely unpredictable. Really. I have not read Patrick Carman's Atherton books (though I will!) so I had no idea what to expect from him. My weakness for super powers brought this book to my attention and it delivered quite the fresh take on a unique power. It was easy reading and emotional without being too heavy handed. The action pulled the story along, leaving out boring lulls. This book is definitely good reading for boys. Give it a try!

posted by ChelseaW on March 13, 2010

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