Middleworld

Middleworld➳ [Reading] ➶ Middleworld By Jon Voelkel ➩ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Fourteen year old Max Murphy is looking forward to a family vacation But his parents, both archaeologists and Maya experts, announce a change in plan They must leave immediately for a dig in the tiny Fourteen year old Max Murphy is looking forward to a family vacation But his parents, both archaeologists and Maya experts, announce a change in plan They must leave immediately for a dig in the tiny Central American country of San Xavier Max will go to summer camp Max is furious When he s mysteriously summoned to San Xavier, he thinks they ve had a change of heart Upon his arrival, Max s wild adventure in the tropical rainforests of San Xavier begins During his journey, he will unlock ancient secrets and meet strangers who are connected to him in ways he could never have imagined For fate has delivered a challenge of epic proportions to this pampered teenager Can Max rescue his parents from the Maya Underworld and save the world from the Lords of Death, who now control the power of the Jaguar Stones in their villainous hands The scene is set for a roller coaster ride of suspense and terror, as the good guys and the bad guys face off against a background of haunted temples, zombie armies, and even human sacrifice. I know that children s books have to be simpler in scope and insight than adult books well, actually, I m not at all sure about that I do think we don t give children appropriate credit for their ability to recognize good characterizations, to react appropriately to the author s intended message, or to handle complex ideas After reading The Chosen One, a very, very good but very depressing book, I needed something light and fluffy So I hit the children s section at the library In my exp I know that children s books have to be simpler in scope and insight than adult books well, actually, I m not at all sure about that I do think we don t give children appropriate credit for their ability to recognize good characterizations, to react appropriately to the author s intended message, or to handle complex ideas After reading The Chosen One, a very, very good but very depressing book, I needed something light and fluffy So I hit the children s section at the library In my experience, books that aren t very well written don t usually make it into audiobooks This is absolutely not a guarantee, but I do have pretty high expectations of audiobooks in general, and am rarely disappointed This one has all the makings of a very fun series Ancient Mayan gods, pyramids in the jungle, and a couple of teenagers who have to save everyone And I ll probably read the rest of the series just to see where the author takes this plot line But beyond the fun fantasy plot, the characterizations, conversation, dialog, reactions, and descriptions were all fairly mediocre, and most importantly, inconsistent In particular, the main character, a 14 year old boy, vascillates back and forth from spoiled brat to noble hero so many times that it s truly unbelieveable, and in the end, you actually don t like him very much, although you feel a bit sorry for him Still, I ll probably see what happens next It wasn t the worst book I ve ever read The author could take some lessons from Rick Riordan and Suzanne Collins when it comes to consistent character development This book was assigned as part of my English curriculum in a 7th grade advanced class nobody in the class had read it and in all honesty, it wasof a school experiment than anything All the reading was done in class, accompanied with discussion, and soon enough, everyone had some complaint or other about the book.Originally, the book seemed somewhat promising Although, from the start, I found the writing style to be bland and juvenile, like something a sixth grade student would write for This book was assigned as part of my English curriculum in a 7th grade advanced class nobody in the class had read it and in all honesty, it wasof a school experiment than anything All the reading was done in class, accompanied with discussion, and soon enough, everyone had some complaint or other about the book.Originally, the book seemed somewhat promising Although, from the start, I found the writing style to be bland and juvenile, like something a sixth grade student would write for a class narrative instead of something an adult would write Right at the beginning, I noticed that it seemed to pander to the younger audience something I detest.However, flaws quickly became apparant The plot was a basic battle of good and evil, the villain a cardboard cutout it s as black and white as it comes The heros have such minor flaws i.e bossy and haughty if Max even qualifies as haughty that they re bland and uninteresting their characters shift so many times that they become downright unlikeable They re paper thin there are no motives to explore, no steady traits, no interesting quirks.The humor is pretty much lowered to fart jokes and gross things again, seeming to underestimate the audience s s intelligence The dialogue sounds very unrealistic for the age group they re trying to portray.The book isn t daring, it s not intelligent, it s not witty, it s not funny, it s not anything new It s a mediocre book that disappears into the gray masses of juvenile fiction at best and at worst one of the most poorly written novels I ve ever read.Final verdict It s so dull that it s not even worth the read. As of June 14, 2020, I have never received the copy of this book that I won via Goodreads First Reads I am making a note here to keep track of what ones I was unable to read due to it being lost unreceived. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here RP Q1 Jack Branch Middleworld by Jon and Pamela VoelkelPrompt 2 As a teenage Bostonian, young Max Murphy portrays growth in both his strengths and his shortcomings, just as many of us do at that age Throughout the novel he demonstrates his immaturity by making remarks such as A spoiled brat indeed Uncle Ted was going to regret the day he d ignited the wrath of Max Murphy J P Voelkel 79 These thoughts lead him to do many rebellious actions, that often put him in rather unpleasant RP Q1 Jack Branch Middleworld by Jon and Pamela VoelkelPrompt 2 As a teenage Bostonian, young Max Murphy portrays growth in both his strengths and his shortcomings, just as many of us do at that age Throughout the novel he demonstrates his immaturity by making remarks such as A spoiled brat indeed Uncle Ted was going to regret the day he d ignited the wrath of Max Murphy J P Voelkel 79 These thoughts lead him to do many rebellious actions, that often put him in rather unpleasant situations His use of language shows that he still has long way to go before he is fully ready to handle the mature thoughts of an adult However, not all of these teenage impulses are dis satisfactory in nature He does exhibit a rare case of bravery to contrast his normally cowardly nature, albeit with a push from one of his compatriots Lola What should he do Save his skin and let a girl Lola think he was scared Or bluff it out and face the horrors of the Black Pyramid J P Voelkel 317 As for the ending, authors Jon and Pamela Voelkel do a good job of keeping his teenage doubts intact, although they do resolve the major conflict of the novel, Max s missing parents Nevertheless, his doubts are still present, this time with new fear of the ancient Mayan Lords of Death, whom he had to bargain with in return for his lost parents 3 This novel portrays many, many copycat features to other novels, which, in hindsight, is why I chose this book First, the main conflict in the book is that the protagonist has lost his parents, and what quest will he have to go on to find them This is a plot structure used throughout many novels just like this, such as Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, The Kane Chronicles, and the Sword of Summer I mention these novels for another similarity, which may either be a draw for readers or a repellent All of these novels have a basis in mythology, whether it be Greek, Egyptian or Mayan Such a heavy focus on history leads it to be muchfactual than other fictional works, so that may be another turn off for readers However, not everything about Middleworld is a copycat to other novels as for one, he is completely normal and has no otherworldly powers, so he is much easier to relate to as a reader than per say, Percy Jackson All in all, while its ideas are nothing I have not seen before, Middleworld remains a fast paced novel that thrilled me to the very end Mayan mythology is a complex topic to handle says the non Mayan expert so I really admire the authors for creating this story and explaining aspects of Mayan culture in such a fun and pretty easy to understand way A few times I did get lost There s a lot going on, not just with all the Mayan culture references but also with other storylines Sometimes I would forget who was who when they were talking about all the Mayan gods but that s not too big a deal The older reader in me didn t always Mayan mythology is a complex topic to handle says the non Mayan expert so I really admire the authors for creating this story and explaining aspects of Mayan culture in such a fun and pretty easy to understand way A few times I did get lost There s a lot going on, not just with all the Mayan culture references but also with other storylines Sometimes I would forget who was who when they were talking about all the Mayan gods but that s not too big a deal The older reader in me didn t always appreciate the translations For example, Lola would say something in Mayan and then right after she would say it in English I understood why she would do that, for Max s sake but other characters did that as well and that annoyed me I would rather figure out the meaning of the words from the context or a glossary in the back However, I understand that it was probably included for younger readers who may not have the patience or desire to figure it out on their own.Middleworld is an imaginative, action packed story filled with hazardous events The characters are all hiding something well Max isn t really but there sto him than meets the eye which keeps the readers guessing about the motives behind certain actions The story is well researched and you get a real feel for Central America the weather, the food, the people, etc I liked the mentions of 2012 and how no archaeological evidence has been found to support the idea that Mayans thought the world would in 2012 Like I said, I understood most of what was going on and the ending left me desperately wantingIt s not a complete cliffhanger, if you don t like the book which I doubt you could finish it and not feel compelled to read the rest of the series However, there are still some secrets like what is the deal with Zia I need to know This is going to be a fun series, I can tell I can t wait to see what s next in store for Massimo Francis Sylvanus Murphy Max and Ix Sak Lool Eesh Sock Lowell aka Lola Middle world is about a young teen named Max Murphy He starts off his epic journey in Boston, as whiny and short tempered boy He lives in a wealthy house and lives a relatively normal life, until his parents leave on an archaeology trip to the Maya temple of Ixchel Max ends up traveling to Villa Isabella, his uncle s house, and there Max learns about the jaguar stones One night he goes into the jungle and ends up going through a lot of Mayan temples with a girl named Lola He battles both an Middle world is about a young teen named Max Murphy He starts off his epic journey in Boston, as whiny and short tempered boy He lives in a wealthy house and lives a relatively normal life, until his parents leave on an archaeology trip to the Maya temple of Ixchel Max ends up traveling to Villa Isabella, his uncle s house, and there Max learns about the jaguar stones One night he goes into the jungle and ends up going through a lot of Mayan temples with a girl named Lola He battles both an evil Maya priest named Tzelek and a power crazy Spaniard With the help of his Maya friends, Max finds three of the jaguar stones and stops Tzelek from sacrificing Lola at the pyramid of Ah Pukuh I think that this book was both entertaining and informational, both talking about ancient Maya civilizations and telling the daring story of a young red head Throughout the book it mentions things that the Maya created, like their calendar and their culture It also talks about the Mayan gods and goddesses like Chahk, Ixchel, Ah Pukuh, and Itzamna I would recommend this book to my little brother because he likes stuff like this and both him and I have interests in the same books My favorite quote is probably A wild pig would have better manners Lola says that to Max when he tries to eat their guides food This quote is good at at explaining how Max was at the beginning because he was really whiny and only cared about himself The book Middleworld by J P Voelkel is an okay book This book is about a boy named Max the son of archoelogists who study the Ancient Maya Zia, the housekeeper, bought a plane ticket for him to go to San Xavier where his parents are This is where he finds out his parents went missing and is on a journey to find out what happened to them I think that it getsexciting as the book goes on.I disliked the beginning of the book because it didn t show any suspense and was boring Also, all Max The book Middleworld by JP Voelkel is an okay book This book is about a boy named Max the son of archoelogists who study the Ancient Maya Zia, the housekeeper, bought a plane ticket for him to go to San Xavier where his parents are This is where he finds out his parents went missing and is on a journey to find out what happened to them I think that it getsexciting as the book goes on.I disliked the beginning of the book because it didn t show any suspense and was boring Also, all Max did was play video games and didn t care about the Ancient Maya and there parents found it very interesting When I first liked the book is when Max discovered Uncle Ted s secret room in the office of his Then, Lucky Jim, Uncle Ted s body guard and a family of Ancient Mayans, found him and told Uncle Ted I also liked when Max was following a person who stool a jaguar stone and failed Then, it turns out she wanted him to find her and then found out that Landa, a buissness partner of Uncle Ted, was after them for taking the jaguar stone This is why I liked and disliked the book I would recommend the book, Middleworld, to people who like action and suspense to be built up Also because you don t know what s going to happen next If you read the book I hope you will enjoy it Max is the only child of two archaeologists who specialize in the ancient Maya world His parents have left for the summer on a dig in San Xavier and soon after Max is sent to join them In San Xavier Max stays with his uncle but his parents have disappeared and no one has heard from them He meets Lola a Mayan girl and sets out with her to find his parents and uncover the secrets of The Jaguar Stones.Being the only child Max is spoiled, selfish and in his own words only looking out for number o Max is the only child of two archaeologists who specialize in the ancient Maya world His parents have left for the summer on a dig in San Xavier and soon after Max is sent to join them In San Xavier Max stays with his uncle but his parents have disappeared and no one has heard from them He meets Lola a Mayan girl and sets out with her to find his parents and uncover the secrets of The Jaguar Stones.Being the only child Max is spoiled, selfish and in his own words only looking out for number one But he slowly comes to realize that it s not always about him and he can t always take, take, take and not give anything back The rules of the jungle are different than the rules of the city.The book was packed full of information on Mayan culture and tradition This book would be great for a reluctant reader as has lots of adventure and you are learning while reading at the same time I certainly felt like I came away knowing a lotabout the Mayans I think that the middle world is a great book It is about a young boy named Max Murphy who s parents are archeologist they have to go on a trip to San xavier and cancel the family trip While max is at home playing video games he finds out that his babysitter is acting a little weird when she was feeding maya statues corn and talking to them The next morning Max finds at a play Plane tickets to fly to San Xavier when his babysitter says that they say he is special and he has to go when Max ge I think that the middle world is a great book It is about a young boy named Max Murphy who s parents are archeologist they have to go on a trip to San xavier and cancel the family trip While max is at home playing video games he finds out that his babysitter is acting a little weird when she was feeding maya statues corn and talking to them The next morning Max finds at a play Plane tickets to fly to San Xavier when his babysitter says that they say he is special and he has to go when Max gets off the plane he will Not know that being in san Xavier will be the Most challenging thing he has ever done This book started out pretty good, but I have a few qualms about it Max is a severely disliked character Pretty much by everyone Including me I loved all the Maya mythology and stuff The imagery was great I loved how the authors described the jungle and I loved the adventure However, I did not love the procedural walking through the jungle scenes I think the book could have been cut down a hundred pages or so However, I do like this book I will read the second one.

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    This guide aims to show you how to download connected to him in ways he could never have imagined For fate has delivered a challenge of epic proportions to this pampered teenager Can Max rescue his parents from the Maya Underworld and save the world from the Lords of Death, who now control the power of the Jaguar Stones in their villainous hands The scene is set for a roller coaster ride of suspense and terror, as the good guys and the bad guys face off against a background of haunted temples, zombie armies, and even human sacrifice. I know that children s books have to be simpler in scope and insight than adult books well, actually, I m not at all sure about that I do think we don t give children appropriate credit for their ability to recognize good characterizations, to react appropriately to the author s intended message, or to handle complex ideas After reading The Chosen One, a very, very good but very depressing book, I needed something light and fluffy So I hit the children s section at the library In my exp I know that children s books have to be simpler in scope and insight than adult books well, actually, I m not at all sure about that I do think we don t give children appropriate credit for their ability to recognize good characterizations, to react appropriately to the author s intended message, or to handle complex ideas After reading The Chosen One, a very, very good but very depressing book, I needed something light and fluffy So I hit the children s section at the library In my experience, books that aren t very well written don t usually make it into audiobooks This is absolutely not a guarantee, but I do have pretty high expectations of audiobooks in general, and am rarely disappointed This one has all the makings of a very fun series Ancient Mayan gods, pyramids in the jungle, and a couple of teenagers who have to save everyone And I ll probably read the rest of the series just to see where the author takes this plot line But beyond the fun fantasy plot, the characterizations, conversation, dialog, reactions, and descriptions were all fairly mediocre, and most importantly, inconsistent In particular, the main character, a 14 year old boy, vascillates back and forth from spoiled brat to noble hero so many times that it s truly unbelieveable, and in the end, you actually don t like him very much, although you feel a bit sorry for him Still, I ll probably see what happens next It wasn t the worst book I ve ever read The author could take some lessons from Rick Riordan and Suzanne Collins when it comes to consistent character development This book was assigned as part of my English curriculum in a 7th grade advanced class nobody in the class had read it and in all honesty, it wasof a school experiment than anything All the reading was done in class, accompanied with discussion, and soon enough, everyone had some complaint or other about the book.Originally, the book seemed somewhat promising Although, from the start, I found the writing style to be bland and juvenile, like something a sixth grade student would write for This book was assigned as part of my English curriculum in a 7th grade advanced class nobody in the class had read it and in all honesty, it wasof a school experiment than anything All the reading was done in class, accompanied with discussion, and soon enough, everyone had some complaint or other about the book.Originally, the book seemed somewhat promising Although, from the start, I found the writing style to be bland and juvenile, like something a sixth grade student would write for a class narrative instead of something an adult would write Right at the beginning, I noticed that it seemed to pander to the younger audience something I detest.However, flaws quickly became apparant The plot was a basic battle of good and evil, the villain a cardboard cutout it s as black and white as it comes The heros have such minor flaws i.e bossy and haughty if Max even qualifies as haughty that they re bland and uninteresting their characters shift so many times that they become downright unlikeable They re paper thin there are no motives to explore, no steady traits, no interesting quirks.The humor is pretty much lowered to fart jokes and gross things again, seeming to underestimate the audience s s intelligence The dialogue sounds very unrealistic for the age group they re trying to portray.The book isn t daring, it s not intelligent, it s not witty, it s not funny, it s not anything new It s a mediocre book that disappears into the gray masses of juvenile fiction at best and at worst one of the most poorly written novels I ve ever read.Final verdict It s so dull that it s not even worth the read. As of June 14, 2020, I have never received the copy of this book that I won via Goodreads First Reads I am making a note here to keep track of what ones I was unable to read due to it being lost unreceived. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here RP Q1 Jack Branch Middleworld by Jon and Pamela VoelkelPrompt 2 As a teenage Bostonian, young Max Murphy portrays growth in both his strengths and his shortcomings, just as many of us do at that age Throughout the novel he demonstrates his immaturity by making remarks such as A spoiled brat indeed Uncle Ted was going to regret the day he d ignited the wrath of Max Murphy J P Voelkel 79 These thoughts lead him to do many rebellious actions, that often put him in rather unpleasant RP Q1 Jack Branch Middleworld by Jon and Pamela VoelkelPrompt 2 As a teenage Bostonian, young Max Murphy portrays growth in both his strengths and his shortcomings, just as many of us do at that age Throughout the novel he demonstrates his immaturity by making remarks such as A spoiled brat indeed Uncle Ted was going to regret the day he d ignited the wrath of Max Murphy J P Voelkel 79 These thoughts lead him to do many rebellious actions, that often put him in rather unpleasant situations His use of language shows that he still has long way to go before he is fully ready to handle the mature thoughts of an adult However, not all of these teenage impulses are dis satisfactory in nature He does exhibit a rare case of bravery to contrast his normally cowardly nature, albeit with a push from one of his compatriots Lola What should he do Save his skin and let a girl Lola think he was scared Or bluff it out and face the horrors of the Black Pyramid J P Voelkel 317 As for the ending, authors Jon and Pamela Voelkel do a good job of keeping his teenage doubts intact, although they do resolve the major conflict of the novel, Max s missing parents Nevertheless, his doubts are still present, this time with new fear of the ancient Mayan Lords of Death, whom he had to bargain with in return for his lost parents 3 This novel portrays many, many copycat features to other novels, which, in hindsight, is why I chose this book First, the main conflict in the book is that the protagonist has lost his parents, and what quest will he have to go on to find them This is a plot structure used throughout many novels just like this, such as Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, The Kane Chronicles, and the Sword of Summer I mention these novels for another similarity, which may either be a draw for readers or a repellent All of these novels have a basis in mythology, whether it be Greek, Egyptian or Mayan Such a heavy focus on history leads it to be muchfactual than other fictional works, so that may be another turn off for readers However, not everything about Middleworld is a copycat to other novels as for one, he is completely normal and has no otherworldly powers, so he is much easier to relate to as a reader than per say, Percy Jackson All in all, while its ideas are nothing I have not seen before, Middleworld remains a fast paced novel that thrilled me to the very end Mayan mythology is a complex topic to handle says the non Mayan expert so I really admire the authors for creating this story and explaining aspects of Mayan culture in such a fun and pretty easy to understand way A few times I did get lost There s a lot going on, not just with all the Mayan culture references but also with other storylines Sometimes I would forget who was who when they were talking about all the Mayan gods but that s not too big a deal The older reader in me didn t always Mayan mythology is a complex topic to handle says the non Mayan expert so I really admire the authors for creating this story and explaining aspects of Mayan culture in such a fun and pretty easy to understand way A few times I did get lost There s a lot going on, not just with all the Mayan culture references but also with other storylines Sometimes I would forget who was who when they were talking about all the Mayan gods but that s not too big a deal The older reader in me didn t always appreciate the translations For example, Lola would say something in Mayan and then right after she would say it in English I understood why she would do that, for Max s sake but other characters did that as well and that annoyed me I would rather figure out the meaning of the words from the context or a glossary in the back However, I understand that it was probably included for younger readers who may not have the patience or desire to figure it out on their own.Middleworld is an imaginative, action packed story filled with hazardous events The characters are all hiding something well Max isn t really but there sto him than meets the eye which keeps the readers guessing about the motives behind certain actions The story is well researched and you get a real feel for Central America the weather, the food, the people, etc I liked the mentions of 2012 and how no archaeological evidence has been found to support the idea that Mayans thought the world would in 2012 Like I said, I understood most of what was going on and the ending left me desperately wantingIt s not a complete cliffhanger, if you don t like the book which I doubt you could finish it and not feel compelled to read the rest of the series However, there are still some secrets like what is the deal with Zia I need to know This is going to be a fun series, I can tell I can t wait to see what s next in store for Massimo Francis Sylvanus Murphy Max and Ix Sak Lool Eesh Sock Lowell aka Lola Middle world is about a young teen named Max Murphy He starts off his epic journey in Boston, as whiny and short tempered boy He lives in a wealthy house and lives a relatively normal life, until his parents leave on an archaeology trip to the Maya temple of Ixchel Max ends up traveling to Villa Isabella, his uncle s house, and there Max learns about the jaguar stones One night he goes into the jungle and ends up going through a lot of Mayan temples with a girl named Lola He battles both an Middle world is about a young teen named Max Murphy He starts off his epic journey in Boston, as whiny and short tempered boy He lives in a wealthy house and lives a relatively normal life, until his parents leave on an archaeology trip to the Maya temple of Ixchel Max ends up traveling to Villa Isabella, his uncle s house, and there Max learns about the jaguar stones One night he goes into the jungle and ends up going through a lot of Mayan temples with a girl named Lola He battles both an evil Maya priest named Tzelek and a power crazy Spaniard With the help of his Maya friends, Max finds three of the jaguar stones and stops Tzelek from sacrificing Lola at the pyramid of Ah Pukuh I think that this book was both entertaining and informational, both talking about ancient Maya civilizations and telling the daring story of a young red head Throughout the book it mentions things that the Maya created, like their calendar and their culture It also talks about the Mayan gods and goddesses like Chahk, Ixchel, Ah Pukuh, and Itzamna I would recommend this book to my little brother because he likes stuff like this and both him and I have interests in the same books My favorite quote is probably A wild pig would have better manners Lola says that to Max when he tries to eat their guides food This quote is good at at explaining how Max was at the beginning because he was really whiny and only cared about himself The book Middleworld by J P Voelkel is an okay book This book is about a boy named Max the son of archoelogists who study the Ancient Maya Zia, the housekeeper, bought a plane ticket for him to go to San Xavier where his parents are This is where he finds out his parents went missing and is on a journey to find out what happened to them I think that it getsexciting as the book goes on.I disliked the beginning of the book because it didn t show any suspense and was boring Also, all Max The book Middleworld by JP Voelkel is an okay book This book is about a boy named Max the son of archoelogists who study the Ancient Maya Zia, the housekeeper, bought a plane ticket for him to go to San Xavier where his parents are This is where he finds out his parents went missing and is on a journey to find out what happened to them I think that it getsexciting as the book goes on.I disliked the beginning of the book because it didn t show any suspense and was boring Also, all Max did was play video games and didn t care about the Ancient Maya and there parents found it very interesting When I first liked the book is when Max discovered Uncle Ted s secret room in the office of his Then, Lucky Jim, Uncle Ted s body guard and a family of Ancient Mayans, found him and told Uncle Ted I also liked when Max was following a person who stool a jaguar stone and failed Then, it turns out she wanted him to find her and then found out that Landa, a buissness partner of Uncle Ted, was after them for taking the jaguar stone This is why I liked and disliked the book I would recommend the book, Middleworld, to people who like action and suspense to be built up Also because you don t know what s going to happen next If you read the book I hope you will enjoy it Max is the only child of two archaeologists who specialize in the ancient Maya world His parents have left for the summer on a dig in San Xavier and soon after Max is sent to join them In San Xavier Max stays with his uncle but his parents have disappeared and no one has heard from them He meets Lola a Mayan girl and sets out with her to find his parents and uncover the secrets of The Jaguar Stones.Being the only child Max is spoiled, selfish and in his own words only looking out for number o Max is the only child of two archaeologists who specialize in the ancient Maya world His parents have left for the summer on a dig in San Xavier and soon after Max is sent to join them In San Xavier Max stays with his uncle but his parents have disappeared and no one has heard from them He meets Lola a Mayan girl and sets out with her to find his parents and uncover the secrets of The Jaguar Stones.Being the only child Max is spoiled, selfish and in his own words only looking out for number one But he slowly comes to realize that it s not always about him and he can t always take, take, take and not give anything back The rules of the jungle are different than the rules of the city.The book was packed full of information on Mayan culture and tradition This book would be great for a reluctant reader as has lots of adventure and you are learning while reading at the same time I certainly felt like I came away knowing a lotabout the Mayans I think that the middle world is a great book It is about a young boy named Max Murphy who s parents are archeologist they have to go on a trip to San xavier and cancel the family trip While max is at home playing video games he finds out that his babysitter is acting a little weird when she was feeding maya statues corn and talking to them The next morning Max finds at a play Plane tickets to fly to San Xavier when his babysitter says that they say he is special and he has to go when Max ge I think that the middle world is a great book It is about a young boy named Max Murphy who s parents are archeologist they have to go on a trip to San xavier and cancel the family trip While max is at home playing video games he finds out that his babysitter is acting a little weird when she was feeding maya statues corn and talking to them The next morning Max finds at a play Plane tickets to fly to San Xavier when his babysitter says that they say he is special and he has to go when Max gets off the plane he will Not know that being in san Xavier will be the Most challenging thing he has ever done This book started out pretty good, but I have a few qualms about it Max is a severely disliked character Pretty much by everyone Including me I loved all the Maya mythology and stuff The imagery was great I loved how the authors described the jungle and I loved the adventure However, I did not love the procedural walking through the jungle scenes I think the book could have been cut down a hundred pages or so However, I do like this book I will read the second one. 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  • Paperback
  • 415 pages
  • Middleworld
  • Jon Voelkel
  • English
  • 07 May 2019
  • 1606840711