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The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

Max Schofer, June 7, 2009

“The Ear The Eye And The Arm” are detectives in Zimbabwe, Africa, in the year 2194. In this book they receive a message from General Matsika that his children have been kidnapped. The detectives are always a footstep behind the children in their journey. This book is full of adventures, evil, action, and touching moments. The characters will interest you with their creative details, such as their appearance, their talents, and their emotions. The book ends up in two directions, splitting the story into the General’s children and the “Ear the Eye and the Arm”. I had to read several parts over to understand them but it’s not too challenging. This book takes the characters from the difficult to access “Resthaven” to “The Mile-High Macllain Hotel”. The comic sequences of this got me laughing out loud like the part when the detectives where at The Mile High Macllain in the glass elevator and Eye, who is afraid of heights, starts screaming. My favorite parts of the book were the cool inventions like the holophone and the floating cars. I very strongly recommend this book to every one older than 9 years old or to strong readers.
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