Catherine Weaver has done it again with this wonderful follow up to her impressive first book, Gold Dust. Reading this series is a great treat for me as a Californian because I get to read about places from my childhood and see them transform into portals which lead to a magical other world. I wish I were a kid again because this book would have made me look at my environment in a totally different way. I would have super-imposed my own worlds everywhere I went, letting my imagination let loose and that's why what Catherine Weaver has done is so important. She breaks down the barriers of reality for her readers and gets them to imagine what else might be.
This fun, action-packed adventure is sure to please anyone seeking more than an escape. It's for anyone that would love to harness the power of magic, be able to unite worlds, heal friendships and find courage when all hope seems lost. Throw in leprechauns, Amazon warriors, gold, magical portals and rock concerts and you've got an attention-grabbing story for sure. I also highly admire the mixture of Eastern influences with Western traditions, the transformation of California into an island and how it's still about a girl trying to navigate through her world of parents, friends, boys and school (both real and magical).
Do yourself a favor and get this book for the young people in your life, then get a copy for you, so you'll stay young. Imagine, create, build universes and never stop using the magic inside you; Catherine Weaver never does. Phoenix Down is pure magic.
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I'm David Carus. From overcoming one of the most dangerous cities in the country and graduating from one of the most prestigious colleges in America to leading an educational movement as a teacher and running for Congress at the age of 25, I decided the best hope our world has is through art.