The Shadow Club Rising

The Shadow Club Rising

by Neal Shusterman

Now Jared and the ex-Shadow Club members are having a hard time shaking their reputation.

Determined to prove his innocence, Jared soon becomes wrapped up in a nightmare worse than anything the Shadow Club ever caused.

  • Series: Shadow Club
  • Language: English
  • Category: Young Adult
  • Rating: 3.86
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish Date: June 23rd 2003 by Speak
  • Isbn10: 0142500895
  • Isbn13: 9780142500897

What People Think about "The Shadow Club Rising"

Couldn't stop reading until the end.

The Shadow Club Rising follows the events of the first book after the disbandment of Jared's club. Before starting the sequel I wondered what was going to happen after the Shadow Club got dissolved. The pranks are much worse than what The Shadow Club was capable of pulling out, even endangering the Alec's life. Alec himself keeps accusing him and Jared is constantly framed for everything unfortunate that happens to him.

Didn't disappoint me and hook me to the plot just like the first one.

Actually it was really well written and follows on superbly from the first book.

The Shadow Club Rising is a sequel to The Shadow Club, which was a book we read as a class like in 5th grade. The Shadow Club and Rising aren't necessarily really well written or extraordinary books and to be honest I'm not positive why they resonate with me or why I like them so. And I personally think there is a big age difference between 14 and 16 or 17. This book takes a much darker turn than it's predecessor which I think for a young adult book says a lot. Like it's predecessor Rising is over-the-top, but then again in days like today when we are flooded by the news with stories of unimaginable acts committed by teens to other teens, maybe it's spot on. Maybe that's why my teacher had us read that book. I really only read deeper into the social aspects of this book today when I read Rising from start to finish.

I was there right along with Jared, feeling his pain at the mistrust, the horror at the pranks, the fear, the confusion, the determination, the success, the love, the humor. I think if I was pushed to say one, my one and only complaint about this book would be that the horribleness of the pranks the new TSC pulled made me doubt a little of humanity (nowhere near the degree of dystopians though). If it hadn't been for Jared's stronger and sane mind, I might've stayed there, but ultimately he pulled me out of it--after all, as Mr. Knightley says, the truest friend does not doubt, but hope.

This book is after the original Shadow Club (which I have not read) which was a club of second best kids who played anonymous pranks on people.

Much of his fiction is traceable back to stories he tells to large audiences of children and teenagers -- such as his novel The Eyes of Kid Midas. Of Everlost, School Library Journal wrote: Shusterman has reimagined what happens after death and questions power and the meaning of charity. Of The Schwa Was Here, School Library Journal wrote: Shusterman's charactersreminiscent of those crafted by E. A spellbinder." And of The Eyes of Kid Midas, The Midwest Book Review wrote "This wins our vote as one of the best young-adult titles of the year" and was called "Inspired and hypnotically readable" by School Library Journal.