Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Book Review I

Title: The Seventh Tower: The Fall

Author: Garth Nix

Genre: Fantasy

Summary: A boy needs to find a primary sunstone to secure his family's place among the Choosen.

What was Good: The book is intended for a young audience. The fantasy archeotypes are easily identified, but with their own personalities that are not easily recognized from other series.

What wasn't: The first chapter is a scene that actually takes place near the middle of the book. While it throws action at the reader immediately, none of the world's rules are known. It could be confusing to someone unfamiliar with this genre.

The Take-Away: It really is meant for young readers, fourth or fifth grade. The novel is slim (less than 200 pages) and the ending makes you hungry for the next one.

Recommendation: Read it with your child while waiting for the next Potter novel.

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