Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror

Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror

by Jennifer Finney Boylan, Brandon Dorman

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Thirteen-year-old Falcon Quinn and his neighbors, Max and Megan, board bus number 13 for school on an ordinary day in Cold River, Maine. Only the bus doesn't take its ordinary route, and Falcon and his friends soon find themselves in an extraordinary place—on Shadow Island, at the Academy for Monsters.

With a student body stranger than the cast of any monster movie Falcon has ever seen, the academy is home to creatures and oddities of all kinds. In the academy's atmosphere, Falcon's friends begin to unleash and enjoy their monster natures, from flying with Pearl, La Chupakabra, to decaying with the "Zombie Snap." Falcon has always felt different, with his one bright blue eye and one shadow-black eye, but is he really a monster? Will he discover the other thing that makes him different when he finds himself in the Black Mirror? And when he learns that the school's mission is to teach students to hide their aberrant natures, Falcon and his friends need to find a way to fight back for their monster selves.

Bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan introduces Falcon, Max, Megan, and their band of monster friends in this first installment of a hair-raising and sidesplitting adventure of monstrous proportions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061998386
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/11/2010
Series: Falcon Quinn , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 1,103,481
File size: 781 KB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of more than a dozen books, including a bestselling memoir, a collection of short stories entitled Remind Me to Murder You Later, and three novels for adults. Her novel Getting In won the Alex Award from the American Library Association in 1998 for an adult novel with special appeal to young adult readers. Since 1988 she has been a professor of English at Colby College.

Jenny Boylan lives at the end of a dirt road in Maine with a Sasquatch, a wind elemental, two weredogs, and a leprechaun.

Brandon Dorman lives in Puyallup, Washington, and is the creator of Pirates of the Sea! and Santa's Stowaway, and the illustrator of Jack Prelutsky's Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face, as well as Halloween Night, by Marjorie Dennis Murray.

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Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Totally addicted!!!!!!!!!!! ;) . This is a awesom book to read. You won't even be able to put this book down!!!! That is how Good and Awesome It Is!!!!!!!!! ;)
Melissa Fierke More than 1 year ago
Amazing book, the characters are seriously awesome. Kind of annoying ending though. Glad theres another one. Again its really good you're a monkey not to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book and must say that I do reccomend it. It does possess good messages for children (it is important to be who you are, not to simply go with the crowd to try to fit in). I did like this book and am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Falcon Quinn is an exciting book with twists and turns in order to discover who he really is. Recommended to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It keeps me wanting more. Read thi book and enjoy the funny humor set through out this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You who are ripping on this book need to shut up. I have read this and it is a great book. The second book is brilliant as well. I even got emotionally attached to the characters. So get the book and read it!!!!! I assure that this is a great book :D
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BookWombat More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book because 1) it was set in a boarding school, and 2) it involved magical creatures. In short, I thought it would be something along the lines of the Harry Potter series. I was bitterly disappointed. Not only was it a poor imitation, it was disjointed and not well-written. There were times when the scenes were unnecessarily violent and horrific. The author should definitely take a leaf out of J.K. Rowling's books and learn there is a better way to convey a dark storyline. I will definitely not be picking up any follow-up to this book.
David Digby More than 1 year ago
Good but just like harry potteer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected so much more from the author. The book is disjointed and not funny and way way too preachy. It felt like one of those old afterschool specials, except more embarassing. I hope the second one is better because this one is painful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A mix of everything not to do. The end is so disappointing, blatantly stupid, and preachy that it ruins all that comes before—which is bad enough. Many failed attempts at trying to be funny, unnecessary descriptions/scenes, etc. A bad book overall and I do not recommend it.