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Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.659993
When fifteen-year-old Beck Phillips travels by train to the secluded village of Kingsplot to live with his wealthy but estranged uncle, Beck discovers some dark family secrets. A buried basement, a forbidden wall, an old book of family history with odd references to... dragons? Beck's life is about to be changed forever in this suspenseful tale about the destructive nature of greed and the courage to make things right. Pillage is filled wtih Mr. Skye's signature humor as well as some very intense moments. including a surprising ending, that will keep readers young and old engrossed and entertained.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on July 1, 2008 by Shadow Mountain
ISBN-10: 1590389220
ISBN-13: 9781590389225
3 Book Reviews
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  • happypug12
    happypug12Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 4:10 pm33 stars
    Pillage was alright. What I felt after reading this was that it was a poorly-stitched-together story. First of all, the emotions were not expressed at ALL. Beck says the word "Grow," the ivy grows, and almost no reaction there. Basically: Oh, yeah, I can make plants bow to me at my command, no big deal. So the emotions weren't very realistic. The author did have a more realistic view of Beck's view on Kate, but very unromantic part when he kisses her. If you're actually going to have romance in a book, make it worth it! Worth noting, I didn't feel any sort of attachment to Beck, Kate, Milo, or any of the characters in the book. Third, this book is a bit of a whirlwind, jumping from one event to the next. Fourth, at the end of the book, not much of an epic conflict at all. And since when does the law give in so easily?! I mean, the video of the dragons could have been Photoshopped, for all they know, to cover up an incident where muggers lope into Kingsport and trash the place. On the pro's side: Clean language and easy-reading. 9-11 year olds is all I can recommend this to.
    • eliTuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:06 pm
      my favroet book ever. i love it when beck finds out that aron is his fother and milo is the piddiler
      • cavymadness
        cavymadnessWednesday, October 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm
        This book was totes amazing was totally unexpected at times.When beck finds out that the ??????? spoiler alert