Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Rule of Won by Stefan Petrucha

Title: The Rule of Won
Author: Stefan Petrucha
Pages: 227
Rating: 4/5

Summary (from author website): 
The secret of The Rule of Won is simple, yet its power has been suppressed for generations. The universe is one of infinite abundance—ask, and you shall receive. Umm, yeah right. Meet Caleb Dunne, slacker extraordinaire. Caleb prefers to glide through life with the minimal amount of effort, so he isn't too jazzed when his overachieving girlfriend, Vicky, convinces him to join a new school club based on a controversial book, The Rule of Won. Slackers don't join school clubs, do they? As The Rule gains popularity, though, the club members start to gain power within the school. From dark posts on the club's online message board to all-out threats in the hallways, it becomes apparent that the group is getting out of control. For slacker Caleb, though, the only thing worse than doing something is not doing something.

Review: This book made me think. And to be honest, not many books can do that. I kept trying to figure out the puzzle. Could this actually work? Could I just picture something to make it happen? Stefan Petrucha makes you delve deep into the inner workings of our world and makes you ask, "What is my full potential?" With hidden clues and brainwashed teens, The Rule of Won takes an average high school and flips it upside down.

What really made this book hit home for me, was that around page 100, I was trying to imanifest things for myself. I would be reading and then just think, "Hey, I'd really like to get an A on my French exam. If I wish hard enough, I won't have to study!" Yeah. Crazy right. I actually was getting sucked into the ideas in the book. I still have no idea if it is true or not.

So seriously, I'm still shaken up a bit by the ideas presented in The Rule of Won, but I don't regret reading it at all. Actually, I loved it! There could have been a little bit more action, but other than that, this book was solid. It makes you think, which is the best thing a book can do. I highly highly recommend it to high school students. Anyone younger might not be able to grasp it as well.

Look for my interview with Stefan, coming tomorrow (:


Liviania said...

This sounds really cool. I'll stick to the rule of doing my homework though.

Hope. said...

This books sounds really good. . . I have it sitting here somewhere, maybe I'll start to read this one! :]

Laina said...

Looks like a lot of people got this... I'm so jealous. :P

Emily said...

Liviania, ha that might be a good idea (:

Hope, you seriously should read it! it is reallly good

Laina, i think its out in bookstores!

Merissa said...

That's sounds interesting! I think I'm going to add it to my long to-be-read list.