Monday, September 13, 2010

Windblowne by Stephen Messer

Windblowne is an engaging adventure story starring a boy
named Oliver. Oliver must stop his great uncle's evil
counterpart who is killing the oaks. Along the way he
discovers the secret of the oaks and learns that if your
talents aren't in one area, they're in another area. The
story has a message that technology can be bad, if in the
wrong hands. The story is also somewhat medieval in its
wording because of words like towne.

When I first
started reading the book, I thought it was going to be an
absolutely ridiculous story, partly because the cover shows
someone flying on a kite. Then when I started reading it, I
couldn't put it down because the chapter breaks practically
stop between letters so it's hard to stop reading because
you're so curious about what happens next. It's written in
a way that makes you feel like you're part of the story and
like you know the characters. It is written with
awesomely-worded descriptions that make it feel like you're
remembering a movie that you saw; for example, one great
visual description in Chapter 4 is Oliver thought the winds
sounded angry enough to rip the treehouse from the tree's
embrace and send it spinning away. I highly recommend this
book to everyone.

Reviewer Age:11

Reviewer City,
State and Country: Sammamish, WA USA