Publishers Weekly reviews The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep

Hulme and Wexler turn the intelligent design concept on its ear in their children's book debut, a kickoff to The Seems series. The premise: everything that happens in our world, from falling in love to the weather to time itself, is controlled by The Seems—“the place on the other side of the World responsible for generating what you see outside your window right now.” Twelve-year-old Becker Drane lives a double life, secretly working for the Institute for Fixing & Repair; when something goes wrong in The Seems, “Fixers” put the cosmic cogs back in working order. Becker's first mission as a Fixer is a doozy—find the glitch in the Department of Sleep that has turned everyone in the world into an insomniac. The authors use the conceit to the fullest, creating a complex and intricate world with a sometimes daunting array of gadgets, bureaucracy, vocabulary and capitalization (a glossary is included—and welcome). These details don't become overwhelming, fortunately, thanks to the book's consistently lighthearted tone (the Department of Sleep's radio station, WDOZ, broadcasts tracks like “The Hum of the Air Conditioner [Remix]” into humans' subconscious minds). The high sense of adventure and an abundance of goofball humor should appeal especially to boys. Ages 10-up. (Oct.)

From Publishers Weekly Children's Book Reviews: Week of 10/8/2007 - 10/8/2007

Comments

SUCKS

DID THEY EVEN READ THE BOOK. LIKE SERIOUSLY SIAD, WHO WROTE THIS REVIEW THEY MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A DRAMA AND IN MY OPINION THEY SHOULD SAY ITS FILLED WITH ACTION AND SUSPENSE. I REALLY LIKE IT TO BUT IF I LOOKED AT THIS REVIEW BEFORE I READ THE BOOK I WOULD HAVE NEVER READ IT.

Wait, I'm not done yet!

Plus, it wasn't accurate. Becker doesn't work for the IFR, he learned there. He works for The Seems.

LTF-FTL1000 aka I.C.J

Seriously?

Seriously, who wrote this review, a monkey with a typewriter? I mean, if you want people to read the book, you have to make it sound like a good book. I rarely find a review that actually describes the book in the way that it actually is. In my opinion, I think that this review is not one of them. I don't like it. That is my review of your review.

LTF-FTL1000 aka I.C.J