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The Land of Elyon By Patrick Carman
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"I really love this book! It kept me wandering what was going to happen next. I really can't wait for the next books to come out. I am a little bummed that there is only three books."
Broomie W. Age 15

"Enchanting! You could actually get into the mind of Alexa as she morphs into a young woman with a deeper meaning of life. I truly enjoyed the journey with Alexa, and look forward to more adventures and discoveries!"
Rebekah D. Age 31

"I think it was a GREAT book but a few things happened that I did not really want to happen. But I can't wait till BEYOND THE VALLY OF THE THORNS!"
Patrick G. Age 13

"The Dark Hills Divide is a very adventurous book. I can't wait till the second book comes out and oh, yeah!, don't ever stop writing them!"
Ian L. Age 9

"This book was everything I like in a book. I would rate this book 100 if I could. It was so incredible. I really could not put it down. Every second I had I would pick this book up and read it. I really can't wait until the second book comes out so I can read it. I told my friends about this book and they seemed interested in this book. I would tell anybody that asked if this is a good book. I hope I can get my hands on the next book."
Jessica O. Age 11

"This book was the best! Everyone has to read it! There was suspense in every page. "
Chrissy E. Age 11

"Beyond the Dark Hills Divide was a really good book! I liked how Alexa can talk to animals. Murphy rocks! Can't wait for book two! Hats off to Mr. Carmen."
Lindsey Age 11

"I loved this book! It's my favorite book ever! When I read this book in my head I felt like I was with Alexa. I also can't wait until the second and third come out so I can read them."
Arianna S. Age 10

"This is the best book I've read in my life. Most books bore me but The Dark Hills Divide rocks! All my friends were jealous that I had a book like this. I definitely recommend this book for all readers!"
Shirley Z. Age 10

"I loved this book. I read the whole book in a day. I stayed up all day and all night just because I got so wrapped up in it. I really loved this book. Alexa was a great character and I just loved Pervis. I highly recommend this book because it is one of the BEST I have ever read!! Patrick you're the best!! Can't wait for the next one Valley of Thorns keep them coming!!"
Aliee P. Age 14

"This book is the best book I've ever read so far. It deserves a ten. It's just so cool. I didn't even read the whole thing and its all ready great. I can't wait for the next book to come out!!!"
Mike B. Age 11

"This was a great book. It was very well written. There was never a dull moment throughout the book. Children and adults alike will love this book. I can't wait for the next book in the series."
Alan L. Age 22

"I think this is the best book of all time! All throughout the book adventure is found! This is more interesting than my favorite book."
Megan S. Age 11

"Alexa Daley is an awesome adventurous character. She is very curious about things and unravels the mystery and secret that lies beyond the walls. "
Christina P. Age 11

"Wow! You blew me away with this book, and I am certain that this is the best one I have ever read. I was in suspense through out the whole book. I felt like I could really relate to the way Alexa felt, and I could picture everything so vividly in my mind. I can't wait for the next book to come out, and I hope she meets a handful of new fiends in Beyond The Valley of Thorns. Thank You for the enjoyment, I would rate this book at a 10 out of 10."
Bill Y. Age 12

"I LOVE this book. I love every character and I can't wait till the next one! I also loved how all of the pieces of the puzzle fit together at the end!"
Elizabeth S., 11

"This book is my absolute favorite book in the world! Every page was filled with excitement and suspense. I felt like I was with Alexa the whole time. This book deserved way more than a ten! Everybody should read this! Thank you Patrick Carman! I can't wait for the next one-Beyond the Valley of Thorns."
Chrissy E. Age 11

"This book is the best I've read by far. The author described the events taking place so well that I felt as if I was sitting in a movie theatre. I can't wait until the next book comes out!!"
Christa C. Age 12

"I loved that book so much! I've been trying to write a book like that for three years! I'm really glad that there's more then one. I give it a 10!"
Corinne C. Age 11

"This is a 10 for sure! The characters are so cool! I loved Murphy the squirrel. They need to make 20 more books because they are so good! "
Courtney M. Age 10

"The Dark Hills Divide was wonderful and I got so into it that I zoned out and I can't wait till the next book comes out. I rate it above 1000."
Destiney C. Age 11

"This book is one of the best books I have ever read. It is everything I like in a book. Though I do suggest Patrick will put more girl characters in the story. I could hardly put it down. You should read the book. I know I will be reading all of The Land Of Elyon books."
Lauren M. Age 11

"I've never gotten so into a book my whole life. I sat in bed and read it in 1 and a-half days!! It's definitely a 10 out of 10 book!!
I definitely recommended it to anyone!! I can't wait till BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THORNS comes out! Alexa is adventures and a little mysterious. The book leaves you wanting to read more and more!! Personally, my favorite character is Yipes. He's awesome!!"
Christian S. Age 11

"I loved the book and can't wait to read the second. My rating is no other than ten!"
Amber B. Age 12

"I love this book. I have read it and I am waiting for the 2nd book to come out. "
Sammi M. Age 13

"The Dark Hills Divide is one of the best books I've ever read. I finished it in two days. I wasn't even half way finished when I decided I'd HAVE to read the second book. "
Cynthia W. Age 13

"I thought that this book was great!! I totally loved the whole idea with the walls around the village. I rate it, 9! Congrats Mr. Carman, and I am beyond excited about reading the next book."
Kali P. Age 12

"I love how in every chapter there was action. Every word I read just kept making me wanting to read more. I cant wait till the other books come out!"
Ashley M. Age 12

"In this book Patrick Carman just keep me interested. It was full of excitement. I just couldn't put it down. I can't wait till the next one comes out."
Kristyne A. Age 13

"This is my most favorite book of all time! I love how once you figure out one mystery another one pops up! This book is full of mystery and adventure! I'm anxious to read the second book!"
Sofia B. Age 10

"The land of Elyon book 1 is fantastic. I rate 10/10 for it great plot. I can't wait for book 2,and 3 and 4 and all the rest. Patrick Carmen is a wonderful author."
Maggie W. Age 10

"The Land Of Elyon Book One is my new favorite book! I just couldn't put it down! I rated it a flat 10 out 10 because it was so good! I simply CAN'T wait until the other books come out!!"
Shannon B Age 11

"I liked how there was excitement in each chapter! This is the kind of book that I love because I could not read it fast enough to find out what happened next. I can't wait until the next book is out!!!"
Hannah G. Age 10

"This is an awesome book! When Patrick Carman came to our school, he made me want to read it because he was very engaging."
Sofia B. Age 10

"This is one of the best books I have ever read! I hope that there will be more than just 3 in the series, because judging by the 1st one, they will be really, really good! It was exciting and suspenseful. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery books and action books."
Emma B. Age 10

"This book is the best book in the world! I loved this book so much that I urge both young and old to read this book. My parents read this book to and they also loved it!"
Sydney S. Age 9

"It is the best book in the world! I want everyone to read it! LONG LIVE ALEXA!!!!!!!"
Teddy G. Age 11

"This book is just so fantastic! The characters and the setting makes you want to be there and be one of the characters. Very magical!"
Joanna Maeve L. Age 11

"It's the best book ever. It is SO a ten!! I love it. You should read it. I couldn't put it down I read it for 3 days!"
Gilia Age 8

"This book was awesome. It was very interesting!!!"
Hallia T. Age 12

"I really like this book. My friend showed it to me one day and I was immediately hooked onto it. I can't wait for the next two."
Theresa K. Age 12

"Stunning book, marvelously written. It left me wanting MORE!!!"
Mary C. Age 13

"The Dark Hills Divide is magnificent. It has such feeling when you read it that you feel whatever happens to any one in thing the book. Everyone should read this book."
Terrence L. Age 10

"Great book, I really liked the story and can't wait for the next book."
Ann G. Age 12

"I can't wait until the next book comes out!!!! The Land of Elyon series is the best! This book is suspenseful, action packed, exciting, and an all around good book. I hope the next book is coming out soon!"
Greg S. Age 11

"I have read many books but when I opened the pages of Elyon it opened my eyes. This is a wonderful book and I just couldn't put it down!!"
Victoria P. Age 14

"This book is the best book in the world!! I can't wait for the next one to come out!"
Sydney S Age 9

"This book was filled with suspense and I really liked how Patrick Carmen developed his characters."
Sean P. Age 11

"I haven't read this book yet, but when I read the sample chapter, I thought I should definitely read it. It seems like a really good book, and I definitely think that I will enjoy it."
Megan C. Age 13

"When I read the first page, I couldn't stop. When I finished that
Book, I thought everybody would love it."
Vicky H. Age 9

"I LOVE this book from start to finish! There are no boring parts in this, which is great! I can't wait for the next book to come out!!! :) :) "
Allie S. Age 12

"Once I started reading I couldn't pull my eyes away. "
Patrick B. Age 11

"I really enjoyed the book. I imagined myself as Alexa. I can't wait for the next book."
Andrea C. Age 12

"Most books stun me but this blew my mind. The detail, the mystery, the characters made it all to well. Patrick Carman is a mastermind at writing. I loved this book. Don't stop writing!"
Galve D. Age 11

"I saw this book at a school book fair and it looked interesting so I had to buy it! I loved the book (especially the ending) and I cannot wait until the sequel comes out!"
Bianca P. Age 13

"This book was AWESOME! It is probably the best book that I've read since the Lion the witch and the wardrobe. This book's characters are great, the story line is perfect, and the suspense had me going for the whole book. You MUST read this book! Can't wait for Beyond the Valley of Thorns."
Nathan A. Age 13

"This book is a book that I never wanted to put down. My teacher even yelled at me for reading too much in class. This book is that good. I loved it, and I loved how Alexa was and adventurer. She is a LOT like me. I will be buying the other book(s). I just ask that Alexa will see her animal friends again and be able to talk to them. Love the book!!!"
Lauren M. Age 11

"I loved this book so much, it is the best book in the world. I can't wait until the next books come out! I think every kid and adult should definitely read this book!!! I am nine years old and my parents read it too!! I will try to be patient for the next one!"
Sydney S. Age 9

"The Land of Elyon is my favorite book in the world! It has lots of excitement, action, suspense and fun! If you read this book, I'm sure you will love it."
Daniel H. Age 10

"This was the fist book that I liked the best and I rate it a 10."
Zara V. Age 12

"It was a good read. I enjoyed every bit of it, and I cannot wait for the second book's arrival! I've introduced this book to my youngest brother, and he too, fell in love with it!"
Kara-Titania R. Age 14

"I love this book! I rate it as 10. I can't wait to read the next book!"
Tiani C. Age 10

"This book is fantastic. When I first started reading it I figured it was another book about people talking to animals but after I got into reading it became a marvelous and genius blend of mystery, action and just about anything in between. This book gets a 10 out of 10. It's a must read for any age!"
Cameron A. Age 14

"I thought this book was extremely good. It was full of adventure and charm! I find myself relating my life with the other characters, which is something I like to do. I normally do not enjoy fantasy but I could not stop reading this one!"
Jackie A. Age 11

"When I started reading this book, I could not put it down. I read it in only 5 days. I can't wait until the other ones come out! "
Hayley T. Age 11

"I have read the whole book and it is one of the best books that I have ever read.."
Jena C. Age 13

"I loved how I was surprised by clues that should have been obvious to me!"
Marlisa W. Age 36

"It's a great read. I can't wait until the others come out!"
Kirstin H. Age 12

"I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the 2nd one to come out!"
Emily A. Age 11

"I love this book! It keeps you interested. I wanted to read it the first time I read the back of the book. Everyone should read this book. It is amazing."
Sandy M. Age 12

"Who says this book is just for kids. I found this to be a very exciting and adventurous book. I just couldn't put it down. My 12-year-old daughter and I are reading it for a school project. You can be sure we will read the whole series. See you on tour in Freehold, NJ."
Bonnie B. Age 46

"When I started reading this book, at once I decided it was my new favorite book and I will definitely be buying the sequels."
Karen M. Age 14

"I loved it. It was a great book. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT BOOK COMES OUT. I felt what Alexa was doing and how she felt."
Melissa B. Age 9

"Wow! I'm not really into reading, but when I picked this book up and started reading it I immediately fell in love with it!! I can't wait for the next two books!!!"
Erin M. Age 12

"The Land of Elyon: The Dark Hills Divide is absolute genius. I became intrigued by a nice cover design by Brad Weinman and a brief summary of the book. I went through the excitement of the summer in Bridewell. This book is cleverly written, almost as if it is Alexa Daley's diary. I have e-mailed several friends and family members recommending this marvelous story. I have yet to read the rest of the books because it isn't out yet. Take your time Mr.Carman. I want the next masterpiece done by you to be better than your first. Thank you for creating one of the most marvelous books I have read so far in my lifetime."
Ryan M. Age 12

"It was great! When I read this book I new how Alexa felt. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT BOOK COMES OUT!"
Melissa B. Age 9

"This book was great from the first word. The descriptive words and the interesting story line are more than enough to get readers hooked!"
Celeste W. Age 18

"I love this book. It is the first book I was interested in. I was interested in it so much that I did not want my teacher to stop reading it. I am glad that you made this book."
Stacey M. Age 10

"I saw this book at a book fair at my school and had to get it. I loved it. The characters were easy to relate to, and it seemed like I was in the story myself. I can't wait until the second book comes out."
Rachel Z. Age 14

"I LOVED The Dark Hills Divide. It is very compelling and interesting. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the second and third book to come out."
Katie W. Age 11

"This, I have to say is one of the best books I ever read. I am a big reader and this is one of those books that I devoured in a night. I am definitely going to buy the second 2 books."
Connor H. Age 12

"I think it was very well thought out. I am wondering about the next book. I hope others enjoy this book. "
Ryan M. Age 8

"I love this book. It pulls you in when Alexa finds the hole. I also love the twists and turns and it makes you think."
Kara. O Age 11

"I think this book was very well written! I think it was very appealing to all ages. Fantasy is very hard to write but Mr. Carman did it very well! I can't wait until the next one comes out."
Haulsee C. Age 13

"I think this book is extraordinary. That is saying a lot considering I'm in 7th grade and have an average reading level of a college student. I have read your book so many times I have lost count. My aunt had you sign my book when it first came out and I've wanted you to sign it again due to excessive fading. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of The Beyond the Valley of Thorns."
Rebecca D. Age 13

"It was very exiting and was very exiting. My favorite character is Murphy and he visits Alexa in the hotel."
Bob S. Age 9

"This is one of the best fantasies of our time. I can't wait for book two of The Land of Elyon to come out!"
LaVel M. Age 12

"I love your books. I would love for you to write a new one. And I hope you come to Soucon Valley Elementary School In Hellertown Pennsylvania."
Casey L. Age 10

"I really loved the book, I can't wait for the others to come out...it's good no matter what your age!"
Bredgett C. Age 29

"I LOVED IT! I first checked it out because I had to, but then I read the first chapter and I was glued to it from then on! I really hope that Patrick Carman does a book signing in my town!"
Sierra Age 12

"I think this book captures the real feeling of being trapped inside of a wall."
McKenzie L, 11

"I think this book was fun and had a lot of details. I hope the next book comes out soon."
Drew A. Age 11

"I thought this book was a magical adventure into a mystical world that most people could never even dream of. I'm in an older age bracket but this book is so captivating. I couldn't put it down."
Andrea R. Age 24

"This is the best book I've ever read, I wish everybody in the school could read this book."
Philip D. Age 9

"I liked the book. I wish you would write faster so I can read them even sooner. "
Meghan E. Age 12

"This book is the best! Once I started reading it I got hooked. I can't wait for the other books to come out!"
Devin C. Age 12

"This book was amazing it was very suspenseful in some parts and I can't wait to read the others Patrick writes! I saw it in my book fair and I thought it looked cool and I read it in less than one day!"
Samantha M. Age 13

"The excitement and thrills you have in every page made me feel thrilled but also fear."
Melissa K. Age 13

"It is a very passionate book. I feel like I can understand the characters lives and feelings."
Beth H. Age 11

"The book is so interesting! When I saw it in the book fair video I told my friend that was sitting next to me that I was going to get that book! I have read it three times in the past two days! I can't wait until the next book comes out! It's like, when you open the book you're really watching a movie. If your a person that is doesn't like reading, this book will get you hooked on reading forever!!!!!!!!"
Frah Age 11

"I saw this book at the book fair at my school. At first glance I saw it was a mysterious book. I love books like this and I'm sure you will too because it's amazing. It makes you feel like you are out there dodging obstacles and adoring not so nice pets. It's true!"
Danika T. Age 10

"This book was amazing. It felt like I was in the book. I cannot wait for the next book!"
Anna I. Age 10

"I loved it! Can't wait for Book 2! The characters were interesting and clever. I adore seeing "imagination" alive and prospering again! Bravo!"
Maureen

"Great book. I loved it. It had little action in the beginning but the end made up for it!"
Katie K. Age 10

"I loved this book. I've been waiting to find out when the second one comes out!"
Maxine Age 13

"I loved this book. I think it had very interesting chapters and I am eager for the next one to come out."
Christine L. Age 47

"This book was incredible. It opens a world of adventure and magic! This book was truly awesome!"
Lauren M. Age 11

"This book rocks! I read it for a class project and told my friends about the book! Now everyone wants to read it!"
Sammy H. Age 12

"I love this book. I read it for hours and I couldn't put it down!"
Amal E. Age 12

"The Dark Hills Divide keeps you on the edge of your seat and guessing the whole way through. I can't wait for book 2 Beyond the Valley of the Thorns to come out!!"
Mandy K. Age 20

"It is a really fun book, filled with a lot of adventure and mystery."
Roshina R. Age 10

"This book looks great! My school has a copy of it, and my friend has it out. I'll definitely ask her if I can take it out next!"
Haily R. Age 10

"I thought this book was amazing!!!! It was just fantastic."
Yesenia V. Age 9

"I loved your book. I can't wait till the next book comes out. I got so into it that I got in trouble for not finishing my homework!"
Austin K. Age 9

"The Land of Elyon is a suspenseful story. It has cleverness, adventure, excitement, and humor - everything a good book needs. "
Aaron A. Age 12

"I have just started to read the Dark Hills Divide and I love it already!"
Lanie B. Age 11

"Alexa Daley is adventures and the story is, enjoyable, and not complicated, to say in the least. The whole walled city establishment was pure genius."
Carson D. Age 21

"This book was amazing! I first saw the book at a Scholastic book fair and the cover is amazing! It makes you want to read it. Then my school library got it and I've read it twice in two days!"
Mason A. Age 11

"I simply adored this book! I got it because I knew that the author would be coming to my school! And boy! I could not put it down! I can't wait for the next book!"
Elaine A. Age 10

"Wow I think this book is the best one I ever read. I can't wait till your next book!"
Max L. Age 9

"To me this book is amazing. I've read the most books but haven't read a book like this."
Esther K. Age 10

"I loved this book from the second I heard about it. Now the only thing I don't like is now is that I have to wait for the second one."
Dani D. Age 12

"This book was the best book I have EVER read! I usually never read but I read the back and decided I would have to buy it! I started to read it and couldn't put it down! My mom would get mad at me because I would say that I was only going to read a chapter but I would end up reading three or four! I check all the time for the next book to come out. I can't wait to be as entertained as I have been for the last week! It is so full of excitement suspense, and adventure all at the same time! When I got to the last chapter of the book I didn't read it for a while because I didn't want it to end, honest!"
Sarah G.

"I first saw this book at a book fair at my school. When I started reading it I just couldn't put it down! I can't wait for the next one to come out!"
Kristen W

"I loved this book. I can't wait till the next comes out!"
Samantha P. Age 12

"I think that the story was great because of what happened in every part of the book. That was the best story I ever read in my whole life."
Kamiya M. Age 10

"It was such a good book that I couldn't put it down."
Naveen K. Age 10

"This is a great book. I really felt like I was in the story. Every time I go to the store I look to see if the next is out. I read a lot of books but this is my favorite."
Kristy A. Age 12

"A fantastic read. Alexa is easy to identify with seems like a normal 12-year-old. The other characters are also wonderful and full figured. As a grandmother who purchased the book to read to her grand daughter, we are both enjoying it a lot and can't wait for the next one."
Carolyn S. Age 47

"The first time I saw the Dark Hills Divide was in an advertisement. I read about the book and the characters. I felt like I had to buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Jessica S. Age 11

"This book is superb for all ages. I picked this book up by mistake at a bookstore, and when I read the first few pages I knew I had to have it. I recommend this book to anybody. It's truly a remarkable book."
Joshua W. Age 16

"I loved it! I couldn't put it down! It was an amazing book. I can't wait until the second one!"
Ryleigh W. Age 13

"This book was one of the best books that I have ever read. It keeps the reader unexpected and waiting for more. I am very anxious to read a sequel to this wonderful book."
Alexis D. Age 12

"I love the book!! I've always loved fantasy books and this is one of my favorites!!!! I would enjoy reading more!!"
Brooke G. Age 13

"I first saw The Dark Hills Divide on a shelf at one of my favorite bookstores, and as soon as I read the back, I had to buy it. It was one of the most amazing and in depth books that I have ever read. And trust me, I've read a lot. Every week now I either check online, or go to a bookstore to see if the next one has come out yet!!!!!"
Alexandra S.

"This book is AMAZING! I really feel like I'm in the story with Alexa, running down the tunnels and talking to animals."
Cassie M. Age 10

"I loved this book. I usually never read but the cover art caught me. This book was entertaining and good."
Morgan M. Age 12

"I LOVE this book! I am not much of a book reader. I rarely find books I like. But I decided to try this one. And I can't wait for the next one to come out!"
Katie H. Age 14

"This book is awesome! I could not put it down if some one forced me to.."
Mary B. Age 9

"I think The Dark Hills Divide was a perfect book for children. It has plenty of adventure and it makes you want to read more. I can't wait for the next book to come out. I couldn't even put the book down!! I ended up reading for an hour or 2 so I could finish the book."
Kathy W. Age 12

"The Dark Hills Divide was very interesting, and had very strong characters. This book also had a strong plot."
Sira M. Age 12

"I love Dark Hills Divide! I have been looking for a book to read for a while now and when I saw it I just had to get it. I can't wait for the next one."
Samantha M. Age 12

"This was one of the BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ. I could not put it down! I cannot wait for the second book!"
Ellie C.

"I was eager to read this book when I saw at our schools book fair. I work at a local elementary school and I am always looking for new reads for our kids. I read this one fast and found that I couldn't put it down. Waiting for the second one to come out!"
Chris H. Age 20

"I loved The Dark Hills Divide. The book is awesome. I read it in like a week. I hope you can top the first book with the second!"
Andrea C. Age 12

"This is possibly the best book ever written! I'm reading it for the second time. I always wonder what will happen next in this book."
Cassie M. Age 10

"I think this story is the best story I have ever read!!!"
Samantha M. Age 10

"This book was very unpredictable. You did not know what was going to happen next. I could not stop reading it once I got to the climax. I do not know if I can wait a while for Valley of The Thorns to come out."
Abby M. Age 12

"This book is really good. I recommend it because it's a short interesting read."
Signe B. Age 10

"This book was awesome!!!! While reading it I could see myself as one of the characters. I like books you can become apart of. Thanks Carman, keep writing those adventurous books."
Armani B. Age 11

"I loved The Dark Hills Divide. At first I did not think it would be as good as it is. I couldn't put the book down so I just kept reading it until I finished it. I hope you keep writing books like The Dark Hills Divide."
Taylor M. Age 9

"I really like this book because it's so adventurous and also because the main character has the same name as my little sister! I can't wait for the second book to come out."
Ichigo M. Age 13

"I'm a Harry Potter fan and I think any fan would really enjoy this book. I picked it up and found myself not able to put it down until I was done with it. I can't wait for the second book to come out. I can't believe this is Patrick's first book ever. I feel his has a real skill and an amazing insight into what it takes to make a very intriguing set of novels."
Scott R.

"I love this book. Fantasy was not my favorite, but Mr. Carman made fantasy one of my favorite books. Alexa has a great personality."
Pahoua Y. Age 12

"The Dark Hills Divide is almost the best book I've ever read and I couldn't even put this book down! I don't know how Patrick Carman writes so exhilarating, fantastic, and wonderful books! Patrick Carman ROCKS!"
Michael W. Age 10

"This book is so exciting that I did not to put the book down. It's so adventurous I didn't want to stop reading!"
Megahn S. Age 12

"This is the best book I've read since Harry Potter! I think it's amazing and perfect. Patrick, you are a great author."
Emily E. Age 11

"This book is one of those books that you cannot put down. I just had to keep reading. I cannot wait until the next one comes out!"
Megan W. Age 17

"This book was absolutely amazing. I can't wait till the next book comes out. I just felt so emotionally attached to this book. I'm a complete book freak and have read thousands of books in my time but in this book I could really picture everything that was happening. The fear Alexa felt, the happiness, the sadness. It was absolutely marvelous. When I started reading I just couldn't put it down."
Samantha R. Age 13

"I never really thought about all of the adventurous things that could happen when I started reading it. I love how it opens your mind up to every possibility. I just can't wait till the next one."
Megan J. Age 13

"This book is very exciting & it will always keep you on the edge of your seat or bed or wherever you sit!"
Jacob B. Age 11

"Patrick Carman, how can you write soooooooo well? I know this is my favorite book!!!!!"
Fiona F. Age 8

"This is one of the best books that I have ever read! Everything was so descriptive it felt like you were right in the book along with Alexa! I think everyone should read this book like a million times. Keep writing those books Patrick, so I can keep reading them!"
Renee L. Age 12

"The Dark Hills Divide was a great book. It was written perfectly. Carman captured my mind with this terrific tale of a girl my age doing adventurous things and encountering a betrayal by someone she thought was a friend. I wish I was Alexa. It would be great to be able to do all of those things."
Mackenzie J. Age 12

"I liked the way the author kind of made me feel like I was Alexa or I was just kind of there with her, kind of like she was a distant, yet close friend. I think the author did a awesome job with this book because although I have read countless books, this book still remains one of my favorites!"
Anne Age 9

"A great book! I think practically anybody would like this book. I liked how she could talk to animals. My favorite characters were Murphy and Yipes (I liked the name!)."
Claudia R. Age 9

"I think it was awesome. I want to read the whole trilogy."
Devin W. Age 11

"This is probably my favorite book that I have ever read! Patrick, I hope you do as good on the second book as you did on the first. I gave up a party in Hawaii just to read this amazing and intriguing book. I also enjoyed how the main character is around the same age most kids are. Patrick, great job."
Kagome H. Age 11

"This book is amazing! I'm a complete book freak and have read hundreds of novels. But this one is still one of my favorites. When I finished it I felt as if a part of me had disappeared, I just didn't want to let go! I wish I was an Alexa!"
Rachel F. Age 11

"I love this book. It is so good I have to get the second book. I love to read and I want the third book. I hope that there is going to be a third, forth, and so on. This has to be the best book ever because it is soooo good. I am going to get it for my friend for her birthday. She loves to read like I do. I hope she likes it like I do. If she does, I will buy her the second book too."
Stephanie. Age 10

"Wow! Bravo! This book was amazing! Full of suspense! It was the best book I ever read! Congrats to Patrick Carman! You should get a medal! I couldn't put it down. It was way better than Harry Potter. I hope there's a movie about this! Please hurry up with the next book!"
Kelsey C. Age 12

"The best book I have ever read in my life. The author has a very good imagination to write such detail and have a clear understanding of the world he's made. I look forward to reading The Land of Elyon books 2 and 3. I also hope this book is made into a film so I can see the magic all over again."
Merrill G. Age 14

"This book showed a very good plot that made me want to skip school to keep reading."
Gloria B. Age 12

"This is a great book! The good thing is, it's full of adventure and it doesn't take long at all to read. I cannot wait for the next book, and others that will probably come after. And I still can't believe that this just started out as a tale that the author told his daughters at night."
Allie K. Age 12

"It is AWESOME! I've read it about four times! I can't wait 'til he comes to Glen Rock!"
Lauren S. Age 12

"I thought this book was the best book I have ever read in my whole life. You can't put it down."
Jacqueline W. Age 11

"Wow! It was awesome. I loved it. I couldn't put it down. I can not wait till the next one comes out."
Anna S. Age 12

"This is my favorite book! I met Patrick Carman, and he is funny, nice, and a good author."
Meadow F. Age 9

"This book is truly magical. I loved it. I can't wait to read the next book. It will be another adventure I will look forward to visualizing! Patrick, good luck with your career in writing!"
Drea L. Age 12

"This book was so cool! Once I saw it at my school book fair, I wanted it. The illustrations on the first page are so cool! I can't wait to get the second one!"
John B. Age 10

"Oh My Gosh! This is the best book I have ever read! I finished it in 2 days! I even read it during a volleyball game! (during a break). I'm glad I met you at a book signing! You Rule!"
Sarah S. Age 12

"I love this book so much!! I can't wait till the 2nd and 3rd books come out!!! I will be the first to get it!!! Keep making them till you can't anymore!"
Maggie K. Age 12

"I think this book is sooo good. I loved Murphy and Yipes and Darius. Oh and also Ander. At fist I did not like Pervis but he seems to be smart. I just think this book is really good and can't wait for the second one to come out!"
Sandra R. Age 14

"The book is one of the best I've read. Just as good as Harry Potter."
Regina L. Age 13

"I usually don't like books like this, but I love this book!!!!!!!!"
Krista J. Age 10

"I loved the book so much, that I gave up a sleepover night just to read it."
Megan R. Age 10

"This is the best book I have ever read. I cannot wait for the second book to come out! But when it does I will be the first in line to buy it (for real). Patrick, I hope you do a great job as you did on the first one. Good luck!!!!!!"
Eduardo P. Age 13

"This is the best book I have ever read. I can't wait until the second book comes out. I'm so into this book that I'm doing a book report on it! I met the author, Patrick Carman, and he is very nice, he's not like other authors, he's not a stuck-up author! When I met him he said that I looked like Alexa! I think that this book is so good, they should make it a movie!"
Alexis J. Age 12

"I thought this book was great. It's the kind of book that once you start you won't want to put down. It is slightly confusing and if you get confused just keep reading. It will all make sense. I'm looking forward to the next book Beyond the Valley of Thorns!"
Jackie W. Age 11

"The Land of Elyon is AWESOME!! I just couldn't put it down... Hello February Book Report Book!!"
Allie K. Age 12

"The book is one of the best I've read. Just as good as Harry Potter."
Suzy A. Age 9

"I love this book. It is the best. I love this book this much: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000."
Kaiti H. Age 11

"I found this great book by accident and now I just wanna keep going. This book just caught my attention. I read it in about 4 days and every night till 1am. It was so intriguing! Wow!!!"
Jasmin S. Age 12

"It's a brilliant book."
David M. Age 13

"It's a great book"
Kaylee T. Age 11

"This is one of the best books I've ever read. The author makes you feel what Alexa is feeling. The twists and turns just keep coming with every page. I absolutely recommend this book! It's amazing. I can't wait for the next book!!"
Jodee N. Age 12

"I was one of the best books I've ever read. I can't wait to read the next book."
Tayler C. Age 12

"IT IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE READ."
Star. Age 10

"I thought this book was awesome and that made me want to keep on reading it. It was a really cool book but I didn't like when she couldn't talk to animals anymore but other than that it was a really good book."
Isaac S. Age 12

"IT IS COOL."
Levi L. Age 7

"I thought it was great...It kept me wanting to read all day!"
Malinda K. Age 13

"I hooked onto this book from the very beginning!! I can't wait for the next one!! My friends love it too!"
Keri D. Age 12

"It was sooo awesome. Every night before I went to bed I read till I fell asleep and didn't know it. It left me with suspense."
Sara A. Age 14

"I absolutely love it! And I'm happy that Darius reunited with his family."
Nikki G. Age 12

"I really liked it! I couldn't put it down. I would read day and night!"
Valerie K. Age 14

"I thought the book was really amazing. I'm never really into books but this one was an exception!!!!"
Nya M. Age 14

"I saw this book at my book fair and I couldn't wait to read it. This book was the best book I ever read."
Megan V. Age 12

"I think it was one of the greatest and most exiting books I've ever read."
Brad R. Age 12

"Oh my gosh! I don't think I have ever read such a good book!"
Zoe D. Age 10

"I love this book!"
Karina V. Age 17

"I loved it!!!!!!"
Cami W. Age 12

"It was one of my favorite books. It sucked me in. Thank you Patrick
Carman!!!!!"
Bryan Z. Age 11

"I really enjoyed this book and can't wait 'till the next comes out!"
Emily S. Age 13

"I think it is great."
Brittany B. Age 8

"I love this book. It is very magical. It is one of my favorites. I love the squirrel."
Karen B. Age 11

"This is a really great book! I rated it 10 but the average was 7. What's up with that?! It really is a great book, and I would recommend it to anyone! Can't wait for the second book."
Robyn B. Age 13

"THE LAND OF ELYON IS MY FAVORITE BOOK. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THE VALLEY OF THORNS."
Nicole L. Age 10

"My review is I think this book should get a score of 10 because it was so awesome and mysterious in many different ways."
Andria M. Age 10

"I saw this book at my school's book fair and immediately had to buy it, after reading the first page I knew it was going to be and outstanding story!!!"
Maria P. Age 13

"I love this book so much I just can't wait for the second book! I hope it comes out soon! The characters are awesome and the book makes you really think that you are in the story as a character!"
Esther H. Age 12

"I love this book so much. When I'm reading it I just can't put it down. It feels like if I was in the story cause you can just feel every little detail. Thanks for writing this book Patrick Carman!"
Andie L. Age 13

"I loved this book. I could not put it down."
Kricket H. Age 11

"Probably the best book I've read! Often times I read till midnight! I was reading so constantly, it took me less than a week to read. It was full of mystery and adventure. I can't wait for the next book. THANK YOU PATRICK CARMAN!"
Adam W. Age 10

"My bro picked this book up the other day and I decided to see what it was all about. After that I couldn't put it down until I finished. Patrick Carman really makes you see the whole Land of Elyon like you're actually there!"
Logan C. Age 14

"This is the best book that I have ever read. I could not put it down. I recommend that anyone who likes to read should read this book. It is interesting to see how the story unfolds, although my favorite character is Murphy, but I got worried when he was hurt by Sam and Pepper. It is unbelievable how great this story is. I would like to congratulate Patrick Carman on this MAGNIFICENT book. Also he can be sure that I will get the next one. I can hardly wait!"
Clint J. Age 12

"When I got in to it I loved it so much I wanted to read more and more. Anybody who likes intense and surprising books should read it. I really like the tunnel and Alexa talking to animals. Thanks Mr. Carman."
Frankie F. Age 11

"This book is one of the greatest books I've ever read. Alexa is an amazing character. My favorite characters are Alexa and Murphy because Murphy makes the whole story sort of hilarious. I like Alexa because she is a person who loves to solve mysteries (what was beyond the wall). I love this book! I'd give this book 100."
Kherishma S. Age 10

"This book kept me from leaving my desk at school because it was awesome and whoever starts to read this book will love it so much. Thank you Patrick Carman for writing a book that I actually liked. I say if I could have chosen reading that book or Bone, I would pick yours. Thanks again for making the book, and when I finished the book I saw a preview of book 2 and I really want all the books to be in my room of The Land of Elyon series."
Dakota H. Age 10

"I couldn't put the book down I just keep on reading late into the night. I finished in one night that's how good it was. I can't wait for the next one in the series."
Nicole L. Age 15

"This is the best book I have ever read. I could read it forever."
Jennifer B. Age 11

"I thought it was great. It was one of the best books I've ever read. I can't wait until the next book comes out! I think everybody should read this book and I want to read the next one! Mr. Carman did a really good job of writing this book. I think Mr. Carman should write 15 more books! As you can see, I love this book!"
Mac B. Age 9

"I loved the Dark Hills Divide. It is a great book. I can't wait for the next book, Beyond the Valley of Thorns. Patrick Carman is amazing. I just loved it."
Christopher S. Age 12

"I loved this book!!! I read it so much, I got in trouble but it was totally worth it! Since I talk about how good it is, my friends now want to read it!"
Annie F. Age 10

"I loved it, AWESOME, and I couldn't put it down. I finished it in one day!!!!!!!!"
James D. Age 12

"I have just finished your book The Dark Hills Divide and I loved it! Ever since the first chapter I was hooked by your great details. I really felt like I was there! I can not wait for the next one to come out. For the people considering reading this book, stop thinking about it and pick it up!"
Abby N. Age 13

"I think this book is really GREAT!"
Genevieve, Age 9

"It's the best book ever."
Angela B. Age 11

"It was so awesome! I couldn't put it down! I felt really sorry for Alexa since she can't talk to animals anymore but at least she still has Yipes. I can't wait for the next book!!!!"
Jessica O. Age 12

"I think this is a great book with excitement around every corner. It's like you're actually in the book when you read it."
Patrick. Age 10

"I absolutely LOVED this book. I have read many books this year but this was the best! It started out kind of slow but then I didn't want to put it down! I can't wait till the next one comes out!"
Ashley S. Age 13

"This was an awesome book. I can not wait for the next book to come out."
Dakota H. Age 10

"The Dark Hills Divide was a really awesome book I read it in like an hour and a half. I would definitely recommend this book to other kids."
Melody W. Age 10

"I loved this book it was great. It is one of the best I read. I can't wait to read the next book. Will you make a third?"
Krista A. Age 16

"I thought that this book was full of enchantment and wonder. If you are looking for a good book, this is the book for you to read."
Laura B. Age 10

"I loved this book! I couldn't stop reading it! I loved Darius but thought it was sad that he was separated from his family. Everyone should read this book and eagerly await the second one."
Karin H. Age 13

"This book is awesome! Mr. Carman really makes you see Bridewell along with the Land of Elyon. Your eyes stay glued to the page and you catch every little detail! This is a great adventure that kids of all ages would love to read! I really don't know how Carman does it!"
Mikaela M., 10

"This book shows how a small person can do the unthinkable!!!! Like the other kids who rated this book, if I could rate this book higher I would. Oh, and ya kneed to hurry up with the next book-I'm gettin' anxious!!! Thanks for an awesome book!!"
Alyse N. Age 11

"This book is very exciting. My heart started pounding each chapter. Don't stop at the beginning because it has a great end!"
Dustin E. Age 10

"It is awesome! Really cool! I don't know how you do it! After reading this book it makes me want to be an author! You Rock!"
Shelbi K. Age 11

"I loved this book so much my parents had to tell me to put it down."
Keith S. Age 10

"I loved this book!!! I thought it was amazing for an author to think it up in his head as a story for his daughters. Can't wait until #2 & #3!"
Scotty N. Age 10

"I can't wait for the second one! The first one had twists and turns and keeps you hooked!!"
Tori J. Age 10

"I loved it."
Matthew B. Age 13

"When I picked up this book I couldn't put it down!! Filled with fantasy and fun that will surely get your imagination racing!! If I could rate it more than a ten I would rate it a trillion!!"
Katie S. Age 9

"One of the best books I've ever read! If you like action, adventure, and a mystery, you would LOVE this book! I know I did!"
Nora Z. Age 11

"I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!! The characters were so cool and the book is so exciting!!!!"
Dayna M. Age 11

"All I have to say is this book is one of the greatest books I have ever read. I hope the next books are as good as the first or maybe even better. All I'm saying is this book ROCKS and I don't say this about a lot of books I read."
Sasha S. Age 14

"I thought this was the best book that I have ever read. This is a book of great adventure and mystery. A wonderful book for people of all ages, I think! I can't wait to read the second book."
Cole B. Age 12

"Wow! Awesome book!"
Vivian Z. Age 12

"I love this book! It is GRAND!"
Scotty N. Age 10

"I loved the book!"
Nicole T. Age 10

"I couldn't explain how much I liked this book in words!!!!!!"
Morgan S. Age 10

"I like the way Patrick Carman writes his stories. He makes them so you can't put the book down!"
Makayla M. Age 10

"I loved the book! Can't wait for the 2nd one. I'm gonna get every book!"
Haylee M. Age 12

"It was great!"
Dakota B. Age 9

"This was a marvelous book! I finished it in two hours (on my week off). You simply cannot put it down. I thought it was sad that Sam and Pepper were bad. Beware, this book gives clues that a person who is not bad is bad! It is a great book!"
Alexis B. Age 7

"This is a wonderful book that gives you an adventure that feels real. This book is for all kids who love to read, and if you don't, this is a great way to get started."
Hannah N. Age 12

"I think that this book is awesome. A lot of people in my class are reading this book. I think Patrick Carman is really nice. I met him at Barnes and Noble."
Sarah C. Age 10

"An excellent book. If I could rate it more than ten I would; two thumbs up, baby!!"
Kelvin S. Age 13

"This is an amazing fantasy story! If you enjoy Harry Potter, you will love this, too! When I learned who Sebastian was, my heart was pounding SOOO fast! I hope you enjoy reading it!"
Spencer F. Age 12

"A real hooking book. I give it a 1 centillion (1 with 303 0s). Release the next one soon!!!!"
Ryan L. Age 10

"This is one of the best books that I have ever read, and that's saying something! When does the next one come out?"
Kolbie A. Age 12

Answer: September 2005!

"I loved the book!!! I can't wait for the second one to come out!"
Jaclyn C. Age 12

"This book is so AWESOME. I would read it during the night and get in trouble for staying up too late. If you like action and adventure this is a great book for you. I can't wait for the others because I know they will be awesome like the first one. You are doing a great job Patrick."
Erin M. Age 11

"I think this book is a good exciting book to read."
Maranda M. Age 9

"I love your book it is the best I can't wait until the next ones come out. He came to my school and I got my book signed."
Jane P. Age 10

"This was a wonderful book! I could not put it down! I basically read straight through it! This book is full of excitement and mystery! I definitely cannot wait to read the other two! I would definitely recommend this book to everyone who well... likes books!"
Ally. Age 11

"This was a wonderful book! I love all the excitement. I am SO excited about the next book coming out!"
Alexa R. Age 12

"I like it. I think the book is very interesting to read."
Rexii. Age 11

"This book is amazing!"
Osamu M., 10

"I thought it was great."
Lauren W. Age 5

"This book is so good! One of my very favorites! MUCH, MUCH better than Harry Potter."
Chelsey G. Age 12

"Great!!!!!!!!! The Best!"
Joe P. Age 10

"This book rocks. Patrick Carman even signed my book. I can't wait for the 2nd book."
Marley M. Age 11

"I enjoyed this book very much. This book took me into this imaginary world where Alexa lives which makes me want to read it everyday. I can't wait for the next book to be released. Patrick Carman is a very good author for those who like fantasy books with a junior age feel."
Dennis S. Age 12

"I love this book. You've got to make more!"
Sarah M. Age 12

"Greatest book I ever read. Amazing characters."
Christina N. Age 12

"I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice read. The mystery was fun to try and solve."
Ellen A. Age 12

"I liked this book a lot. I would recommend reading this book if you haven't already. This book is one of my favorite books and if you like fantasy books that have a lot of adventure in them, you've found the book that needs to be read so READ IT!"
Dylan B. Age 11

"This is an AMAZING book! It should be made into a movie! I can't wait to read the 2nd book! Go Patrick Carman!"
Ashley S. Age 10

"This book was so amazing I couldn't stop reading it. Mr. Carman came to my school and signed my book. Thank you Patrick."
Sarah C. Age 10

"This book was awesome! I couldn't keep my nose out of it! During school reading time - The Land of Elyon; during free time - The Land of Elyon; and so on. My friends said it was unhealthy, but who cares? Anyway I wish there more than 3 books. Oh well, I'll just read it over and over along with the other 2. Can't wait, Pat."
Jeremy G. Age 10

"The Dark Hills Divide is an awesome, compelling, and yet engaging story. It keeps you thirsty for more all the time! It is full of adventures and action. If you enjoy great, well written books, read The Dark Hills Divide!"
Katie N. Age 11

"I love a good fantasy book. I haven't finished it, I'm about on chapter 7, but I savor every word. I see Patrick likes the word "ominously". Being a writer myself, I would love to someday meet him. I love the book so far, and look forward to owning each book. :) "
Trista O. Age 16

"This book is Awesome!! It is really interesting to read and discover to mysteries along with Alexa and her friends."
Drew H. Age 11

"I LOOOVVEED it! I really, really, really loved it! I can't wait for the next one to come out! I haven't read many fantasy books, but this is by far my favorite. And, I know you will love it too. Plus, I got an autographed copy because Mr. Carman came and did a book signing in my town. I hope you'll read this, because you are SO missing out if you don't!!!"
Amy S. Age 10

"This is by far the best book I have ever read. I could keep reading it for the rest of my life!"
Chessa H. Age 10

"I really like The Dark Hills Divide because it is just so exciting. It had me guessing what will happen next. When Patrick Carman publishes his next book I definitely plan on purchasing it!"
Jennifer F. Age 10

"This book was great it kept me turning pages I read it until 12 every night just waiting to see what would happen next."
Olivia B. Age 13

"The book was intriguing and I wanted to read more after every chapter!!"
Sarah G. Age 10

"I felt that Patrick Carman did wonderful job on this book. I have gotten all my friends' attention with this book. My friends keep asking me "can I borrow this book?""
Jeff R. Age 12

"THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ!!! I wonder when book 2 is coming out? I hope soon."
April R. Age 10

"I love this book so much that I wish I had 100 books of the same book!"
Marmar T. Age 9

"Oh my gosh!!!! It was the best book I have ever read!!!"
Jamie A. Age 11

"This was one of the best books I've ever read! It kept me hooked through the whole thing! I couldn't put it down! This was definitely one of the best books I've ever read!"
Cassidy H. Age 10

"I think that this book is a must-read for fiction freaks everywhere."
Allison B. Age 11

"I love the book so much. A lot of detail. Also I love the front cover."
Stephanie L. Age 9

"I like the book a lot and I can hardly wait till the next book."
Joseph H. Age 10

"I LOVE it. It's so good. I like the story and how it goes."
Stephanie Z. Age 9

"I would give it 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. I love this book. I've read that book 14 times."
Brad J. Age 10

"I love adventurous books, but not confusing ones. And that is why I was glued to the pages!"
Andrea B. Age 12

"This book is awesome. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait until the 2nd book comes out."
Jake M. Age 10

"I thought it was cool."
Steffanie W. Age 14

"This is the best book I've read. The book was so addicting I couldn't stop. When I finished the book I knew I had to go on the website and find the codes of the Jocastas and I found them all in 2 hours."
Samudra T. Age 11

"VERY good book. I put a book cover on it so I won't ruin the pretty book cover."
Tao-Tao L. Age 10

"This book is beyond amazing...I wish I had Patrick Carman's autograph."
Alex C. Age 10

"That book was the best book I have ever read. I think that everyone should read it. I can't wait until the next book comes out. I love this book. I am going to read it again and again! Keep it up Patrick Carman!"
Brenna G. Age 8

"It was cool. I give it a 100 out of 10."
Alex A. Age 9

"I think this exciting book should be seen at the movies."
Sayuri L. Age 10

"A beautifully engaging story, which keeps you longing for more! I couldn't put it down!"
Ryan S. Age 24

"It's the best book ever, way better than Harry Potter!"
Laney S. Age 10

"It was amazing and thrilling. I could not move from it. When will book 2 release? I can't wait!"
Rashant R. Age 11

"Your book is the coolest book ever."
Kevin V. Age 11

"I like this book because it's full of fantasy and adventure. I think the author gives a lot of description."
Jackie E. Age 12

"I really love it."
James B. Age 10

"This is one of the best books I read. The best part was when Yipes comes to save Alexa."
Stephanie H. Age 13

"THE DARK HILLS DIVIDE WAS FANTASTIC!!! PATRICK CARMAN IS A GENIUS MASTERMIND!!!"
Evan L. Age 10

"I think this book was interesting."
Jillian S. Age 10

"It is awesome. I loved it."
Grant K. Age 11

"This book is awesome. Patrick Carman had great character development... they seemed like real people."
John O. Age 11

"Best book I've ever read."
Jessalyn B. Age 11

"I think this book is the greatest!"
Carmen. Age 13

"I love this book so much. I can't wait to read the next one! It was so exciting and kept you guessing!"
Lindsay E. Age 12

"I thought the book was really good. I would try to put it down to do something but I just kept reading. I liked it so much I even read the epilogue."
Taylor S. Age 11

"It is my favorite book ever."
Austin S. Age 8

"I found this book enchanting. Every time I had to put it down I would find myself wondering what would happen next in Alexa's life instead of doing my schoolwork."

Sarah V. Age 12

"The book was cool. I liked the book because of Pervis the guard."
Osvaldo Z. Age 11

"Better than Harry Potter."
Lily N. Age 10

"That is the best book I have ever read. It is a combination of adventure, fantasy, and the power of true friendship."
Deanna G. Age 12

"I think this is a great book and I am going to keep it forever and ever."
Madlen L. Age 8

"Wow. I thought other books were my favorite but I love love love love this one. It has inspired me to continue my novel! It's the best book and will be the best series!!!"
Karissa D. Age 14

"This book has great illustrations and it is perfect for middle school kids."
Jessica F. Age 12

"This was a great book with a lot of mystery and adventure."
Duke S. Age 15

"An awesome, gripping and compelling story that's inspiring and exciting at the same time. I loved it!!! Thank you Patrick Carman!!!"
Maddie S. Age 14

"I had just started reading when I realized that I could never put it down. I love The Land of Elyon Book 1: The Dark Hills Divide."
Alexa D. Age 12

"This book was the most exciting book I have ever read."
Kaley G. Age 13

"This is one of my favorite books ever!!! I hope the 2nd one comes out very soon!!!"
Jenny F. Age 13

"This is one of the best books I've ever read. It was just full of fantasy and mystery. I just couldn't stop reading this book! I would recommend this book to anyone of age!"
Cole B. Age 12

"I just finished reading this book and it is great! Patrick Carman really made a great plot and I enjoyed it. The one criticism I have about this book is that it is written in a more adult voice than the kid who was supposed to write it .I can't wait for the rest of the series to come out. This is my all time favorite!!!!"
Adanma R. Age 10

"One of the best books I've ever read. I can't wait for the other books to come out."
Adam D. Age 10

"You made the best book ever. Wow!!!!!!! I sure want to buy one."
Samantha C. Age 9

"This was a very good book. I loved it! The author is great and he has a good sense of humor!!"
Sara B. Age 13

"It was an excellent book about imagination, which was something that drew me to the book."
Faith W. Age 13

"I think it is the best book I have ever read. I don't think you could find a more adventurous and exciting book if you tried. I couldn't put it down!"
Kristin C. Age 12

"I love this book. The Land of Elyon is magical and mysterious. What more could a 10-year-old boy like me want?"
Coleman S. Age 10

"This is one of the best books I ever read. It was so enchanting and mysterious. I love it almost as much as Chinese Cinderella and Anne of Green Gables. I consider it a part of me."
Allie G. Age 10

"The Dark Hills Divide was excellent. I really can't wait for the next 2 books to come out. I definitely think this book is up there with Redwall and other great reads."
Sicily M. Age 11

"This book has a lot of big words that make me feel smart for knowing them."
Chelsea W. Age 11

"I love The Dark Hills Divide. This is my 3rd time reading it!"
Krystal S. Age 10

"This book was great. I just can't wait for the second one to come out."
Cory J. Age 11

"I thought it was great. I can't wait until the next book comes out."
Kevin H. Age 11

"I love this book. It's one of the best books I've ever read. I can't wait for the next books to come out!"
Jennifer Z. Age 13

"It was great."
Mim S. Age 8

"Patrick did an excellent job with the story, brilliant story telling, and unique. Plus, what makes it better is knowing that it started off as a bedtime story for his daughters, I can't wait for the second installment."
Shayne B. Age 18

"The Dark Hills Divide is a fun and adventurous book. I can't wait for the next installment in the series."
Caleb F. Age 15

"Great and very imaginative words!"
Caitlin C. Age 11

"Excellent."
Mo F. Age 10

"I wanted this book from a book fair and it was sold out! I reserved a copy and I just got it today. I've also finished it today! So, so, so much suspense! Awesome, page-turning, roller coaster adventure!!"
Ahsan M. Age 10

"I loved this book! It was one of my favorite books in the world! I've read it so many times!"
Cassidy H. Age 10

"It is a very good story."
Carolyn P. Age 19

Patrick Carman did a great job writing this story. I'll give it a 10000000000000000000000 because that's how good it was. BRAVO PATRICK!!!!!!!!!!"
Jennifer R. Age 11

"The Dark Hills Divide was one of the best books I've ever read! It was full of all the things I love in a book. All the suspense was there so I couldn't help but read the next page. I can't wait until the other books of the Land of Elyon series come out!"
Tracy M. Age 11

"I love this book. The Land of Elyon is magical and mysterious. What more could a 10-year-old boy like me want?"
Coleman S. Age 10

"I think this book was great! Especially when Alexa gets the key out of the locket! That part is exiting."
Sophia R.A. Age 10

"Patrick, you are a genius. You filled my week with joy and wonder. I can't wait for the next installment, and I hope you won't stop writing fantasy books. I wish my dad had made stories for me."
Christopher R. Age 14

"Man, I loved, loved, LOVED this book!"
Emily S. Age 11

"This book is great if you like mystery and fantasy at the same time. THIS BOOK ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Megan O. Age 10

"I love this book. It is so interesting. So maybe it can be better, but I think it is good."
Jessica S. Age 13

"THIS WAS A VERY GOOD BOOK. I HOPE THEY MAKE ANOTHER BOOK."
Michaela S. Age 11

"I love the book so far. I didn't finish it yet, but I'm working on it! I can't wait for book two! It's so exciting and adventurous! GOOD LUCK WITH THE OTHER BOOKS PATRICK!"
Lindsey C. Age 9

"It's a really good book."
Carlie M. Age 9

"The book was really great. I really loved it. I can't wait to read the next one."
Marlene G. Age 11

"The book was a bit slow at first, but I gave it a chance, and it turned out to have a very tense, exciting ending. I can't wait for the second book to come out!"
Angeline W. Age 15

"I HAVE NOT READ IT ALL BUT I LIKE IT SO FAR."
Alexis C. Age 9

"I loved it. Of course I'm a fantasy person. I can't wait for #2."
Cindy W. Age 10

"I thought that this book should be rated a 10 instead of a 7. I hope that the 2nd book is even better."
Faith C. Age 9

"It is the best book I have ever read."
Julianne N. Age 10

"The Dark Hills Divide is a combination of fantasy, thrills, and immense suspense. If rating should take place for this fantastic book, it deserves a ten. Patrick Carman is truly a master of the art of writing. This book is truly enjoyable."
Bianca K. Age 10

"Man this book is awesome. I just loved reading it over and over again!"
Jordan L. Age 10

"I think this book is awesome! I should know because I read tons of books. Also I can't wait till Beyond the Valley of Thorns!!!!!!"
Elizabeth A. Age 13

"I loved this book. It was full of mystery and suspense to the very end!!!"
Daria P. Age 11

"The Book Was Great! So adventurous and thrilling. Patrick Carman is a great author. I knew right away that this book was going to be a hit!"
Coleman S. Age 10

"This book was very good. I read it because I went to school with Pat and wanted to see what kind of hidden talent he had! My ten-year-old daughter really likes it too. I have a copy of the first paperback publication and am going to buy the hardcover version."
Stephanie B. Age 38

"I think this book was real good. I thought it was a real fun adventure, there was real suspense. The characters made me feel like they were sitting right next to me. The description of The Land of Elyon was so good. I felt myself crawling out of the tunnel hole outside of the wall just like Alexa. I can't wait to read the second and third book in the series."
Rosie. Age 12

"I really loved it and am thirsty for more! I am a teacher and found it to be very well written."
Ms. T. Age 46

"I really like this book! I picked it up from the school library, and read it in about 4 hours. It was a great read, and even though I'm a little old, I can't wait for the next one."
Chris S. Age 16

"Great book; awesome; highly recommend it!:)"
Chris Y. Age 12

"I think it's a really good adventure storybook. I REALLY LIKE IT."
Tabitha. Age 14

"I think this book is great if you like fairytales! I rated 9 because it might be hard to read if you are 6-7. I can't wait to read it!"
Rachel M. Age 10

"This is like the best book!! I loved it.I've read it like 2 times already."
Vicky C. Age 11

"I really loved the book. It took my imagination to a whole new level! I can't wait Patrick!"
Ryan C. Age 12

"I REALLY, REALLY love this book! I've read so many other books but this is the best I've read yet!"
Emily J. Age 8

"I love this book. It's one of the best books I have read. So I just wanted to say thank you for making this wonderful book. So thank you, so much!!!!!!!!!"
Sammy K. Age 11

"This book was by far one of the best I've ever read! I loved the characters, mystery, and most of all the adventure! I can't wait to read the next two!"
Sara W. Age 12

"This book kept me hooked all the way through."
Rob S. Age 11

"I really love this book! I usually find most books are not really interesting but this one had me up all night. It took me 5 hours to read, I was so fascinated in the characters and plot! I'll SOOO read the next one!"
Laryn C. Age 10

"This book is just downright awesome. I've already recommended it to five of my friends. Hurry up with the rest of them please Mr. Carman!"
Forrest C. Age 13

"Well I just can't put it in words how good this book is. I've read it a few times and it never seems to get dull. So all I have to say is I'm rooting you all the way Pat!"
Houston S. Age 12

"I loved the book dearly and I can't wait until the next one comes out. It is one of the best series ever made. It made me want to go to strange and intriguing places."
Samantha F. Age 13

"This book is so great. Its amazing how good random people turn out to be writers. If I could rate this wonderful can't take your eyes off book I'd give it a 10!!!!!!!!!"
Angelina C. Age 12

"This was one of the best books I've read in a while! I can't wait to read the second book!"
Kate B. Age 13

"It is an exiting book full of adventure, but that's how I like it."
Elizabeth E. Age 10

"I adored this book. I can't wait for the next book. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!"
George L. Age 35

"I ABSOLUTLY loved the book. It was full of adventure and I just wanted to stay up until I read the whole thing. It was awesome. And I can't wait for the second book to come out. It only took me not even a day to read it."
Amanda K. Age 13

"It was one of the best books I've ever read! I CAN'T BELIEVE THERE'S ONLY GOING TO BE THREE BOOKS!!!!!!!"
Georgia D. Age 9

"I really love your book. I think it is one of the best books in the world because I was the first one to read it out of my library."
Marissa H. Age 10

"I very much enjoyed this book and the adventures that Alexa went on."
Duke S. Age 15

"I'm loving this book! It's so exiting."
TraeAnn P. Age 10

"The book is a mystery and an adventure that made me keep reading and reading. It was good from beginning to end. I'd say that it takes a wonderful imagination and the skills of a writer to write a book this good."
Zoey C. Age 11

"I think you rock at writing. Dude you so rock."
Ruth N. Age 10

"I LOVE this book! I never read a better one! I cannot wait for the next!"
Kelly K. Age 11

"This book rocks!! It keeps off your seat, and you want to read more and more!!!!!"
Dana M. Age 12

"I like the book. It has so much adventure and keeps you wondering what will happen next! I think I'm going to pick up a copy!"
Nicole C. Age 12

"It was great!"
Taylor B. Age 11

"It is one of the most exiting books except for the Lord of the Rings trilogy."
Taysha C. Age 11

"I liked the book. It was very interesting and I would read it again, but if I could change one thing I would change that the conversation needs to slow down and the book needs less conversation. THE BOOK WAS GREAT, the best I read in a long time."
Nick H. Age 12

"Outstanding. I was test reading it for my 8 year old (I think she's a little young yet, but will purchase to hang on to for her). I loved it. Can't wait for more. Good movie stuff. Missed the signing in our hometown due to sick kids. Is it possible to do a return signing? Thanks for your imagination."
Jillice B. Age 40

"I enjoyed reading this book! It was great. I used to stay up ALL night! I will tell this to everyone: READ IT!"
Maria G. Age 9

"I loved this book!!!!"
Julia S. Age 9

"One of the best books ever made. It shows what you can do with just a little imagination and a lot of heart."
Alyse N. Age 11

"This book changed my life."
Logan D. Age 10

"This was the best book I have ever read this whole year. Thank you so much and I am looking forward to the next book."
Kinsey D. Age 13

"I loved this book! It's a great mystery for people who like mysteries and people who don't! I was sad that it ended! I can't wait for the second installment! I would recommend this to anyone and everyone!"
Dylan B. Age 11

"I think for the most part it was good. I tried to stay up late and read it."
Oriannat. Age 12

"I THINK THE BOOK IS GREAT."
Kim Age 9

"I think this is the BEST book. I just can't wait until the next one. I'm thinking of collecting them."
Gaby O. Age 10

"This was a really interesting book because it kept you guessing and was never boring."
S.T. Age 12

"From what I've read of it I think it's awesome. I really like Alexa's character."
Charlotte D. Age 11

"I enjoyed reading the book! I wanted to stay up all night to read it. You can hardly tell how much you're reading until you figure you read 5 chapters!"
Sarah Z. Age 11

"Pat is my uncle and I never knew he had so much talent in him! His book is the BEST! Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down! It seemed like it never ended! One out of ten I'd give it 10 and I am really glad he's my uncle."
Kasey W. Age 10

"I absolutely LOVED the book. I'd have to say it is the best book I've ever read, and trust me I've read a lot of books. Once I got to the last 10-12 chapters I just couldn't set the book down. The book had a lot of suspense, which made it amazing, and I was mad when I had to stop reading. I will definitely give this book a 10. I can't wait until the next one comes out. The summary in the back of the book sounds very intriguing."
Briahna H. Age 13

"I thought this was a really good book! I really like the part when she first finds the doorway out of the walls. I just thought it was a great book. Period."
Emery B. Age 10

"I am reading this book aloud to my fifth grade students. Patrick Carman, the author, came to visit our school and gave an entertaining presentation. When we got back to the classroom my students couldn't wait to read another chapter. We are almost half way through and it gets more and more exciting by the minute. I can't wait to find out what happens next and I'm anticipating the release of book II."
Amanda B. Age 25

"I think this book is a perfect combination of fantasy, friendship, loyalty, and courage... it's awesomely good"
Koren L. Age 15

"We loved your book. I bought it for my 6-year-old daughter that met you in Longfellow in Washington state and read it to her. We look forward to the next."
Allison and Ashley B. Age 6

"I REALLY LIKE THE BOOK SO FAR."
Olivia B. Age 7

"This was a great pick-up book for me; it isn't just for kids, and the plot twists and turns like any good story (in my opinion) should. Can't wait for the next one!"
Johanna R. Age 31

"It is excellent. I'm 1/2 way through and it has only been 3 days. Please write more Land of Elyon books. I love these kinds of stories. I have to go and finish this book!! I can't put it down. You rock Carman!"
Lauren B. Age 13

"As I started reading this new story by Patrick Carman I expected action right from the beginning. However, I found that it started a little slow. By the time I was a few chapters into the book I realized that the first couple of chapters is very important in order to understand the entire story. Overall this is a very enjoyable book. Once you get into the story you will find the characters interesting. I was anticipating the conclusion and can't wait until the next book in this series is published so I can continue the Alexa's adventures."
Sharon B. Age 11

"I like how Alexa can talk to animals. I like the Jocasta stones, they are cool!!!!"
Sunnygurl M. Age 12

"This book is an amazing read. I was astounded at how creative the author was. Who else could come up with so many different twists and turns? The story flows wonderfully and I can't wait for the next to installments. HURRY UP I CAN'T WAIT!"
Hannah M. Age 13

"I loved it, it brings you into a whole other place, it gets your imagination going, gets you thinking that maybe there is a Bridewell out there, and they don't know about our world."
Riley W. Age 11

"This book is no doubt the best book I've ever read. I enjoyed it so much. I can't wait for #2."
Bailey C. Age 13

"I think that The Dark Hills Divide is a book that you won't want to put down. You will love its characters and the way it draws you in. I can't wait for the second and third one to come out."
Abigail E. Age 10

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