I LOVE archery and adventure in the outdoors... I have always enjoyed war movies and books, also competitions, and really loved Lord of the Flies... I already watched The Hunger Games movies and was wondering would I like this books and also if the movies would spoil them?
I'm going to be a freshman next year and am wondering if I would find this interesting or is the reading level a little low? I like books such as Ranger's Apprentice, Lord of the Rings, and Lord of the Flies... Would I be interested in something like this?
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES! I cannot show how much enthusiasm I have for this book and all the other Ranger's Apprentice!
Book 10 and 11 are really good, but the ending (at least, near end) of Book 11 is so sad!!! I downed the last half of the book last night, waiting impatiently for the Book 12 to arrive at my door.
I finished crying, laughing, ripping out the carpet and wanting more. The humor is unfailing, as usual! John Flanagan is an excellent writer and I'm still unsure, as an 8th Grader, why the reading level is 3-6! It should be higher, as I still have to look up some words that he uses!
I'll have to die before tomorrow when Book 12 arrives, because I simply can't spend another night staring at the wall and crying that I'm not sitting with a drink and a Ranger's Apprentice in my hand!!! I NEED BOOK 12 NOW!
A Tolkien worthy piece!! (Well, that's a little too much credit. A NEAR Tolkien worthy piece!)
I read this in the summer before I went into 7th Grade and I thought it was pretty much the best book EVER!
I almost cried but I couldn't let myself because I was in the car with my mom... yes, I downed it in a single 2-hour sitting and needed more of it afterwards. Something about me likes books that are really sad/suspenseful/heart-breaking/intense... Yeah, this book is INTENSE!
It really made me think just how terrible it would have been to be in a concentration camp and how cruel they were... I mean, people just died around the poor kid all the time. A couple times, the Jews had to slap their caps against their thighs... Some of the Jews that did it didn't slap against their thighs hard enough to make the "right noise" and they shot them down on the spot!
It's terrible, really, when you think about it.
However, I think it was perfect how the author set up the exposition with Yanek and his family and the strong, passionate relationship between them; I enjoyed the suspense of them hiding for months before they were actually found (yes, spoiler alert). And as Yanek has to go through the torture him and his fellow Jews have to face, he has one hope that keeps him going... his family and the hope of seeing thing again.
Will this ever come true? Will he even make it out alive? Will they?