Sunday, December 18, 2005

Darrien's Rise by Paul McCusker

When Anna and Kyle’s uncle comes over for a visit he tells them about an abandoned haunted house in the woods. Kyle and Anna decide to go find it but they never thought about what would happen when they found it. When they enter the house, they decide to explore throughout the house. Kyle looks through the keyhole on a door upstairs and sees what he believes is a ghost. He tells Anna to look for herself and he backs away from the door. Anna looks but doesn’t see anything. All of a sudden, the floor cracks and Kyle falls through the floor. Anna runs into the only place she can, which is the door with the ghosts behind it. After running through the door and the bright white light she realizes she’s not in Odyssey anymore. Kyle also wakes up and realizes that he isn’t in Odyssey anymore either. How will they ever get back to Odyssey, or is it even possible to return? Find out in this awesome book called Darrien’s Rise.

I loved Darrien’s Rise, the first book in the Passages Series by Paul McCusker. It was one of the best books I have ever read and I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series. I didn’t want to put this book down because it was so good. It is a Christian-based book and very adventurous. The characters had many different personalities that made the story even more interesting. I recommend this book to all ages. I hope and think that whoever reads Darrien’s Rise will enjoy it as much as I did.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 10
Reviewer Age: 12
Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA US