Review: Time Stranger Kyoko Volume 3 by Arina Tanemura

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Book Information:

Time Stranger Kyoko Volume 3 by Arina Tanemura
Illustrated by Arina Tanemura
Translated by Mary Kennard
Adaptation by Heidi Vivolo
Touch-up Art & Lettering by Rina Mapa
Designing by Yukiko Whitley
Main Editing by Shaenon K. Garrity
VIZ Media (Shojo Beat) and Shueisha
Published in 2000
ISBN 9781421517995
210 Pages

Series Information:

Time Stranger Kyoko Book 03
Last Book in the Time Stranger Kyoko Series

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

Ease of Reading Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Plot: 5 out of 5
Art Touch-Up: 5 out of 5
Translation: 4 out of 5

Kyoko has found 11 out of the 12 telepaths, but where is the last one? As she tries to find the last telepath, more problems begin to arise. Will Kyoko ever be able to find the last telepath? And what about Kyoko and Sakataki’s feelings for each other?

Side Story 1: Leave it to Chocola: It’s Chocola’s birthday, and she’s throwing a party. However, when the King doesn’t show up, she runs away to Witzig’s gang. When she remembers how the King saved her, will she go back home?

Bonus: Comic Strips: A lot of 4 panel comic strips about the characters, with the last one being a penchi de shakin (something that this manga-ka does to share something personal with us) and freetalk section. ;)

Bonus: Chocola VS Iyo! A Surprising Battle: When the King and Chocola are playing hide and seek, Chocola meets up with Iyo. Together, they show off their skills and even trick the King…

Bonus: Behind the Scenes: Arina and Ryo (both manga-kas) their version on how Chocola VS Iyo! A Surprising Battle came to be.

There might be a few slight spoilers, nothing really major. ;)

The drawings and artwork still look wonderful, so I’ll go on to the plot. ;) It goes from finding only 4 strangers to having 11 found, but I don’t really mind missing the detail for those strangers. :D Everything becomes much more interesting in this volume, and you finally get to see the truth behind Kyoko, Cane-chan, and Ui. ;) And you get to see Chronos; and I love his character design and personality. Another thing I like is Ui’s personality – it is so amusing. :) Also, you get to see Sakataki become more dominant – and you get to see a kissing scene. And the ending feels satisfying and complete. :)

Now, for VIZ’s part. :| They did an average job on it. The art touch-up was still pretty good – nothing really noticeable popped out. VIZ also did okay on the SFX translations and placement of text. ;) However, they had a little problem with the general translation. Or, someone didn’t put the text in the right bubbles. On the page where all the Strangers are, they kind of mixed up the boys. It is supposed to be Leaf Stranger Youju (has leaves in the panel), Wind Stranger Fuuma (has the 140 cm in the panel), Snow Stranger Setsuna (the guy with the dead looking eyes), Fire Stranger Rin (girl with her tongue sticking out), Wind Stranger Fuuma (panel with the bird and feathers), and then Dark Stranger Yami (cat girl panel). Why am I saying that? Because if you look on the next page, the person with the bird is called Toba; then in the comic strips, the silent guy (dead eyes) is called Setsuna and the short guy (who is blowing up skirts) is called Fuuma.

Overall, the story and everything on the manga-ka part was great. However, I’m not too happy that VIZ made such a mistake on that translation.

Where I Got It:

Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_BulletArina Tanemura
$New_BulletGoodreads

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Review: Time Stranger Kyoko Volume 2 by Arina Tanemura

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Book Information:

Time Stranger Kyoko Volume 2 by Arina Tanemura
Illustrated by Arina Tanemura
Translated by Mary Kennard
Adaptation by Heidi Vivolo
Touch-up Art & Lettering by Rina Mapa
Designing by Yukiko Whitley
Main Editing by Nancy Thistlewaite
VIZ Media (Shojo Beat) and Shueisha
Published in 2000
ISBN 9781421517988
210 Pages

Series Information:

Time Stranger Kyoko Book 02

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

Ease of Reading Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Plot: 5 out of 5
Art Touch-Up: 5 out of 5
Translation: 4 out of 5

Kyoko has finally started finding some of the 12 telepaths. She discovers that the telepaths are the heads of the Kirito tribes. When she finds 4 out of 12, Ui starts talking. However, will Kyoko be able to survive the emotional blow when Ui reveals a secret?

The artwork and designs for this series are still great, so I won’t go that much into the artwork. :P The details and everything still look good. ;) I love the “kitty mode” drawings, but there isn’t as many as her other manga. :D And also, the new characters’ designs look so good. *___*

Anyways, I’m really starting to love this series. The plot and everything is really starting to fall into place. :) There are finally some nice twists that will kind of try to throw you, but it makes the plot so much better. Also, those twists might be easy to predict even before they happen, but it’s still good. The new characters are also very interesting. Even the side characters are pretty interesting, like Mizuno, Sarai, and Anako. You also get some new information on old characters – like Kyoko. ;) Also, you can tell that there is a lot thought put into the characters, even the minor ones. :D Oh, and there is more romance between Sakataki and Kyoko. \o/

Overall, the story and characters are developing well; and the story is very interesting to read. Oh, and the artwork is very good too. :P

For VIZ’s part, they did a good job on the translation and the art touch-up, but the SFX translations were still a little odd. Also, one of the freetalk sections was a little too small. But overall, they did a good job at bringing this manga into English.

Where I Got It:

Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Arina Tanemura
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Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Review: Time Stranger Kyoko Volume 1 by Arina Tanemura

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Book Information:

Time Stranger Kyoko Volume 1 by Arina Tanemura
Illustrated by Arina Tanemura
Translated by Mary Kennard
Adaptation by Heidi Vivolo
Touch-up Art & Lettering by Rina Mapa
Designing by Yukiko Whitley
Main Editing by Nancy Thistlewaite
VIZ Media (Shojo Beat) and Shueisha
Published in 2000
ISBN 9781421517971
200 Pages

Series Information:

Time Stranger Kyoko Book 01

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

Ease of Reading Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Plot: 5 out of 5
Art Touch-Up: 4 out of 5
Translation: 4 out of 5

In the 30th century, Earth has become one nation with one princess – Kyoko. Her 16th birthday celebration is coming up, but her subjects begin to riot because she doesn’t want to do her job as princess. However, awakening her sister from her deep slumber is the only way for Kyoko to get out of living the role of a shelter princess. Though, in order to do this, she must find 12 holy stones and their telepaths.

Side Story: Hizuki and Sakastuki just lost everything – family and friends. So, they come to the palace and try to find something they are good at, as payment for staying at the castle.

All of the manga-ka’s artwork in this manga is so pretty. Also, you can tell she spent a lot of time and effort coming up with it because everything looks so detailed and pretty to look at. ;) I especially love the side story, with all the characters as children. The drawings look so cute in it. <3 :D And I love how she is able to draw emotions on her characters. ;)

Anyways, the personalities of the female lead is the same as her other manga – happy, gutsy, and a little bit selfish – but I haven’t gotten tired of it since the plot always makes up for it. :) This manga-ka is a very good storyteller, and I love how she is able to bring humor into the plot. So far, my favorite character is Cane-chan. I love how she was able to bring a personality to a cane. ;)

Even though it is simple and almost predictable, it is still a very sweet and funny to read – especially Cane-chan and “kitty mode”. And I like how the manga-ka did a short story about when they were young.

Now, for how VIZ did. :P 1) The telepath translation is kind of weird since in the other volumes (and in this one) they switch between telepath and stranger. ^^; 2) The lettering for the SFX is a little bad, but the translations for them are a little better. 3) I like how they still used some Japanese words for the SFX – like chu and kyaah. :P

Overall, they did a pretty good job with bringing this manga into English. :D

Where I Got It:

Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Arina Tanemura
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Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

2nd Review: Silver World by Cliff McNish

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Book Information:

Silver World by Cliff McNish
Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
Published in 2008
ISBN 9781580138796
247 Pages

Series Information:

The Silver Sequence Book 03
Last Book in The Silver Sequence Series

Review/Rating:

2 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

The Roar has finally made it to Earth. Will these children be able to stop her from destroying their planet?

First, what was I thinking when I thought I should re-read this in order to make a better review?!

Okay, my feelings haven’t really changed from the first time I read it.

I’ll summarize since I don’t want to think that much about this book. Things I didn’t like:

  • This book is a little bit shorter than the second book, but longer than the first one.
  • Even though this is the last book, I still think it wasn’t that well thought out.  Still too many plot holes, not that many details, and still some questions towards the end of the book.
  • Descriptions, wording, events, etc are all still very choppy and strange.
  • Too much like a junior fiction book than a young adult one.
  •  Personalities of the characters have never really developed.
  • Also, the ending doesn’t feel completed. Though, I’m happy there aren’t any more books in this series.

And there isn’t anything I liked about the book. :(

What would make this series better is better description, more detail and background, and more of a plot to go by. So, I would not read this series unless you are truly bored.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Cliff McNish
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing

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2nd Review: Silver City by Cliff McNish

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Book Information:

Silver City by Cliff McNish
Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
Published in 2007
ISBN 9780822567806
256 Pages

Series Information:

The Silver Sequence Book 02

Review/Rating:

2 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

The Roar, devourer of planets, is finally on her way to the planet Earth. Will the changed children be able to stop her from destroying their planet?

First, what was I thinking when I thought I should re-read this in order to make a better review?!

Okay, my feelings haven’t really changed from the first time I read it.

I’ll summarize since I don’t want to think that much about this book. Things I didn’t like:

  • Not as short as the first book in this series, but still pretty short.
  • This book is not that well thought out. It still had some plot holes, not as much as the first one, but still a lot.
  • Descriptions, wording, events, etc are all still choppy and strange.
  • Too much like a junior fiction book than a young adult one.
  • Personalities of the characters are still not developed that well. They are still very boring. ~_~

And there isn’t anything I liked about the book. :(

They definitely aren’t worth reading unless you are really, really bored.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Cliff McNish
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing

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2nd Review: The Silver Child by Cliff McNish

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Book Information:

The Silver Child by Cliff McNish
Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
Published in 2006
ISBN 9780822565031
192 Pages

Series Information:

The Silver Sequence Book 01

Review/Rating:

1 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Six children are the first to start changing into something not human, and no one knows why. However, all of them are drawn to Coldharbour, and they can hear a roar. What is making the roar? And how will they be able to fight it?

First, what was I thinking when I thought I should re-read this in order to make a better review?!

Okay, my feelings haven’t really changed from the first time I read it.

I’ll summarize since I don’t want to think that much about this book. Things I didn’t like:

  • This book is very short. You can finish it rather quickly, if you even finish it.
  • This book is not that well thought out. Too many plot holes and not that many details.
  • Descriptions, wording, events, etc are all very choppy and strange.
  • Too much like a junior fiction book than a young adult one.
  • Personalities of the characters are not that well developed. Also, they are very boring. ~_~

And there isn’t anything I liked about the book. :(

They definitely aren’t worth reading unless you are really, really bored.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Cliff McNish
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$New_Bullet Library Thing
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$New_Bullet Book Reviews for Home Schoolers

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Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Introduction by Diane Johnson

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Book Information:

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Introduction by Diane Johnson
Bantam Dell
Published in 1818. Republished in 1967, 1981, and 2003
ISBN 0553212478
216 Pages

Series Information:

Not a series.

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

While voyaging through unexplored regions of the ocean where only ice dwells, Robert Walton discovers something more than new regions. He finds a man, Victor Frankenstein, on top of an ice raft. Robert finds a friend in Victor, but he finds out that sometimes knowledge is better left alone through Victor’s story – where Victor was in the same pursuit of knowledge and created a “monster” from it.

Okay, not really a good summary, but it will do. I checked out Frankenstein from my library because I wanted to compare it with The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd, which I will (re) read after I finish this review. :)

Anyways, the version of Frankenstein that I read has an introduction by Diane Johnson, author’s introduction, and a preface by Marlow before the beginning of the actual story part. I read all those, so I will mention how informative and good they are, of course. However, it is up to you, if you read this version, whether or not you want to read them or not. With the introduction by Diane Johnson, it was very err… informative. She writes information over Mary Shelley’s life and how she kind of incorporated it in her story. It also talked about some of the themes that are in the book, so if you want to draw your own conclusions, don’t read the introduction all the way. Anyways, I find it interesting, and it saved me some time because I didn’t have to research Mary Shelley’s life. Anyways, don’t read it, read it; it’s up to you. ;) Next is the author’s introduction. This is where Mary Shelley explains how she got the idea, why she wrote it, and things like that. Not really necessary to read, but it is interesting. Last is the preface by Marlow, where he explains the feelings he had over Frankenstein and makes comments. Out of all the intro parts, I would say that the preface is the least necessary one, and it is only kind of interesting. However, it is up to you whether or not to read them. :D

Anyways, onto the main part of the novel and what I thought about it. ;) Robert Walton tells this novel through letters to his sister, Margaret. Through these letters he retells the story of Victor Frankenstein as Victor tells it to him in some sort of lesson format. Why do I say a lesson format? Hmm… Because like Victor, Robert wants to further scientific discovery, and (I think) Victor wants him to learn that with discovery comes some consequences as he found out the hard way. There are other lessons like you shouldn’t judge someone by how they look because you never know how good they are on the inside. Also, if you treat them harshly just because of their looks, you don’t know how they will react and take it out on someone else. And I guess another one of the lessons is that you shouldn’t create something (like life/a child) if you are just going to abandon and hate it. :( Like I said, a lot of lessons about moral compasses and how you should think before you act, and I like how the author makes all these lessons visible and pull your heart to it.

Now for the things that are both good and bad. Another thing I like is how the descriptions just pull you into the book, and you can just imagine how it might look like, but it does kind of get tiring to read all them to the point where you just skip over it. So, the descriptions are both a good thing and bad thing since there are so many of them. And I think that’s all the things that are both good and bad. Now, this could be good or bad to you, depending how you are, but I don’t think it was really “horror” since I didn’t drop the book and run away. I don’t like horror since I get scared a little too easily sometimes, so the book being kind of horrorless might appeal to some people.

While I loved the lessons, descriptions, and emotions the novel tries to surface on you, I didn’t like how disappointing it was, and how empty some of the actions were. But then again, I think this book is more a “lesson” one than an action or any other type of book. Though, I was still disappointed on how it ended and the lack of details of the actual experiment and other actions, which is why it is rated 4 out of 5. Though, even though it is sort of disappointing and leaves you wanting more, it leaves enough to make you think about things you normally wouldn’t or try not to. Also, the character development doesn’t happen that often in Mary Shelley’s version, so the book is disappointing on that end as well. However, you feel sorry for both Victor and the monster on both ends – and feel like they are both stupid in their ways of thinking.

Overall, the disappointment is a little bit overshadowed by how it makes you think how humane you really are. Also, the lessons it teaches and the emotion it shows leaves a strange mark on your heart. I definitely will read it again because of the emotions it brings out, that is, if I ever decide to re-read it. Though, I don’t think I will check out the same book because this one is kind of falling apart. :X

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Mary Shelley
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Review: The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd

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Book Information:

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
Published in 2008
ISBN 9780385530842
353 Pages

Series Information:

Not a series.

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

When Victor Frankenstein goes to London to study at Oxford, he meets Percy Bysse Shelley, and they form a friendship. Will this radical thinker change Victor’s musings into creating life? If he succeeds this madness, what will befall him and those around him?

In this retelling of Frankenstein, Peter Ackroyd makes it out so that Victor Frankenstein, a fictional character, actually knows Percy Bysshe Shelley, Godwin, Lord Byron, John Polidori, and even Mary Shelley, historically accurate people. I find that part of this part kind of intriguing, and it also made this book rather interesting than if the author just told it through Victor Frankenstein’s and a little bit from his monster’s perspective.

The description and characters’ personality were all wonderfully done, but whether it is from solely from this author, borrowed from Mary Shelley, or a combination of his and Mary Shelley’s works, I wouldn’t know. Reading this retelling has made me want to read the original writing of the novel, so I can compare and see how much is his and how much is from the original. Also, the person who turned out to be the “monster” was someone Victor Frankenstein knew and maybe even friends with. I found that also very interesting and even gave the monster even more of an identity.

Let’s see, I don’t really know what I didn’t like about the book, but the ending may be a little disappointing and unfulfilled for some (most) people. To me, the ending is only a little disappointing and unfinished, but the ending is still a little bit intriguing. Also, I think the ending of this book differs from the original. I’m not sure. :|

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Peter Ackroyd
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$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet New York Times Book Review
$New_Bullet A Study of Reading Habits

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Review: First Light by Peter Ackroyd

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Book Information:

First Light by Peter Ackroyd
Grove Press
Published in 1989 (Republished in 1996)
ISBN 0802134815
328 Pages

Series Information:

Not a series.

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

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With the discovery of an ancient astronomically aligned gravesite in Dorset, everyone is excited over it — well, pretty much everyone. Something or someone is doing its best to sabotage and scare the archaeologists, led by Mark Clare, from digging there and Pilgrin Valley. How is it that something as small as a gravesite will bring together a group of people, who seem to have nothing in common with each other?

I’ll be honest with you. I absolutely hated this book. :| And it isn’t because of a lack of descriptions, which I love to have in the novels I read. I’ll continue with the reasons why I didn’t like the book in another paragraph since there are a lot of them. :( Oh, yeah, there might be some spoilers about the book toward the end of the review. :X

The first thing I didn’t like about this book is that it was really redundant, which is one of the reasons why the book was extremely slow moving. The slow moving plot is another thing I didn’t like about the book. It took about 100 pages just to get the characters digging and for the something/someone to sabotage the dig. Then, it went back to slow moving until the last couple of chapters. The slow moving gets kind of annoying, so I suggest just reading 20 pages each time you read, then take a break, and then start reading again. It kind of eases the pain of it. ;) Oh, also, the book kind of jumps from one point to another, which may be confusing if you don’t take some breaks in between in order to think about it.

Another thing, I found the characters rather, umm, boring and depressing. I’m used to reading books where it shows different personalities for each character, like them being happy, sad, etc. In this book, they remain their depressing selves. I can just imagine a frown on all their faces everyday. I think that’s also what made it so hard to read more than 20 pages in an hour or so because the characters were a little too depressing for me. :(

That’s pretty much the only things I didn’t like about this novel, now for the things I did like about it. Even though it is very slow moving, the characters are depressing, and very little action, I liked how the descriptions were always there, no matter how boring it got. I know I say the book is “boring”, but in a weird way, it isn’t. The author uses poetry, metaphors, descriptions that make it a little less boring, and the author also uses the poetry to bring out a deeper meaning than just having a plot.

I read online that some people might be confused about the ending of the book. I have my own opinions about what it means. Think about it like this the theme mostly is about stars and how everything is connected in some sort of way, it is also about time, change, and death. At the end of the book, the characters realize that even though their find is old, the person’s family still has the right to send them back to the sky to be stars (which you may say God, in some sort of way). Also, that as stars, the souls can still be with their loved ones and watch over them. And that to see every star (soul) in the sky will be nothing but light, which is what one of the characters sees at the end of the book. Well, I that’s what I think what the ending means, whether it is right or not, I don’t know.

Also, I know I put “supernatural” and “horror” as the genre, but it isn’t really supernatural or horror. I just put that because of the summary on the back of the book. Unless you scare easily or are very superstitious, it won’t be the “horror” genre for you. :)

I rated it a three mostly because of the deeper meaning… I would have rated it a two, that is, if it didn’t have that deeper meaning that I like so much. ;) So you shouldn’t read if you don’t like slow-moving, redundant novels. Also, you have to figure out the deeper meaning to really enjoy the book, but you have to get through the parts I found annoying first. :D

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Peter Ackroyd
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$New_Bullet LA Times Book Review

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Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

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Book Information:

The Giver by Lois Lowry
Houghton Mifflin Company
Published in 1993
ISBN 0395645662
180 Pages

Series Information:

The Quartet Book 01

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5


Picture this: a world without conflict, poverty, unemployment, divorce, injustice, inequality, and even teenage rebellion. Sounds perfect, right? But for Jonas, this world is a reality. December is a special time in this community since that is when the annual Ceremony takes place, where all the children learn their new responsibilities for their new ages. Though, Jonas is frightened because the Ceremony of Twelve will mark an important change for everyone who is twelve. At the Ceremony, they will learn what their life assignment is, as determined by the community’s Elders. As he watches his friends receive their life assignment, each chosen for a job where they are most suited at, Jonas has been chosen for something more special than them. He is chosen as the Receiver — something that Jonas might regret getting since he learns all the dark secrets that his world is based on. What will he do when he learns that the people would be better off if they received what he learned?

Okay, a science fiction book, yay! Actually, I read this book back in junior high because it was one of those “required” books we had to read. I don’t know if it is still required, but I hope it is since I really like this book and what it teaches.

This is one of the few books where I don’t care about how many descriptions or details are used. Why? Because I like the theme of the book and the message it represents. Though, there are enough descriptions where it is around the theme of the book. Like the summary says, it “questions every value we have taken for granted and reexamines our most deeply held beliefs”.

The book examines things like seeing colors, feelings, holidays, and making choices, and how we take it for granted since we always had them. While in the book, the government, I guess, decided to take away those things in order to create a “perfect” world. While it might be good to have peace without conflict, no poverty, no unemployment, etc, it is still important to have choices — no matter if they are bad or good for the person.

Go read it, the book will teach you to enjoy your free will and question and make sure the government doesn’t do something like this to us. >.<

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Re-read later on.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

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$New_Bullet Library Thingy
$New_Bullet Rhapsody in Book Weblog
$New_Bullet No Rest for the Lazy
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