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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell | Book Review

The Children’s Book Review | November 29, 2014

Carry On by Rainbow RowellCarry On

Written by Rainbow Rowell

Age Range: 13 and up

Hardback: 517 pages

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

ISBN-13: 978-1-250-04955-1

What to expect: Fantasy

Author Rainbow Rowell has brought fanfiction to life in her 2015 novel, Carry On. Based on imaginary characters first introduced to readers in Rowell’s novel, Fangirl, this addition to her other works allows readers to step into a magical realm similar to those experienced by Harry Potter fans.

Simon Snow is the world’s greatest mage, and as the chosen one, it’s his destiny to stop what’s become known as “The Insidious Humdrum.” In his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, Simon Snow finds himself compelled to make a truce with his vampire enemy, Tyrannus Basilton Pitch—or Baz for short. He also becomes wrapped up in a struggle for magic’s existence, coming to terms with himself, and stopping a war in the magical world.

Voiced through Simon and his friends, Agatha, Penny, and Baz, the novel takes the reader through pages of adventure, discovery and mystery. It allows readers to determine who is bad and who is good and join with Simon in a truly colliding climax. Will Simon be able to face his enemies and come out on top?

Simon and Baz’s story comes together in a playful, British-style novel perfect for readers seeking a light-hearted, good-versus-evil fantasy novel.

Add this book to your collection: Carry On

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About Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & ParkFangirl and Carry On). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they’re screwing up. And people who fall in love.

When she’s not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things.

She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.

Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell, was reviewed by Lori L. Hadley. Follow along with our articles tagged with , and  to discover more great books for teens.

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