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    anth added a book review.
    Hunger is the second book in the Gone book series. It again stars many main characters in a town called Perdido Beach after everyone over 15 vanishes. In this book, everyone is now starving due to poor management of food in their town. Additionally, people are not trying to farm to get more food. The leader of the town, Sam, is trying to find food, which is the main plot of the book. I really like the premise of this book, as if I were in the same situation, I would probably do the same thing. This book shows the reality of the situation, and makes me ponder about it. Also, I like this book (and the entire series in general) for having a bit of a sci-fi twist to it, where many people start developing mutant powers due to exposure to a power plant explosion. This leads to some normal people starting to hate the people with mutant powers. There starts to be a bit of an allegory to civil rights issues, which I find very interesting, especially in a young adult book. I feel that the right demographic for this book is young adults from the ages of 12-15. This is because there is a bit of language and inappropriate content in this book (and generally in the series) This book gets a 4 out of 5 from me.
    Over 2 years ago
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    By Michael Grant
    Over 2 years ago
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    anth's book review was featured in Gone.
    Gone is the first book in the 6-part Gone series by Michael Grant. The book (and the series) is about a town where one day, every person over the age of 15 just disappears one day. After this, the children in the town are in what they call the FAYZ (Fallout Alley Youth Zone), with walls surrounding them. Eventually, some of the kids start developing mutations, such as running very fast, or burning people. All of this leads to a lot of havoc in the town, which is explored in this book and the rest of the series. I feel that this book has good points and bad points. This book is well written, has interesting characters, and detailed descriptions. However, it also contains many boring sections and some powers seem a bit cliche. Overall, Gone is a decent book with some interesting parts. I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars from me. I recommend this book anyone from the ages of 12 and up (However, if you want to read the other books, I feel that you should be at least 14 years old.)
    Almost 3 years ago
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    anth's book review was featured in Michael Vey 5: Storm of Lightning.
    Michael Vey: Storm of Lightning is the fifth installment in the widely popular Michael Vey series. It again stars a group called the Electroclan, a group of kids that are hunted by an evil corporation called the Elgen, because most of the Electroclan have electric powers such as throwing thunder, taking away pain, among other things. This book starts right where the last one ends, (Spoiler alert if you haven’t read the last one) where the resistance base that they stayed at was destroyed. This book is not very interesting, as almost nothing happens, and I feel that it doesn’t live up to the other books in the series, like blowing up the Ampere or rescuing the Jade Dragon. This book doesn’t really have anything like that; it’s more of a bridge to the next book, and only serves to explain some plot points that are not very interesting, nor do they have much to do with the main plot. The book introduces a new electric child, (which now leaves one more to be revealed) but this character is not used until the very end, and isn’t very interesting. This book advertises “However, I do think that Michael Vey fans should probably read this book, because it is at least a little interesting and adds a little to the overall plot. It advertises “Can the Electroclan pull together to defeat the Elgen once and for all?”, but in reality, there is barely any interaction between the Electroclan and the Elgen, making this book pretyy boring. This book gets a ⅗ for the casual reader, but a 3.5/5 for a Michael Vey fan, or at least read the other ones. I recommend this for Michael Vey fans in the 6th to 8th grade age area, as it will provide some enjoyment for Michael Vey fans, but not as much for newcomers to the series.
    Almost 3 years ago
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    anth's book review was featured in Misery.
    Misery is about a man named Paul Sheldon who is the author of an enormously successful series of books centered on a character named Misery. He is being held captive by a woman named Annie Wilkes who claims to be his number 1 fan. She found him after he got in a car accident and has is holding him at her house. Because of the accident, Paul’s legs are shattered, which is why he has difficulty escaping. This book is a very interesting because of how information is presented to you; in the beginning, you do not know much, but everything is explained to you slowly. However, I did not really find this book scary, and since this is supposed one of Stephen King’s horror books, I found this to be strange. One interesting thing I found out about this book is that part of it is based off of a real life problem Mr King faced when his book “The Eyes of the Dragon” was rejected by his fans because it was not horror. This inspired him to write Misery. I feel that this makes the book more interesting when you know this, because you can draw parallels between the real life inspiration and the book. I would like to mention, however, that this book should be read by people from 8th grade and up, because this book has a lot of profanity. I give this book a 4.75 out of 5, because it is a great book, but it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be.
    Almost 3 years ago
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    anth's book review was featured in Michael Vey 4: Hunt for Jade Dragon.
    Michael Vey: Hunt for Jade Dragon is the fourth book in the Michael Vey series. The book stars a boy named Michael and his friends, a group called the Electroclan. Most of the Electroclan are electric; the kids have electric powers that vary from person to person. There are 13 electric children. However, they are hunted by the Elgen, the corporation who made them electric, and have some of the electric children on their side. The Elgen recently kidnapped a autistic genius named The Jade Dragon who has the formula for creating more electric children. The Electroclan will have to travel to Taiwan to rescue the Jade Dragon and stop the Elgen from creating more of them. This book is the best in the series so far, as it is humorous at the right times, while being sad when it needs to. I recommend this book to any middle schooler that read the first 3 books and enjoyed them. This book gets a 4 out of 5 from me as it is a good book.
    Almost 3 years ago
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    anth added a book review.
    Lights Out is the sixth and final book in the Daniel X series by James Patterson. The book focuses on a teenager named Daniel whose parents were killed years ago by the number one most dangerous alien on Earth, known as The Prayer, who has god-like powers. However, Daniel has powers, too. He can shape shift, teleport, create with his mind, among other things. This book holds my attention throughout the story, as this book is very well written. In my opinion, this book is the best in the entire series, as The Prayer is very interesting and more important than the villains of the other books. I recommend this book to everyone in 7th and 8th grade. This book gets a 4.5 / 5 as it is entertaining and much better than the other 5 books in the series.
    Almost 3 years ago
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    anth added a book review.
    The Fate of Ten is the sixth book in the Lorien Legacies Series. The books about a group of a couple teenage aliens called the Garde who escaped from their planet called Lorien when Lorien was destroyed. They have powers called “Legacies” such as elemental manipulation or invisibility. The group are hunted by different aliens called “Mogadorians” who destroyed their planet. In this book, the Garde find out how Legacies really work, and it’s different from how they thought. This book is very well written, as it had me hooked as soon as I read the first chapter. My favorite character is Four, as he finds that he has something that sets him apart from the other Garde. I give this book 4.5 out of 5 as it is a great book, but I feel that it just doesn’t deserve a 5 out of 5.
    About 3 years ago
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    anth added a book review.
    The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is about a teenage boy named Daniel (no last name) who is an alien hunter. He has the power to create from his imagination to help him with his job, as he has a list of the top alien criminals on Earth, whom Daniel has to hunt down. Daniel’s ultimate goal, however, is to hunt down and kill Number 1, known as The Prayer, as the Prayer killed Daniel’s parents. In this book, he faces Number 6. This book is a good book, as it can held my attention very well at certain parts. However, at other points, I found myself getting bored. This book gets a 3.5 - 4 / 5 from me as I feel it could have been a bit more interesting at some points. I would recommend this book to anyone in middle school.
    About 3 years ago
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    anth added a book review.
    The Revenge Of Seven is the 5th book in the Lorien Legacies Series. The books are about a group of teenagers who are aliens from the planet Lorien. They have powers, called Legacies, such as telekinesis or flying. They were hunted by another group of aliens called Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, but in this book, they start fighting back. I personally enjoyed this book as it is action packed and very well written, as is the entire series. I recommend this book to any reader that read the previous 4 books and is at least in middle school. I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
    About 3 years ago

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