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by Michael Grant

Other Books by Michael Grant. One. David MacAvoy-whose friends called him Mack-was not an unlikely hero.

The Magnificent 12. Book One. The Call. For Katherine Tegen, who believed I could be funny. Other Books by Michael Grant. He was an impossible hero. First, there was the fact that he was only twelve years old. And then there was the fact that he was not especially big, strong, wise, kind, or good-looking.

Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Grant’s brand of action and humor should satisfy both those readers who get down with fantasy and those who prefer to send it up. (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books). Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Michael Grant, author of the Gone series, the Messenger of Fear series, the Magnificent Twelve series, and the Front Lines trilogy, has spent much of his life on the move.

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The Magnificent 12: The Call kicks off a new middle grade series by Michael Grant, introducing young readers to a. .

In the thrilling second book of the Magnificent 12 series, Mack MacAvoy is challenged by his spectral mentor, Grimluk - who only appears in the shiny chrome pipes of bathrooms. Mack must find the ancient ones, the great forgotten forces. Some will help; some not so much.

Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. Medium parents who barely notice him. With a list of phobias that could make anyone crazy, Mack never would have guessed that he is destined for a more-than-medium life.

And then, one day, something incredibly strange happens to Mack. A three-thousand-year-old man named Grimluk appears in the boys’ bathroom to deliver some startling news: Mack is one of the Magnificent Twelve, called the Magnifica in ancient times, whatever that means. An evil force is on its way, and it’s up to Mack to track down eleven other twelve-year-olds in order to stop it. He must travel across the world to battle the wicked Pale Queen’s dangerous daughter, Ereskigal—also known as Risky. But Risky sounds a little scary, and Mack doesn’t want to be a hero. Will he answer the call?

A laugh-out-loud story filled with excitement and magic, The Magnificent Twelve: The Call is the first book in bestselling author Michael Grant’s hilarious new fantasy adventure series.


David "Mack" McAvoy is a bright, but average twelve-year-old with caring, but somewhat neglectful parents. When he saves the school bully - Stephan's life by helping stem the flow of blood after the boy puts his arm through a window he is taken under the big brute's wing. Though at first he isn't sure this is a good thing, he's grateful for the protection when an old man shows up informing Mack is fated to be the leader of The Magnificent 12, a group of twelve-year-old's, who through magic must save the world from the evil mother of all monsters, The Pale Queen. He might have ignored the man, but for the aged assassin and monsters who show up at his middle school to kill him. And so Mack and Stephan embark on a journey around the world to locate the rest of the magnificent twelve. But can a group of twelve-year-old's really save the world?

In a way I'm glad that I read the second book in this series before reading the first. Don't get me wrong, it's a good book filled with adventure and some funny scenes, however it pales in comparison to the hilarity of its sequel - The Trap (review to be posted on release date). While this book might have received a higher rating from me than it did, I probably wouldn't have bothered to pick up another book in the series which is very obviously geared to children, not really the type of book meant to expand to include adult interest. The difference between this and The Trap is even though they're both clearly geared toward children The Trap keeps you laughing from beginning to end so you don't really mind the immaturity of the book as an adult reader. This book has funny moments which make you smile, but it doesn't reach the same level of funny as The Trap does.

What makes this adventure novel so appropriate for children is that Grant takes the adventure and makes it out right silly. And though his topics are somewhat violent in nature, he manages to skip the really violent parts by giving the reader two intertwining story lines at the same time. In some chapters you are in the modern world with Mack seeing his world turn upside down. In others you are three thousand years in the past with Grimluk, engaged in a war against the Pale Queen. None of the chapters are really gruesome or gory and parts that you would expect to be scary are so silly in nature that they're laughable. Grant engages in a wonderful method of bringing adventure to children with a distinctive voice and original style. To be honest the book probably deserves a higher rating but it's hard to give it that with the comparison to its sequel so fresh in my mind.

I don't know if I'd so much call the characters well developed, however I would call them memorable. I don't think the characters are meant to be well developed in this story because the more realistic you make them, the less laughable they seem. As the goal of this adventure novel is laughter for once I think this is a positive thing. There's Mack with his numerous phobias freaking out about everything. Stephan, the dumb but brave bully ready to protect him. With a bunch of other characters along the way. My favorite character in this novel is the Golem whose mostly portrayed though journal entries and text messages. Because he has a brain made from mud, clay and magic he takes everything literally. So for example when a teacher asks if Mack is still devouring books, he says yes and promptly eats a book for her then can't understand why he gets in trouble. If everything else in the book was deadly serious, the Golem's passages would still be enough to keep the mood light and children laughing.

Overall this is an excellent tale of adventure and laughter that I believe children, especially boys will love.
This book is hilarious. It's the story of a 12 year old who is riddled with dozens of phobias (everything from the fear of blue cheese to the fear of fear), along with his bully turned bodyguard, who has to find 11 other 12 year olds to band together and destroy The Pale Queen--a being who has been imprisoned for the past 3000 years.

This book is wonderful for young adults, but also for adults! The writing is fantastic, I didn't find any typos, only a couple of editing issues.

I highly recommend this book. Be warned though, it's the beginning of a series, so don't expect closure!
I read most of the books my son reads before handing them to him. This is the first book he's ever seen me read where I was giggling by every 6th or 7th page. He couldn't wait to get his hands on it, and he giggled throughout as well. Unfortunately the last 3rd of the book became a little too rushed for my taste, and lost the humorous writing.
Too short for the nearly $10 price, come on folks...this is SO short it's more like an installment than a book! The story is good, but it ends abruptly and to go further you have to get the next book. So far there are four of them and I'd guess there will be six in all. Must be nice to charge $10 for a Kindle SHORT "book" installment....WHAT A RIP OFF!
My son read it for English. He thought it was a good book.
I bought this for my daughter becauce it was on her summer read list. She really enjoyed it. She read it Already and is going to read it again because she likes it that much.
Awesome book. My kids love it and if it gets them energized about reading, I'm all for it. I hope the other books in the series are as good. Not too short, which is great since other book series seems to be pushing you just to keep buying the next book by keeping the number of pages to 200 or less. Cool accompanying web site. Good characters. Good quality far.
(Note: the following review was written by my 9-year-old reader, who apparently also channeled one of her favorite characters from the book ;) ) I love dis book! Huh...... I love each character and the powers I would like to learn vargran however :)
The Magnificent 12: The Call ebook
Michael Grant
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Katherine Tegen Books; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (August 24, 2010)
256 pages
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