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*Buggy Crenshaw and the Deadwood Principle: Evolution* by R.M. Wilburn- young readers book review
Also by R.M. Wilburn:

Buggy Crenshaw and the Bungler's Paradox
Buggy Crenshaw and the Deadwood Principle: Evolution
by R.M. Wilburn
Ages 9-12 332 pages Gabby Cat Publishing May 2008 Paperback    

Buggy Crenshaw is back and ready to save the world – again. We were first introduced to the magical world of Lloyd’s Hollow in Buggy Crenshaw and The Bungler’s Paradox, where Buggy and her friends Sid and Veronica were thrust into a battle against the Darkest Evil. Their powers may not be fully developed or understood, but these three young heroes have courage, heart and cunning to spare.

Exhausted from their first grand adventure, the three barely get a night’s sleep before they are called into action again. Brothers and scientists Cedar and Cypress Deadwood, whom we met briefly in The Bungler’s Paradox, are the creators of a theory that townsfolk prefer to ignore: if one of the five Gateways to the point where Good and Evil meet should be destroyed or set off limits (which is just what happened in The Bungler’s Paradox), the universe will lose its balance and the world we know will disappear. Unfortunately, it seems the theory is about to be validated when Lloyd’s Hollow suddenly hurtles toward destruction, threatening to take everything with it.

Buggy, along with Sid, Veronica, and a host of new and colorful allies, must first figure out what’s going on (no easy task!), then they have to find a way to defeat the far more powerful minions of the Darkest Evil. To make matters worse, it appears that Buggy’s suspicion about time unwinding is correct – the three friends have been here and done this before, but obviously they got it wrong the first time. How can they save the world from their own mistake?

Just as in The Bungler’s Paradox, author R. M. Wilburn has created a fictional world that explodes with clever scenarios, a rich backstory, and characters as complex as the real people around us. Sometimes these same things actually work against the book, requiring a good bit of explanation and making for a plot that threatens to tie itself in knots. Readers should be aware that this is Volume One of Book Two, which means that it ends in a delicious cliffhanger! The Deadwood Principle is not a light read, but anyone young or old who enjoys being immersed in a rollicking tale will cherish the Buggy Crenshaw series.
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