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The Gift

The Gift When Whit Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order they were barely able to escape with their lives Now part of a hidden community of teens like th

  • Title: The Gift
  • Author: James Patterson Ned Rust
  • ISBN: 9781846054761
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Whit Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the NWhen Whit Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.But the One has other plans in store for them He needs Wisty, for she is The One Who Has the Gift While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty s suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw dropping climax and conclusion the highly anticipated fulfillment of the heart pounding opening prologue of book one The Execution of the Allgoods

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    1. James Patterson Ned Rust says:
      Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteBookShotsJIMMY Patterson BooksOfficial Site for James Patterson s Middle School SeriesReadKiddoReadJames Patterson has created enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series As of January 2016, he has sold over 350 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children s, middle grade, and young adult fiction and is also the first author to have 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestsellers lists.The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English but dropped out after a year, knowing that he wouldn t be able to continue reading and writing for pleasure if he became a college professor.Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company.In 1976, while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first novel to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction.In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life will be released in theaters in October 2016.For his initiatives to help kids become passionate readers and for his philanthropic efforts, Patterson was awarded the National Book Foundation s 2015 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community James Patterson has donated than one million books to students, emphasizing some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country In 2015, Patterson donated 1.75 million to school libraries throughout the United States, and 250,000 in holiday bonuses to individual bookstore employees He also gave 1 million to independent bookstores in 2014.Patterson has recently donated over 26 million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty four colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donated over 650,000 books to U.S soldiers at home and overseas In May 2015, Patterson launched a new children s book imprint at Little, Brown, called JIMMY Patterson, that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson will be investing proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives Patterson has also founded ReadKiddoRead, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation s excitement for reading.

    Comment 356 on “The Gift

    1. Savita says:
      Hah This is good No attempted romance y crap Back to the real action and grit This is what I ve been waiting for EDIT Now that I ve finished itCOULD IT GET ANY MORE AMAZING THIS is the James Patterson I know and love, with all his plot twists and awesome charactesr.

    2. Grace Stiles says:
      So this book it s just bad Please don t get worked up over my opinion I liked the first book Really, I did But in general, Mr P s writing seems like it s gone down the tube The Max Ride books after the third one, Daniel X, and now Witch and Wizard.I m not going to annoy you with a boring summary, you should know it by now Issue 1 dialogue and writing The dialogue is stiff, like they are bad actors with bad scripts with a bad director in a bad movie Because that is how JP writes like it s a movie [...]

    3. Laura says:
      The original book got 4 stars from me, but this sequel only gets 2 First of all, why am I getting an ARC to a James Patterson sequel Perhaps it s not selling as well as his other series This book is really Witch Wizard all over again there s not that much changed in the way of plot, characterization or, well, anything unlike, say, the Hunger Games trilogy, which does have some set pieces but you do see character growth and a story arc It s definitely out of the Patterson factory and suffers from [...]

    4. Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~ says:
      This one was better than the first I wonder if the next one is even better than this and obviously the first A series that starts off bad only to get betterbetter by every book That would be interesting Wisty is getting to be a better character in this one Her brother Whit is still annoying me.

    5. Anita says:
      I am confused about this series I have looked at websites and read other reviews, and so far the feedback seems to be rather positive I guess there are just some books you don t like It s just unusual, because I m usually in sync with other people, but this time I can t be further away I really, really do not like these books this book specifically I think with Witch and Wizard, it was new and somewhat enjoyable I was hoping the story would have moved on from the last book Really, I feel like th [...]

    6. Chazz Sandoval says:
      I thought that this book was just as good if not better than the first book in the series The book was easy to comprehend and continued to keep me interested all throughout the book.I do think that you should read the first book of the series before you read this one because it will make a lot sense to you and catch you up on what is going on My favorite character in this book is Whit because even though he is strong and buff he still can be emotional and help with problems He wants to do every [...]

    7. Jacquelyn says:
      I didn t read the first book in the series, so that s undoubtedly a big part of why I found it hard to care about the characters But I just found them to be somewhat flat, their voices weren t all that unique which I think is critically important if you re going to shift first person perspective between characters , and the writing felt rushed There were definitely some good action sequences, but that was mostly what this book was a series of action sequences I would have liked to have some time [...]

    8. Alissa says:
      I found the second book of this series to be as engrossing as the first book I almost completed the whole book in one day, finishing the last 12% the following night Overall, I found that the characters remained true to their portrayal, while also growing through all the hardships and chaos that has consumed their lives I also truly love how this book continues to realize that it is a book during the whole story telling process During some parts where the reader is ridiculed for lack of a better [...]

    9. Moriah Writes-a-lot says:
      I was originally going to whine about the grievous misuse of the English language, particularly in the simile and metaphor department, as my claim was there were on average 3 horrid, stretched out similes or metaphors per a page But my friends have proved me wrong and not wanting to use use a hyperbole which was also over used , I stand corrected There is on average only one rancid, overused, or stretched out simile metaphor per a page Patterson saves up all his big boy words for these nails on [...]

    10. Aaron says:
      Wisteria and Whitford Allgood are back in the second book in a dystopian series where the world has been taken over by the New Order, and their magical skills would seem to be the only hope of the Resistance While the first book seemed to be nothing than a prologue to explain the world in which the series is set, The Gift does a good job of being presenting an interesting story that is a blend of science fiction and fantasy.The One Who Is The One seems to have recognized the gift of great magic [...]

    11. Melody says:
      I remember the first in the series wasn t that great, but it was an easy read I don t remember it being quite this bad First off, I feel like this series is trying to capitalize on both the supernatural and dystopian YA trends Which would be fine, if it did a good job at either one We re told to believe this new world has been established relatively recently, with people being openly zealous 1984 style, but I honestly don t remember any justification given for people to turn around that quickly. [...]

    12. Brian Bova says:
      Not as good as the first one Ending is left open for part 3 The Fire.

    13. Raegan says:
      1.5 stars.The first book was a lot better than this one I didn t like the writing in this book at all and the plot of this book slowly downward spiraled into eternal darkness.

    14. nicole says:
      can t finish, even if it means having to explain to the supervisor who lent it to me exactly why i didn t like it good lord, what a trainwreck.

    15. Megan says:
      the ending was so suspenseful and good I knew they weren t going to die but I still felt like they were.

    16. Z. says:
      I absolutely loved Whit in this book I m always thoroughly amused by the banned lists in the back of the book, too It was a great read, very fast paced and thrilling I can t wait for the next one

    17. Sophie says:
      I enjoyed this book much , even though I got very confused could ve been done to show that the end of the first book wasn t before the second book but an ongoing point that the two books lead to It was really good I m confused about Byron and Celia and the end scene but I have the 3rd book so there s no time to waste

    18. Adriana says:
      A solid read for younger readers with lots of action and character development It picks up right where the previous volume left off and it doesn t pause until the end Be warned that this is not a case of being a able to pick up random volumes and being able to enjoy You will be completely lost if you read this before volume 1.

    19. Kelly Akemann says:
      Tried to continue on with this series but alas it is a no go for me.

    20. Mandy says:
      This was a really easy, yet fun read If you re a fan of The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, and or Harry Potter, this is the series for you

    21. Angelica Guzman says:
      This book was exciting yet terrifying, wanting you to keep reading, no breaks This book tells a story about a brother and a sister who were caught by The One who is The One They are trapped in a facility center, until they escape They escape to go the the Freeland and find their parents In the first book they were taken away from their parents, they never knew that they were wicthes and wizards Once Wisty and Wist Allgood fine their freinds in the mainland, they have missions to complete They ha [...]

    22. Anan says:
      The Witch Wizard was good I ll give it that It wasn t the best book it had ever read, but it was fresh, funny, fast and fun It was written in the same tone that the Maximum Ride series was written in, with a twist of magic If there hadn t been the sequel, I would have been happy But there was, and I m not I ve read the recent Maximum Ride reviews, so I m sure there are people who agree with me when I say the plot has steadily gotten worse, with people changing sides all the time Angel and other [...]

    23. Ms. Yingling says:
      Whit and Wisty Allgood are still on the run from the New Order, which has banned all art, music and writing from the world, and is attempting to reeducate all of the children in various awful ways Whit sees Wisty killed, only to find out it was really fellow Resister Margo, and the two siblings take off to find their parents.Whit is also looking for Celia, his lost love, who appears to him from propaganda bill boards and gets him in trouble from time to time.The two seek temporary refuge in the [...]

    24. M.A. Nichols says:
      This wasn t terrible, but really wasn t good either As a bad guy, it reaches a point where if you have the heroes in your clutches so many times and still haven t managed to get rid of them, it s time to give up as you are obviously not made to be a villain Both books have the same plot the kids get captured, they escape through some miraculous event, get captured again, and escape again This happened in both books and the villain has held enough public executions that end up with them escaping [...]

    25. Nicole Gozdek says:
      Ich habe mich selten beim Lesen so ber ein Buch aufgeregt W hrend mir das erste Buch noch gut gefallen hat, berzeugt mich der 2 Band der Witch Wizard Reihe leider gar nicht mehr Sch n und gut, wenn die Autoren denken, dass wir Leser keine Erkl rung ben tigen, wie es zu den dystopischen Zust nden im Buch gekommen ist Leider denken sie aber auch, dass wir GAR KEINE Antworten brauchen Oder eine Handlung, die einen Sinn ergibt Oder Figuren, die charakterkonform agieren Stattdessen bekommen wir es mi [...]

    26. Dean says:
      This is the second book in James Patterson s series The Witch and Wizard This book is a very fast paced read for everybody to enjoy Wisty is a fiery witch, who survives torture at the hands of the New Order Whit, an athletic and strong wizard, searches for his former girlfriend, Celia, who was killed by the New Order and now lives in an alternate dimension of reality where the dead exist as Half Lights The story is about Whit and Whisty Allgood, who are in a constant life and death battle, as th [...]

    27. Victoria Yacaman says:
      The Gift Witch and Wizard by James Patterson was read by my sister They had a rule of none of these Kinds of books at school I didn t know why If it is just a made up story I found it interesting when I read the back cover The government took everything away I wanted to know why What kind of criminal is that bad that they take away everything I mean, they are just minors.The Gift is about two magical wizards or as people might call them witches It s about two brothers and sisters having to escap [...]

    28. Maria says:
      What the H happened that was my reaction after hitting the epilogue of the book.This is an awesome read But the question posed at the start of the book remained unanswered what is Wisty s gift that The One wants it so badly reading this felt like jumping from to portal to freaking portal like Whit Wisty i never know where the author will take me some ride i love love LOVE Wisty s character very defiant and strong and undeterred despite the unfortunate events that followed them and believe me, th [...]

    29. David says:
      This is an awesome book that kept me interested at all times.It was also full of surprises It always made me think something would happen but its completely different One time I got surprised was when after the underground concert the Bionics drummer became Wisty new boyfriend out of the blue and then when he helped the New Order capture Whit and Wisty and then New Order chopped off the drummer s hand to torture Wisty and force her to hold the dead hands till she gave The One Who Is The One her [...]

    30. Mary says:
      I got this book from my sister over winter break, unfortunately I didn t realize it was the part of a trilogy, or that I was reading it out of order.This book start in the middle of a story were a group of outcast teenagers, some with powers some without, are fighting against the evil forces taking control These evil forces are controlling and constricting people to be the same, outlawing music, etc like every evil government tries to control their people Although for some reason this single fam [...]

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