The Riverman (The Riverman Trilogy)

Book 1 of 3 in the The Riverman Trilogy Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.967891

Alistair Cleary is the kid who everyone trusts. Fiona Loomis is not the typical girl next door. Alistair hasn't really thought of her since they were little kids until she shows up at his doorstep with a proposition: she wants him to write her biography. What begins as an odd vanity project gradually turns into a frightening glimpse into the mind of a potentially troubled girl. Fiona says that in her basement, there's a portal that leads to a magical world where a creature called the Riverman is stealing the souls of children. And Fiona's soul could be next. If Fiona really believes what she's saying, Alistair fears she may be crazy. But if it's true, her life could be at risk. In this novel from Aaron Starmer, it's up to Alistair to separate fact from fiction, fantasy from reality.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on March 18, 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN-10: 0374363099
ISBN-13: 9780374363093
29 Book Reviews
  • swirlycool
    swirlycoolover 2 years
    ooh i wanna read this
    • mimi12345678945
      mimi12345678945about 6 years55 stars
      I loved this book a lot and I think you should read it to.
      • lokuputha
        lokuputhaabout 8 years33 stars
        i liked it. it was a realy good book.
        • tinythingsrock
          tinythingsrockover 8 years33 stars
          the riverman was a good book. the end was not very good. it was confusing and there was some violence. the rest of the book was good.
          • kitkatyum
            kitkatyumover 8 years
            best best best book
            • rozeb
              rozebover 8 years22 starsFeatured
              It was really good, beautifully written, it was completely clear, the book had to be written. It has to have Alistair and Fiona. It had to have Aquavania, and Toby, and Fiona had to be 26. Alistair had to be told. It all is a necessary part of this world. Aaron Starmer had to be the author. It ended the way it had to. This book review had to be written. If Aaron Starmer hadn't been born, this world would be at a loss. Everything had to be the way it was. Otherwise, it wouldn't be. I wouldn't be affected in this way, this life, this world. This book, if you don't read it, you weren't meant to. If you do, that doesn't mean you were. I was meant to read this, because my eyes have been refreshed, and everything I see and think is on this way. The Riverman shapes me. If I hadn't read this book, I wasn't meant to. But the fact that I did changed everything.
              • ifeelbookish
                ifeelbookishover 8 years
                Woah, I didn't know that. That's so cool.
              • otter
                otterover 8 years
                I loved The Only Ones, so I need to read this!
                • rozeb
                  rozebover 8 years22 stars
                  Otter, if you get it, like as your own book, not from the library, can I borrow it?
                  • borntoswim
                    borntoswimover 8 years55 stars
                    You don't need to borrow it! If you ask your parents to send an email to the company will send you copies of all kinds of new books to keep as long as you review it! It is awesome and they always give them to kids that like to read - which judging from all your reviews you definitely do!
              • candyexpress
                candyexpressover 8 years
                Real good!
                • borntoswim
                  borntoswimover 8 years55 starsFeatured
                  I just finished reading this book and I LOVED it! It is probably one of my favorite books. It's one of those books that makes you really think and is mysterious until the end. The end was really confusing but amazing at the same time. It is a mix or fantasy, adventure, and mystery. Alistair Cleary lives in Thessaly. He was living a perfectly normal life, until his neighbor, Fiona Loomis, turns it upside down. She claims there is another world called Aquavania where if you wish something it comes true. It's paradise except for one thing-The Riverman. He will steal your story and your soul. Fiona knows kids who have gone missing because of him and now she think she is next. It is a compelling novel, that will keep you questioning until the end.