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Magisterium (edition 2012)

by Jeff Hirsch

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Title:Magisterium
Authors:Jeff Hirsch
Info:Scholastic Press (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 320 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:**1/2
Tags:fiction, young adult, fantasy, dystopia, post-apocalyptic

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Fantasy/dystopian future world - there's the Consortium and there's the outer lands, where no civilized people go - Our Destiny library catalog description: "In the twenty-second century, Glennora Morgan's father has been working on a project that will allow him to penetrate the Rift border and retrieve Glennora's mother; but now that he has succeeded the Authority is suddenly trying to kill them both, and Glennora and her friend Kevin must flee into the Magisterium to escape them." Glennora's determination to live a normal life, and be an outer space pioneer on a newly established planet, in spite of her eccentric scientist father and a missing mother, is portrayed well. Her alternating feelings about her nerdy friend Kevin also reflect a young girl her age; the escape through the Rift and the characters/situations they encounter there are also fast paced and move the plot forward. Most original was the giant powerful creature who escorts them - looks very much like Glennora's pet cat at home. But the dueling sides, and the thinly characterized magical leaders didn't help to hold my attention; Glennora's mother, the actual Magistera, and the bracelet which releases or suspends the power in both her and Glennora herself - meh. It became a bit muddled and although Glennora is faced with earth shattering (literally) choices, the magical powers and other worlds didn't ring true. Some teen readers, especially those who enjoy power magical beings and other worlds will enjoy it. ( )
  BDartnall | Aug 30, 2015 |
In this futuristic world, The Rift separates the known from the unknown. Sixteen-year-old Glenn has always been taught that nothing exists on the other side of The Rift. Ever since her mother left them 10 years ago her scientist father has buried himself in experiments, barely acknowledging her presence.

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  ShouldIReadIt | Sep 26, 2014 |
I really enjoyed the Eleventh Plague, so I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately it didn't even come close to my hopes. It seemed muddled, confused,and just not that well written.i hate to criticize a book, but honestly, pass this book by and find a better read. ( )
  morandia | Aug 1, 2014 |
I wanted to like this book. Theory behind it is great, the book itself is not.

The theory, that a world split by a rift that separates science and magic into unique lands, could have been an AMAZING book. There were strong elements, like a house cat that because a magical warrior being on the other side of the rift was my favorite part. The girl whose parents come from each side of the wall, also amazing. But the pay off was weak. The book needed to be longer-- the pay off at the end felt forced, like a college writing assignment that someone was ripping off the printer on their way to class.

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  lmm161 | Mar 30, 2014 |
Just couldn't get into it once they crossed the Rift and her cat became her helper. Honestly this was one weird book. I loved A Reader of Fictions review and couldn't agree more with what is written. Skip all the reviews and just read that one. ( )
  JRlibrary | Feb 9, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 054529018X, Hardcover)

On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery.

Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn't for Glenn. She has enough problems with reality: Glenn's mother disappeared when she was six, and soon after, she lost her scientist father to his all-consuming work on the mysterious Project. Glenn buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run---with only one place to go.
With MAGISTERIUM, Jeff Hirsch brings us the story of a complex, captivating world that will leave readers breathless until the very last page.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:43 -0400)

In the twenty-second century, Glennora Morgan's father has been working on a project that will allow him to penetrate the Rift border and retrieve Glennora's mother; but now that he has succeeded the Authority is suddenly trying to kill them both, and Glennora and her friend Kevin must flee into the Magisterium to escape them.… (more)

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