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Lights, Camera, Action Hero!

Star League series bk 1

By: HJ Harper

Illustrated By: Nahum Ziersch

Jay Casey is a superstar and he is thrilled when he is invited to audition for his favourite director Ben Beaumont. When he arrives he finds he is not the only kid there and he isn’t auditioning for a movie role. Ben wants Jay to lead a team of talented kids in a battle against evil. Before Jay can decide what he is going to do about his offer, he is kidnapped. Can he come up with a plan to get himself out of this mess?

A kids series that contains a movie star, a werewolf, a ninja, a robot, an animancer and a zombie. It is an easy read with short chapters and a few black and white illustrations. There is plenty of action to keep young readers interested. Though there are fight scenes in this book the violence is against robots. It doesn’t seem to be worse than what kids see in cartoons. I can see it being popular with kids who like action and want something more than fairies, dancing and poop jokes. With a mix of male and female characters all involved in the action it has the potential to reach both male and female readers. I’m interested in seeing how it progresses.

Publisher: Random House Australia

Published: 01 June 2011

Format: Paperback

Categories: General

ISBN 13: 9781864718669

Purchase: here or click on Booktopia logo on side of the page

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