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Book Review: Bourne Betrayal by Eric Van Lustbader

This is sure to be a hit among Ludlum fans. This novel is authored by Eric Van Lustbader. Although, this book is not written by Ludlum, the world’s favourite thrill fiction writer, this book doesn’t disappoint fans as Lustbader has the potential to rival even Ludlum. This Bourne adventure may lack its feel because most of the other important characters are either absent or dead. But Lustbader makes up for this with his hair-raising adventures, assassinations and crazy high-way chasing scenes. As usual the book lives up to its tag of a Ludlum, and delivers a heart-stopping, suspenseful climax.

Reviewed by: Paulson K Shaji, Class 10-D

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Book Highlight



Told in diary form by an irresistible heroine, this playful and perceptive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the May Bird trilogy sparkles with science, myth, magic, and the strange beauty of the everyday marvels we sometimes forget to notice.

Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood has lived in Cliffden, Maine, her whole life. She’s a typical girl in an atypical world: one where sasquatches helped to win the Civil War, where dragons glide over Route 1 on their way south for the winter (sometimes burning down a T.J. Maxx or an Applebee’s along the way), where giants hide in caves near LA and mermaids hunt along the beaches, and where Dark Clouds come for people when they die.

To Gracie it’s all pretty ho-hum…until a Cloud comes looking for her little brother Sam, turning her small-town life upside down. Determined to protect Sam against all odds, her parents pack the family into a used Winnebago and set out on an epic search for a safe place that most people say doesn’t exist: The Extraordinary World. It’s rumored to lie at the ends of the earth, and no one has ever made it there and lived to tell the tale. To reach it, the Lockwoods will have to learn to believe in each other—and to trust that the world holds more possibilities than they’ve ever imagined.

Book info & cover courtesy: goodreads.com

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