Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole", by Micco Mann

Stormy Jones hates the Everglades, which, unfortunately for her, is where she is forced to spend her summers with her divorced father. This particular summer, her dad decides to take her on a fire-fighting expedition in the forest, and immediately loses track of her. Stormy, a regular city girl, is left to fend for herself, until she meets Nokosee. Nokosee, a native of the Everglades, takes her on several adventures on the way back to the "Outside", as he calls civilization. Along the way, Stormy starts to fall for Nokosee, and by the time they reach civilization, they are both madly in love with each other. But when Nokosee tries to leave after delivering Stormy to her father, Stormy's father won't let him, and wants to arrest him for kidnapping his daughter. Nokosee and Stormy find themselves scrambling to make everything, including their relationship, end happily.

I did not enjoy "Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole" as much as I thought I would. There were too many sub-plots to follow, and that made the book confusing. I also feel that there were far too many life-or-death situations, so by the time the 5th or 6th situation rolled around, I knew how it would end. Despite these points, Micco Mann was able to use his descriptive creativity to paint vivid pictures of each scene in my head, and was able to tie up all the loose ends in the story in a way that I would not have thought possible. I would recommend this book to young adults 13 and up.

This book has content that is not suitable for children under the age of 13.

Reviewer Age:13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Boothwyn, Pennsylvania USA