InterWorld

Paperback | April 29, 2008

byNeil Gaiman

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When Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman and Emmy Award winner Michael Reaves teamed up, they created the bestselling YA novel InterWorld.
 
InterWorld tells the story of Joey Harker, a very average kid who discovers that his world is only one of a trillion alternate earths. Some of these earths are ruled by magic. Some are ruled by science. All are at war.
 
Joey teams up with alternate versions of himself from an array of these worlds. Together, the army of Joeys must battle evil magicians Lord Dogknife and Lady Indigo to keep the balance of power between all the earths stable. Teens—and tweens and adults—who obsessively read the His Dark Materials and Harry Potter series will be riveted by InterWorld and its sequel, The Silver Dream.

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When Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman and Emmy Award winner Michael Reaves teamed up, they created the bestselling YA novel InterWorld. InterWorld tells the story of Joey Harker, a very average kid who discovers that his world is only one of a trillion alternate earths. Some of these earths are ruled by magic. Some are ruled by science...

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An astounding tale of adventure, danger, magic, science, friendship, spaceships, and, oh yeah, the battle to save all the people in all the worlds in all possible dimensions.Joey Harker isn't a hero.In fact, he's the kind of guy who gets lost in his own house.But one day, Joey gets really lost. He walks straight out of his world and in...

Neil Gaiman is the #1New York Timesbestselling author of more than twenty books, and is the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.51 inPublished:April 29, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061238988

ISBN - 13:9780061238987

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Entertaining I thought this book was imaginative, enjoyable, and although I found the ending came on quite abruptly, I would highly recommend it to all. As a sequel, it continued the story, but was a separate storyline, without repeating the first novel in different words. The characters were more defined and richly developed, and being older in the second book, allowed them more adult-ish themes. I am a huge Neil Gaiman fan, but even for those that do not know him, this is a great introduction. I would, however, read the series in order. I will be looking up more of Michael Reaves' works.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read a classic Neil Gaiman After a slow start the book took off. Not as interesting as stardust or American gods but a good read. Neil Gaiman always delivers.
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic stuff Fantastic short read. Mix of magic and machinery makes the story wonderful
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious, Hyperdimensional Read Ready for a mind-trip? You’ll get one if you read this book. It’s quirky, funny, and features an oddball main character and his team of multidimensional clones. Joey is so directionally challenged he can rarely tell right from left, which is what made me fall in love with this book when I first started reading it. I’m probably one of the most directionally challenged people out there. And then suddenly he can walk through dimensions. Cool! I wish that was why I always get lost. I love it when books do that; take something that seems like a disability and give it a twist. (Rick Riordan does this especially well in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, whose main characters suffer from dyslexia and ADHD because their brains are hardwired to read Ancient Greek and their hyperactivity is due to their battle reflexes.) While Joey is potrayed as the outcast for most of the book, he demonstrates his intelligence, quick thinking, and heart, which his teammates begin to admire him for. Although sometimes a tough read (Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves use words like “hyperdimensional geometry” and Joey has to answer test questions like “Is the improbability factor of a time-reversed world solipsistic or phenomenological?”), the long-winded words are all part of the book’s charm. Most of the time they just go in one ear and out the other. Don’t bother trying to sort out the meanings of these words or phrases in your head; it’s not worth the headache. Top off this book with kung-fu skills, magical wolf-human hybrids, and saucer-surfing cyborgs, this hilarious and unique MG/YA novel promises a new take on . . . whatever a multidimensional Altiverse is! Plus, there’s not many times you can say you’ve read a Science-Fiction-Fantasy novel!
Date published: 2012-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great teen sci-fi! Awesome novel about a 15 year old boy with special powers to walk between dimensions. Both a morality tale about right and wrong, and the balance between science and magic. Stayed up half the night just to find out how it ended. Looks like it might be the beginning of a new series, as well, with just enough loose ends to leave it open for more, or for the imagination to run wild
Date published: 2008-07-07

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“A mind-stretching ride for which all tweens and teens (and many adults) will be grateful.”