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The Gift - The First 21 Chapters [NOOK Book]

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IN A WORLD WHERE FREEDOM HAS ALL BUT DISAPPEARED... WHERE MUSIC AND READING AND CREATIVITY OF ANY KIND ARE SEVERELY PUNISHED... WHERE EVEN CHILDREN ARE KIDNAPPED AND IMPRISONED BY THE GOVERNMENT... THERE IS ONLY ONE HOPE LEFT.

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Overview

IN A WORLD WHERE FREEDOM HAS ALL BUT DISAPPEARED... WHERE MUSIC AND READING AND CREATIVITY OF ANY KIND ARE SEVERELY PUNISHED... WHERE EVEN CHILDREN ARE KIDNAPPED AND IMPRISONED BY THE GOVERNMENT... THERE IS ONLY ONE HOPE LEFT.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316185134
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Series: Witch and Wizard Series , #2
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Free Preview - The First 21 Chapters
  • Sales rank: 7,844
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 941 KB

Meet the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Biography

James Patterson had been working as a very successful advertising copywriter when he decided to put his Masters degree in English to a somewhat different use. Inspired by bestselling hair-raising thrillers like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist, Patterson went to work on his first novel. Published in 1976, The Thomas Berryman Number established him as a writer of tightly constructed mysteries that move forward with the velocity of a bullet. For his startling debut, Patterson was awarded the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel—an auspicious beginning to one of the most successful careers in publishing.

A string of gripping standalone mysteries followed, but it was the 1992 release of Along Came a Spider that elevated Patterson to superstar status. Introducing Alex Cross, a brilliant black police detective/forensic psychologist, the novel was the first installment in a series of bestselling thrillers that has proved to be a cash cow for the author and his publisher.

Examining Patterson's track record, it's obvious that he believes one good series deserves another…maybe even a third! In 2001, he debuted the Women's Murder Club with 1st to Die, a fast-paced thriller featuring four female crime fighters living in San Francisco—a homicide detective, a medical examiner, an assistant D.A., and a cub reporter. The successful series has continued with other numerically titled installments. Then, spinning off a set of characters from a previous novel (1998's When the Wind Blows), in 2005 he published Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Featuring a "flock" of genetically engineered flying children, the novel was a huge hit, especially with teen readers, and spawned a series of vastly popular fantasy adventures.

In addition to continuing his bestselling literary franchises, Patterson has also found time to co-author thrillers with other writers—including Peter de Jonge, Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Howard Roughan—and has even ventured into romance (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Sam's Letters to Jennifer) and children's literature (santaKid). Writing at an astonishing pace, this prolific author has turned himself into a one-man publishing juggernaut, fulfilling his clearly stated ambition to become "the king of the page-turners."

Good To Know

Patterson's Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas was inspired by a diary his wife kept that tracked the development of their toddler son.

Two of Patterson's Alex Cross mysteries (Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) have been turned into films starring Morgan Freeman; in 2007, a weekly television series premiered, based on the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels.

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    1. Hometown:
      Palm Beach, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newburgh, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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  • Posted January 3, 2011

    movie script not a book

    Again another disappointing misleading e-book, this is not a book it is a script!

    34 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    The gift

    I was wondering is this an appropriate book for me. I am eleven years old. Thanks!

    18 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Awesome already!!!!!

    I just started this book yesterday n itz already amazing! READ IT!!!!! U'll luv it jus like i do!!!!

    15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2010

    Awesome

    It was good I just wish id seen that it was free before I bought it.

    14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Best series ever!

    These books r the BEST fantasy series ive ever read! LOVE IT!!!!!!!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    Very interesting

    These stories are fun and quick reads. Enjoy.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

    Do+not+get

    8 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Anonymous.

    The first book was amazing. This book is even better because it is a continue of whit and whisty allgood. You should read this if you are into fantasy stuff. I LOVED IT!!!(:

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Cool

    Everyone told me to read it

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Review

    If ur under the age of 9 u will love it how ever if ur over tht age and i am its bad awful horrible dont waste money

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Read it in a two days.

    Loved it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    It is awesome

    I read the first book and can wait to read this one

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Witch and Wizard roxs my sox

    I couldnt wait to sit down and read the second book. So far the BEST series I have read

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Should i get this or not

    2 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    ?

    Is this good?

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Love the 1 book

    First book is awesome

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Weak story

    The characters are not developed and there is no build up or any real substance to the story. I was glad when it was over. Really had to force myself thankfuly it was a short story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Kp

    Is this a good book for a 13yr old?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    It is writen like a play. It sucks.

    It really sucks. Do delete this if yo got it. It is writen like a play. It does not make any sense. DO NOT GET THIS BOOK.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Another Patterson Failure

    Patterson hasn't written a decent book since his earliest. He simply lends his name to a long list of nobodys who continue to disappoint.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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