Delusion by Laura L. Sullivan.
Harcourt Childrens Books
Publication Date: January 2012
List Price: $16.99
Review: Can you escape a strait jacket in less than a minute? Can you make it seem like everything in the world disappear? Well, Fee and Phil, two illusionists perform these feats and more in Delusion, a fantasy story written by Laura L. Sullivan.
In the beginning, the two sisters, Fee and Phil, perform ÒmagicÓ in the hall of delusion. One night in the middle of one of Fee and Phil's acts, there was a German bombing. So Fee and Phil travel out to the middle of the country for safety. Shortly after arriving in the country, Phil venture out for a walk and find a College of Drycraeft, English School of Magic, where she finds her Òthought to be deadÓ brother inside. Fee and Phil know how to fight; they want to help win the war. They decide to try and team up with the magic school and teach them how to fight. Will they succeed?
I liked the fantasy Delusion, although I did think the beginning of the story is slow, hard getting into. If I were to rate this book overall, I would give it three stars out of five stars. I think this book is appropriate for sixth grade and older. Also, girls would prefer Delusion because it has a little romance in it along with fantasy. I appreciated how Fee and Phil have different personalities. For example, Fee cares about all living things, in the story they ate a pig they had been raising for a couple of months, and Fee was devastated to hear the news. Also Fee cared about the war, but not like Phil; the war was the only thing Phil could think about. Phil was more ready to take chances and do dangerous things than Fee. I found it fascinating in the beginning because people escaped from a strait jacket and made it seem like everything in the world disappeared. I think that's very cool that people can actually do that. Delusion is a good book that if you like fantasy and some romance. If so, you would definitely want to read Delusion!
Review written by Katie (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Delusion for this review.
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