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Ran Van: Magic Nation Diana Wieler

Ran Van: Magic Nation

Diana Wieler

Published
ISBN : 9780888993175
Hardcover
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Rhans special powers lead to him discover a racist organization and to go up against his former foe of the IcemanAt 18, years old, Rhan, Van is a former video junkie embarking on a new game: adult life. The, death of his grandmother has forced RhanMoreRhans special powers lead to him discover a racist organization and to go up against his former foe of the IcemanAt 18, years old, Rhan, Van is a former video junkie embarking on a new game: adult life. The, death of his grandmother has forced Rhan to grow up fast and leave behind the introverted world of comic book heroes and video games. Rhans main goal now is to get the training that will secure him a job and a future. Hes been accepted at the renowned Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary and is determined to complete the challenging two-year media program so he can become a television camera man.Living in a basement apartment that belongs to family friends, Rhan grapples with an adult world that is new to him. At school, he thrives, captivated by the boisterous students in his classes and the demanding pace of radio and television. For the first time, he works as part of a team. Rhan is also captivated by Jen, an exciting young woman he meets in his program.Although he is living n the real world. Rhans extraordinary knights powers havent diminished. His special sixth sense with the camera leads to a shocking discovery of a racist organization. True North: Rhan must accept that a former foe, the Iceman, is still a challenging opponent. Ultimately, Rhan learns the hard way that the adult world is no game, because it is played with real lives.A book receives a good review when it has a pithy plot, credible characterization, and realistic dialogue. When the book is also original, unaffectedly clever, sensitive. and really well written, it deserves some of the superlatives held in reserve for special occasions. RanVan: The Defender qualifies for thesuperlatives. It is all of the above. It is one of those special occasions. -- Quill & Quire Starred Review (Canadian PW)Many teen boys are given high/low books (high interest/low vocabulary) to get them involved in reading. This book is simply high/high: high interest and high energy in a book that can be classified as literature. -- Quill & Quire Starred Review