Another review from our teen book bloggers!
A. from Grade 7 reviews
Pub. date April 2008
Gods of Manhattan tells of a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, Rory Hennessy, who lives with his mom and younger sister Bridget. Rory has the uncommon ability to see through any trick or illusion – he can always see the truth. Rory discovers that he is a “light” – one of the few mortals who can see Mannahatta – a strange spirit city that exists alongside our present-day earth. Now he finds himself in the middle of a convoluted and age-old situation – he is the only one that holds the power to free the Mannahatta Native Americans from the “Trap” in Central Park – an action that will affect many, both Mannahattans and New Yorkers. Gods of Manhattan is an adventure-filled tale that really makes the reader think – it’s a mix of present-day and historical characters jumbled together and clashing as the story progresses. I found the book extremely well written, full of unique characters (even roaches who ride on rats!), and a fast-paced plot that made it difficult to put down!
Geared towards Middle School students