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The Supernaturalist

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ISBN13: 9780786851485
ISBN10: 0786851481
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In the not-too-distant future, in a place called Satellite City, thirteen-year-old Cosmo Hill is unfortunate enough to come into the world unwanted by his parents. And so, as are all orphaned boys his age, Cosmo is dipped in a vaccine vat and sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys — freight class.

At Clarissa Frayne, the orphans, called "no-sponsors," are put to work by the state, testing dangerous products that never should be allowed near human beings. By the time the no-sponsors are sent to their cardboard utility pipes, given their nightly meal pack, and finally fall asleep, they are often covered in burns, bruises, or sores from the work of the day. Cosmo Hill knows that he must escape, even though he has no idea what might be waiting for him on the outside. He plans for the moment when he can make a break. When that moment finally comes, he nearly dies while escaping. But he is rescued by a gang of "Supernaturalists," a motley crew of kids who all have a special psychic ability — one that Cosmo is about to learn he has as well. They "see" supernatural Parasites — tiny, translucent creatures who feed on the life force of humans.

Review:

"A suspenseful, cautionary science fiction tale....For anyone who loves science fiction, or just an engrossing story, this novel is a must-read." School Library Journal

Review:

"Character motivations often serve plot and exposition, but the action is nonstop. Most memorable are the corporate and police structures and weapons...and the intriguing, philosophically elusive nature of the blue supernatural creatures." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"There are echoes of Ghostbusters...as it mixes some humor in with the pursuit of the supernatural....An exciting read featuring a brave young protagonist, this will appeal to Colfer's many fans and win him new ones." Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT

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"Colfer's hard-luck tale will likely delight fans of his wildly popular Artemis Fowl series with its similar emphasis on high-tech gadgetry and fast-paced action....But the journey is uncharacteristically sluggish..." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series comes this new, thrilling adventure set in a eerie and captivating world — part futuristic Dickens, part Blade Runner, replete with Colfer's high-tech action.

Synopsis:

In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.

Synopsis:

Unwanted by his parents, Cosmo Hill is put to work by the state, testing highly dangerous products. Cosmo realizes he must get away, and escapes with the help of the Supernaturalists, a group of kids who have the same special abilities as Cosmo--they can see supernatural Parasites, creatures that feed on the life force of humans. The Supernaturalists patrol the city at night, hunting the Parasites in hopes of saving what is left of humanity in Satellite City. But soon they find themselves caught in a web far more complicated than they'd imagined, and they discover a horrifying secret that will force them to question everything they believe in.

Synopsis:

In the future, in a place called Satelite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill enters the world, unwanted by his parents. He's sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, Freight class. At Clarissa Frayne, the boys are put to work by the state, testing highly dangerous products. At the end of most days, they are covered with burns, bruises, and sores. Cosmo realizes that if he doesn't escape, he will die at this so-called orphanage. When the moment finally comes, Cosmo seizes his chance and breaks out with the help of the Supernaturalists, a motley crew of kids who all have the same special ability as Cosmo-they can see supernatural Parasites, creatures that feed on the life force of humans. The Supernaturalists patrol the city at night, hunting the Parasites in hopes of saving what's left of humanity in Satellite City. Or so they think. The Supernaturalist soon find themselves caught in a web far more complicated than they'd imagined, when they discover a horrifying secret that will force them to question everything they believe in. Eoin Colfer has created an eerie and captivating world-part Blade Runner, part futuristic Dickens-replete with non-stop action

About the Author

Eoin Colfer (www.eoincolfer.com) is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

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supernatural, May 17, 2006 (view all comments by supernatural)
An awsome book, the ending is a cliffhanger. This novel on friendship, betrayal, and trust is sure to be a great read. Hopefully, there will be a sequal. Eoin Colfer made a great book. It realy inspired me to write a book of my own!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786851485
Author:
Colfer, Eoin
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Author:
Colfer,
Author:
Eoin
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Supernaturalist
Series Volume:
04-3
Publication Date:
May 1, 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.8125 x 5.25 in 13.68 oz
Age Level:
from 10 up to 99

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Product details 272 pages General - English 9780786851485 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A suspenseful, cautionary science fiction tale....For anyone who loves science fiction, or just an engrossing story, this novel is a must-read."
"Review" by , "Character motivations often serve plot and exposition, but the action is nonstop. Most memorable are the corporate and police structures and weapons...and the intriguing, philosophically elusive nature of the blue supernatural creatures."
"Review" by , "There are echoes of Ghostbusters...as it mixes some humor in with the pursuit of the supernatural....An exciting read featuring a brave young protagonist, this will appeal to Colfer's many fans and win him new ones."
"Review" by , "Colfer's hard-luck tale will likely delight fans of his wildly popular Artemis Fowl series with its similar emphasis on high-tech gadgetry and fast-paced action....But the journey is uncharacteristically sluggish..."
"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series comes this new, thrilling adventure set in a eerie and captivating world — part futuristic Dickens, part Blade Runner, replete with Colfer's high-tech action.
"Synopsis" by , In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.
"Synopsis" by , Unwanted by his parents, Cosmo Hill is put to work by the state, testing highly dangerous products. Cosmo realizes he must get away, and escapes with the help of the Supernaturalists, a group of kids who have the same special abilities as Cosmo--they can see supernatural Parasites, creatures that feed on the life force of humans. The Supernaturalists patrol the city at night, hunting the Parasites in hopes of saving what is left of humanity in Satellite City. But soon they find themselves caught in a web far more complicated than they'd imagined, and they discover a horrifying secret that will force them to question everything they believe in.
"Synopsis" by , In the future, in a place called Satelite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill enters the world, unwanted by his parents. He's sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, Freight class. At Clarissa Frayne, the boys are put to work by the state, testing highly dangerous products. At the end of most days, they are covered with burns, bruises, and sores. Cosmo realizes that if he doesn't escape, he will die at this so-called orphanage. When the moment finally comes, Cosmo seizes his chance and breaks out with the help of the Supernaturalists, a motley crew of kids who all have the same special ability as Cosmo-they can see supernatural Parasites, creatures that feed on the life force of humans. The Supernaturalists patrol the city at night, hunting the Parasites in hopes of saving what's left of humanity in Satellite City. Or so they think. The Supernaturalist soon find themselves caught in a web far more complicated than they'd imagined, when they discover a horrifying secret that will force them to question everything they believe in. Eoin Colfer has created an eerie and captivating world-part Blade Runner, part futuristic Dickens-replete with non-stop action
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