Monday, October 31, 2011

THE EMERALD ATLAS book review by Bryney Blair, Rm 19

This book has a total of 417 pages and was published by Random House in 2010. This book is a sequel, the other two books are yet to be written.

The reason I decided to read this book, is that the book really grabbed me in the library. The title interested me, as well as a reviewer (Bob Docherty) came in to review a couple of books to interest all the students in the school.

The main characters are Kate, Michael and Emma. Kate is a headstrong girl looking after Michael and Emma. She is the oldest and trying to keep the family together, which is a hard job for someone who has no parents. Michael is 13 (Kate 14 and Emma 11) he has his head screwed on and is a wiz at taking notes in his notebook. Emma always thinks she knows best, but when Kate steps in, she backs down. They lost their parent when the kids were taken away at Christmas, ten years ago.

The book is an adventure/fantasy, which is set in the present time, however, this book doesn't state any locations that are in the real world. This book stated every detail of every inch of the setting, characters and it always speaks in the past tense, like it has just happened.

They were snatched from their beds in the dead of night, when the world was covered in snow. Ten years on, Kate, Michael and Emma have grown up in a string of miserable orphanages and all memories of their parents have faded.

Arriving at Cambridge Falls, the children quickly discover that there is something very strange going on......... With the discovery of an old leather book, an ancient magical prophecy is set in motion, which will take them on the adventure of several lifetimes to worlds outside their own. Only they have the power to save the town..... and their own future!

The outcome of the book ends with the children finally understanding a bit about their past and who their family is and where!

The book gripped me in many different ways. With its laughs and it's real life feelings and how the kids lost their parents, was a great way to start the book! However, my final thoughts on The Emerald Atlas is, in some points in the book, I wanted something extra to make me want to read on and in others, made me want to read the book forever! I give the book 5/5. It gripped me and fascinated me. In the end, all the good points out ruled all the bad! From reading this book, I learnt not to stop believing in something, because if you fight for it, you might win it back!

I would recommend this book to people who love fairytales coming into the real world, otherwise, this book is really not for you.

Bryney Blair

Thank you to Bryney for this wonderful review of the Emerald Atlas. I certainly want to read it now - I will just have to wait until it comes back into the library (it has been very popular)!

1 comment:

  1. Well done Bryney for a fantastic book review - I certainly want to read 'The Emerald Atlas' now!