Blog Tour | Review | Warrior Kids by Michael J. Bowler

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Welcome to my stop of the blog tour for the book “Warrior Kids” by Michael J. Bowler  , hosted by Sage’s Blog Tours.

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Title: Warrior Kids: A Tale of New Camelot (The Knight Cycle, Book 6)
Author: Michael J. Bowler
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Publishing date: 6th October, 2015
Pages: 327

My Rating: 4/5 stars

 

 

 


Summary:

The future looks bleak unless eighteen-year-old Lance and his New Camelot Earth Warriors can save the planet from catastrophic climate change. Spurred by twelve year-olds Billy, Enya, Itzamna, and his ten-year-old brother, Chris, Lance creates a branch of Earth Warriors, a youth-led movement designed to save the earth from its greatest enemy – greed.

His involvement leads to Earth Warrior crews springing up all across America. Millions of kids leap into action, paralyzing the country and alarming the rich and powerful.

Having adopted his father’s philosophy of doing what’s right, rather than what’s easy, Lance makes serious enemies when he calls out New Camelot donors who represent fossil fuel or other polluting industries, and then barely escapes a series of “accidents” designed to kill him.

When he challenges the United States Congress to step up and act immediately on the climate crisis, the attacks on him escalate. With the majority of America’s kids on his side, Lance and his young Earth Warriors prepare for the United Nations Conference of the Parties in Paris, where they will call upon world leaders to stop talking about sustainability and start acting on it.

But whoever wants him dead isn’t giving up. Will Lance and his crew live long enough to even get to Paris?

Warrior Kids is a standalone tale set within the Children of the Knight universe.


My Take:

The future looks bleak unless eighteen-year-old Lance and his New Camelot Earth Warriors can save the planet from catastrophic climate change. Spurred by twelve year-olds Billy, Enya, Itzamna, and his ten-year-old brother, Chris, Lance creates a branch of Earth Warriors, a youth-led movement designed to save the earth from its greatest enemy – greed.

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This perfectly sums up the premise of the story. This book is a standalone novel that compliments a 5 novel series. Although this book works perfectly as a standalone but there are some mentions and links that make you want to read the series so that you can have a stronger hold on the character’s background.

This book is very inspirational and motivational for it’s targeted audience. The habit of using less needs to be induced from when we are kids, so this book is quite informative. The information at the end of the book is pretty cool.

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This book is a fun way to teach children about the importance of saving earth, working for the nature, using resources conservatively, and being responsible.

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This book also explains the exact role of a leader. How a leader puts everyone first and leads them. How he hides his fears and motivates them.

 

 

How a leader, no matter how bad a situation, maintains his calm and thinks of a solution.

 

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How a leader sets an example with his actions. Lance, chooses to save one of his Earth Warriors by letting go of the Excaliber, the magical sword that protects his life.

 

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An action-packed story laced with the mystery of who is trying to kill the king of children, Lance. Although I knew the culprit from the time he was introduced. It felt like he was carrying a placard that screamed- “I am the conspirator.” The writer does a good job trying to put the blame spotlight on another character. But it was too easy a guess for me.

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This book touches the issue of racism in a slight manner. Explaining how no one is better than the other. Everyone is the same in the eyes of the nature.

This book is great source to teach children some morals and life lessons without rubbing it in their faces. 😉


 

Why would I pick it up?

For the interestingly wrapped up information in an action-packed story. 😀


Author’s Bio:

Michael J Bowler AuthorMichael J. Bowler is an award-winning author of eight novels––A Boy and His Dragon, A Matter of Time (Silver Medalist from Reader’s Favorite), and The Knight Cycle, comprised of five books: Children of the Knight (Gold Award Winner in the Wishing Shelf BookAwards), Running Through A Dark Place, There Is No Fear, And The Children Shall Lead, Once Upon A Time In America, and Spinner.

He grew up in San Rafael, California, and majored in English and Theatre at Santa Clara University. He went on to earn a master’s in film production from Loyola Marymount University, a teaching credential in English from LMU, and another master’s in Special Education from Cal State University Dominguez Hills.

He has also been a volunteer Big Brother to eight different boys with the Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters program and a thirty-year volunteer within the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles.

He has been honored as Probation Volunteer of the Year, YMCA Volunteer of the Year, California Big Brother of the Year, and 2000 National Big Brother of the Year. The “National” honor allowed him and three of his Little Brothers to visit the White House and meet the president in the Oval Office.

He is currently working on a sequel to Spinner. His goal as a YA author is for teens to experience empowerment and hope; to see themselves in his diverse characters; to read about kids who face real-life challenges; and to see how kids like them can remain decent people in an indecent world.

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