Can a video game help Jaycee survive middle school?Meet Jaycee Hiller, a self-described eighth-grade nobody who is just trying to survive the Tanner Middle School jungle. Mostly this involves hanging out with her friend, Stu; harboring a secret crush; playing her favorite video game, Hero's Sword, and avoiding her cheerleading nemesis, Trina Poppelman.But when a new controCan a video game help Jaycee survive middle school?Meet Jaycee Hiller, a self-described eighth-grade nobody who is just trying to survive the Tanner Middle School jungle. Mostly this involves hanging out with her friend, Stu; harboring a secret crush; playing her favorite video game, Hero's Sword, and avoiding her cheerleading nemesis, Trina Poppelman.But when a new controller lands Jaycee in the digital realm of Hero's Sword, the game changes. Now wielding a real sword and bow, Jayce, in her avatar persona of Lyla Stormbringer, must ride to the defense of Lady Starla Caval, ruler of Mallory. With the trusty Roger Woodbridge by her side, Lyla embarks on adventures to rout a band of highway robbers, find a missing jewel, and stop a wedding that would mean disaster for all in Mallory.Will Lyla be able to solve these mysteries and thwart the villain known as Dark Blade, a man intent on re-inventing the hierarchy of the entire Hero's Sword Empire? More importantly, will her virtual adventures and the lessons learned give Jaycee the skills she needs not only to survive, but thrive, at Tanner?This digital boxed set includes the first three books in the Hero's Sword series:Power Play: Hero's Sword Vol. 1Storm Clouds: Hero's Sword Vol. 2Wedding Bliss: Hero's Sword Vol. 3...
|Title||:||Hero's Sword, Vols. 1-3|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||162 Pages|
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Hero's Sword, Vols. 1-3 Reviews
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!!** Received ebook for free for an honest reviewBook1 - Power PlayOkay when I saw the cover and the blurb, I thought it was the perfect book to read with my son who is 12. The cover says adventure with a scary pig, sword, and game controller on it, and even attracts boys who aren’t interested in girls. :)I started reading this with my son, but only got to chapter 3 before he went to bed. I continue on and finished the story but will go back and read it again with him. My son loves it so far and was sort of mad that I was going to keep reading it without him until I said I would still read it with him. He would rather I do the reading with silly voices and attitude for each character.This is my first time reading M.E. Sutton’s work, and I loved it. Her writing is fantastic to just get sucked into the story much like Jaycee was sucked into her game. Jaycee is a spunky 8th grader who has to deal with all the cruelty of kids in school because she is not exactly like them. My son really related to that part of the story with Jaycee because like her, he is not popular or athletic. Kids pick on him, and I always try to tell him kids are cruel and that it is not just him being picked on (even though I despise it happening at all). So this story is perfect to help him see this and to just be himself, smart & witty like Jaycee or Lyla and everything will be okay as long as he doesn’t give up. This is a fantastic read to inspire kids against giving up as well as keep their imaginations going because I totally see my son imagining this happening to him as he runs through the house with his sword (could be anything from wrapping paper roll to a stick) noises like he is in a sword fight. I can't wait to finish reading it with him & continuing the series.Book2 - Storm CloudsJaycee Hiller is a typical middle grade student who is picked on by some but has a great many friends as well. It shows kids how to move on and how to persevere. She is a video game player who likes to literally live inside her game world.This is another fabulous tale of Lyla Stormbringer and a quest for Mallory. It is full of adventure, theft, attacks, fights, lying, and so much more. I think if my son would have read it that he would love it. Unfortunately, I can’t get him to sit still long enough to read with me lately.It is very well written and flows along nicely to keep your attention. Book3 - Wedding BlissThis series is always full of puzzle solving for 8th grader Jaycee, and she is brave, tenacious, and a great model of how to persevere for kids. I love how M.E. mixes real world with the video game world which makes it appeal to today’s kids. This is a great series for middle grade kids especially if they are reluctant readers. I think if the adults in kids life read it with them, the kids would be overjoyed at both the time and not having to read by themselves. I also love how she shows what it means to be loyal, have integrity, and honor. In a world filled with daily doses of bad news and examples of how not to behave, kids need to see how people should behave.I highly recommend this story to anyone with middle graders girls or boys. Take time to read with your kids and use silly voices because they still love it in middle school as much as they did when they were 5 :)