Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Eyes of Kid Midas
Author - Neal Shusterman
Genre - Young Adult
Pages - 176

Description From Goodreads 

The story of one boy's struggle to control his thirst for revenge as well as his desire for everything else. Atop the Divine Watch lies the key to the most awesome power imaginable--a pair of sunglasses that grant their wearer access to their every dream. But before Kevin Midas realizes it, his wishes are tearing his world apart.

For 13 year old Kevin Midas life sucks. Bullied and a social loser only his friend Josh could make things better, until Kevin finds a pair of sunglasses on top of a mountain. Then everything c hanges as Kevin wears the glasses, things he thinks and things he wants start appearing but not everything comes out for the better. It’s a classic case of ‘Be careful what you wish for’ and shows how someone can be so corrupted by Greed that a simple answer is often the farthest from your mind.

 The eyes of kid midas was.. just okay. Really, it could not compare to Shustermans other books like Dread locks and The Shadow Club. It has its moments, Kevin is convincing and his friend Josh is as well, The bully is predictably mean and nasty and his older sister is in his eyes predictably annoying. The real meat of the story is the though process behind the story, what if everything were a dream? What if you could create your own dreamworld? What would happen and would you like it? Could you change it if you could, or would you want to?.

These are the question I was asking myself when I was done reading this book and I think that is what the author wanted to happen. While it may not be as good as some of the authors other stuff, this was a fun, easy and short read and im never entirely disappointed with Shustermans work.


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