What if, when you're sad, you could make yourself cheer up, not by changing your life, but by changing your point of view? What if there is a better way to think? What if the hero of this positive attitude is a confident, charismatic high school student who can cast magic spells, and the villain opposed to optimism, the champion of gloom and negativity, is another teenager, who used to be the hero's best friend, who unleashes a horrific magical curse that preys upon human weakness and fear? What if this story has been written, it is a YA fantasy novel called "Rob Seablue and the Eye of Tantalus," and you need to buy it right now if you have ever felt like you are in a dark place and need a ray of light to make things brighter? If that were true, would you buy it?
Happiness is a choice, and being cheerful, confident and optimistic is the right way to behave--or so Connecticut high school freshman and teen Sorcerer extraordinaire Rob Seablue has always believed. But Rob's best friend, Leonard "Hugs" Huggins, feels differently, and, driven by envy, resentment and anger, Hugs releases a magical curse called the Eye of Tantalus. Rob must defeat the Eye, save his best friend Hugs, and rescue the Eye's victims, a group of lonely, depressed, and troubled teens turned into monsters by the curse. Can Rob defeat the monsters, stop the Eye, save the curse's victims, and persuade Hugs to recover his self-esteem?
This book is a YA urban fantasy, a self-help book for teens (but relevant for adults too), and a song sung in praise of the human spirit, all in one novel. [retrieved 11/13/17 from Amazon.com]