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The Never War (Pendragon) (original 2003; edition 2007)

by D.J. MacHale

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Title:The Never War (Pendragon)
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Info:Aladdin (2007), Hardcover, 352 pages
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This third installment of the Bobby Pendragon series has the usual glitches--for example, as the whole second book made clear, Courtney and Mark are not the only people who know where Bobby is, since Mitchell does, too; Bobby worries briefly that Jinx might be Saint Dane but decides that "nothing about her set my radar off" (119) though his "radar" was highly inadequate in book two, etc. However, there are far fewer of these errors than in the first two books, and higher internal consistency.
In the present volume, Mark and Courtney are almost absent, relegated to just a narrative bracket around Bobby's story. Fortunately, Mark is dissatisfied, too, and at the end of the book begins to explore ways to support Bobby more directly. The conflict this time takes place on First Earth in the 1930's and involves an enjoyable alternate history of the World War II era. Star Trek fans may hearken back to the original series episode The City on the Edge of Forever at times.

Unlike the first two books, Bobby's internal emotional battles seem realistic and genuine. This inspires the reader identification and empathy that have been lacking to this point. The present volume is a bildungsroman. That couldn't be said for the previous two.This makes me cautiously optimistic about the direction of the series, and hopeful about reading further. ( )
  OshoOsho | Mar 30, 2013 |
D.J. MacHale's Pendragon: The Never War petrified me with a thrilling story.

The writer makes the character 'Pendragon' belivable because in most of his actions he acts like an adult but in a kid body. It is also belivable because in the book it said that the main character Pendragon had feelings and senses of whats going on and around him. I like Pendragon because he is smart, a good way to find resources. He's an adventurous guy who doesn't take no for an anwser. He might of messed up some times, but he got back up and faced forward. This is why i like the main character Pendragon . ( )
  Bubbleteax3 | Feb 13, 2011 |
The never war by D.J. Machale is a book of realistic fiction that captures an idea that things happen that we don't know about. this book is all about one kid, bobby pendragon goes on an epic quest to save all three earths from the evils of saint dane. ( )
  BrWe0309 | Jan 31, 2011 |
Very informal on history and the Nazi. ( )
  abby11 | Jun 7, 2009 |
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The third installment in an epic series of adventures

First Earth

Fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon is a loyal friend, sports star, devoted pet owner -- and Traveler. Along with his uncle Press, Bobby has visited the alternate dimension of Denduron and participated in a civil war. He's also waded through the endangered underwater territory of Cloral. Now Bobby once again finds himself thrust beyond the boundaries of time and space into a place that seems somewhat familiar: First Earth.

Bobby and the Traveler from Cloral -- Spader -- have flumed to New York City, 1937. Against a backdrop of gangsters, swing music, and the distant sound of a brewing war, the two must uncover the evil Saint Dane's newest plot. But is Bobby ready for the difficult choices ahead?

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Bobby and the Traveler from Cloral--Spader--have flumed to New York City, 1937. Against a backdrop of gangsters, swing music, and the distant sound of a brewing war, the two must uncover the evil Saint Dane's newest plot.

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