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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Have you ever wondered if there are other worlds? Alternate realities? What if one of those worlds was calling you to enter, a world that only you and your best friend could see and experience? What if, after the return, you couldn’t remember anything, at least, not at first? Would you still believe it? That’s Jayden’s dilemma. But, first, he has a daily ritual of playing tag with his two cats, Hex and Halo. Every morning, Jayden tries to escape the house before they can catch him. He never succeeds, but it’s a fun game. Then, when he starts seeing strange horizons and a crow that appears to be leading him somewhere and his cats are also trying to tell him something, Jayden and his best friend, Raylene, follow the urge and enter a fascinating alternate reality. It’s a great escape from the troubles facing them in their own world. And, there’s a sword for Jayden, one that exists in his shadow.
Edward Allen Karr’s middle-grade novel, Jayden Blue and The Sword in His Shadow, is the first book in A World So Close series. This is a quick and easy read that will appeal to those slow, hesitant readers. With lots of dialogue to engage the reader, the plot develops quickly, beginning with the quirky tag game with the cats that opens the story to both fun and adventure. The characters are well developed and young readers will instantly relate to the everyday problems both Jayden and Raylene face at school, including the looming book report that’s due on Friday. A great read!