Mysterious Book Brings A Great Vibe

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“Small victories are the best kind.”

 

“Small victories are the best kind.”

 

Alexander Baddenfield is exactly how his middle name is; bad. Well, not exactly bad, more like a horrible, lying, cheating, scoundrel. Alexander’s family has a bad reputation of dying horrible deaths at young ages. So, like any main character in a story Alexander makes a plan. He decides to transplant 9 lives from an ordinary housecat into his own body so he can live longer and avoid death’s call.

 

As soon as you pick up this book and start reading it, the idea of doing anything else but read seems impossible. Full of humor, suspense, and creativity I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. This book has a very unique and interesting idea that I have never seen in a book before. The author had a way of writing this book so you were always on the edge of your seat. Another great quality about this book is how descriptive it is. It paints a great picture into your mind so you can imagine what is going on in your head while you are reading. Each chapter also had an illustration that was very well drawn even though they were in black and white. What I like about this book the most is how likeable the characters are. Alexander is so cruel yet the way he thinks is very interesting. Alexander’s servant Winterbottom has an almost motherly nature that you see in your parent’s every day. And, my favorite character: the Narrator. The Narrator does a spectacular job of telling the story and can be very humorous at time. I would recommend The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano for an age group of 12 and older because there are some very gory parts and some very confusing long words. This is NOT you regular fairy-tale type of book.