The Magnificent 12: The Call (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Aug 24, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
15 Reviews

Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. Medium parents who barely notice him. With a list of phobias that could make anyone crazy, Mack never would have guessed that he is destined for a more-than-medium life.

And then, one day, something incredibly strange happens to Mack. A three-thousand-year-old man named Grimluk appears in the boys’ bathroom to deliver some startling news: Mack is one of the Magnificent Twelve, called the Magnifica in ancient times, whatever that means. An evil force is on its way, and it’s up to Mack to track down eleven other twelve-year-olds in order to stop it. He must travel across the world to battle the wicked Pale Queen’s dangerous daughter, Ereskigal—also known as Risky. But Risky sounds a little scary, and Mack doesn’t want to be a hero. Will he answer the call?

A laugh-out-loud story filled with excitement and magic, The Magnificent Twelve: The Call is the first book in bestselling author Michael Grant’s hilarious new fantasy adventure series.

  

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Review: The Call (The Magnificent 12 #1)

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

I am normally a huge fan of Michael Grant. A huge fan. I've read nearly every book he's written from Animorphs on, even the ones that are out of print. And not all of his books are good. He's written ... Read full review

Review: The Call (The Magnificent 12 #1)

User Review  - Denae - Goodreads

I was, frankly, unimpressed. The characters were interesting but shallow. The powers were too broad and undefined. There were holes in the ideas. How did Grimluck know he was twelve years old if 12 ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
19
Section 4
26
Section 5
37
Section 6
49
Section 7
57
Section 8
69
Section 17
148
Section 18
156
Section 19
162
Section 20
172
Section 21
178
Section 22
188
Section 23
195
Section 24
202

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
107
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
133
Section 16
142
Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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About the author (2010)

Michael Grant, author of the Gone series and the Magnificent Twelve series, has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children.

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