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Epic by Conor Kostick
Epic

weiyi.zhou1514, June 11, 2010

Epic, by Conor Kostick is a thrilling science-fiction novel that is a great and compelling read for young adult readers.

Epic follows the life of a boy named Erik and his life on New Earth. Epic is a computer game, but is considered by all the citizens of New Earth as much more. This is because Epic is used to resolve conflicts and as a substitution to violence. Also, the game's currency is used as money in the real world. It is nearly impossible for poor people to actually advance in the game, unless given money by people or finding treasures. New Earth is controlled by Central Allocations, or C. A., a group of the most powerful people in New Earth. They have the most powerful characters in the game world. All of the members are extremely rich, which results in them having nearly unbeatable characters in the game.

In the book Erik, seeking revenge for the unjust treatment of his parents, subverts the rules of the game, and he and his friends are drawn into a world of power-hungry, dangerous players. Now they must fight the ultimate masters of the game -- The Committee. But what Erik doesn't know is that The Committee has a sinister, deadly secret, and challenging it could destroy the whole world of Epic.

Epic was a intriguing and thrilling book. Conor Kostick did of great job of including detailed descriptions in the book. I would highly recommend this book to any young adult readers looking for a good book.
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Epic by Conor Kostick
Epic

weiyi.zhou1514, June 11, 2010

Epic, by Conor Kostick is a thrilling science-fiction novel that is a great and compelling read for young adult readers.

Epic follows the life of a boy named Erik and his life on New Earth. Epic is a computer game, but is considered by all the citizens of New Earth as much more. This is because Epic is used to resolve conflicts and as a substitution to violence. Also, the game's currency is used as money in the real world. It is nearly impossible for poor people to actually advance in the game, unless given money by people or finding treasures. New Earth is controlled by Central Allocations, or C. A., a group of the most powerful people in New Earth. They have the most powerful characters in the game world. All of the members are extremely rich, which results in them having nearly unbeatable characters in the game.



In the book Erik, seeking revenge for the unjust treatment of his parents, subverts the rules of the game, and he and his friends are drawn into a world of power-hungry, dangerous players. Now they must fight the ultimate masters of the game -- The Committee. But what Erik doesn't know is that The Committee has a sinister, deadly secret, and challenging it could destroy the whole world of Epic.


Epic was a intriguing and thrilling book. Conor Kostick did of great job of including detailed descriptions in the book. I would highly recommend this book to any young adult readers looking for a good book.
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Patriot Games (Jack Ryan Novels) by Tom Clancy
Patriot Games (Jack Ryan Novels)

weiyi.zhou1514, June 8, 2010

Tom Clancy has once again proved that he is the master of military fiction with his third book, The Patriot Games. This book immersed me in the story after page one with its exciting, action-packed, edge-of-your-seat plot.

In the book, Jack Ryan is an ex-Marine who is teaching history at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. When he takes a vacation in London, he witnesses a assassination attempt on the Prince and Princess of Wales and their newborn baby by the ULA, a breakaway Irish terrorist group from the PIRA. He intervenes and disables one gunman while killing another. Now, Jack Ryan must pay for his salvation.... with he and his family's' lives.

This book was a intriguing and compelling read. It was a perfect mix between action and suspense and humor and relaxation. This book has more mature themes and I would recommend this book to older readers. All in all, this book is ranked up there as one my favorite books and I would highly recommend this book to any kind of advanced readers.
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The Book of Three (Chronicles of Prydain #1) by Lloyd Alexander
The Book of Three (Chronicles of Prydain #1)

weiyi.zhou1514, June 7, 2010

The Book of Three was an extremely intriguing and compelling read. This book was action-packed at times, and was relaxed and cheerful at others. Lloyd Alexander did a outstanding job of balancing the perfect amounts of action and humor.

In the book, Taran is an assistant Pig-Keeper who yearns for adventure. He hates his boring and dull life at Caer Dallben and wants some excitement in his life. He gets his chance when his pig runs away. His chase after the lost pig strands him far from his home. With the company of a few strange and amazing friends he meets on his journey, Taran sets off to find his pig. But along the way, he finds out evil king's diabolical plan. He and his friends must stop this evil from occurring or the good members of mankind will be gone forever.

The Book of Three has some extremely strong themes. One extremely prevalent one was the theme "good vs evil". For example, when Taran first meets the Horned King, it is obvious he is an evil loathsome creature. In contrast, when Taran meets Gwydion, you know that he is a brave and kind-hearted hero. This book was a very good read. It was exciting and interesting. I recommend this book for more advanced because there is some advanced vocabulary that some may not understand. All in all, I think this is an great read and worth your while.

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