Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Defect by Will Weaver

David isn't like everyone else: he has bug eyes and he can fly. After pulling a prank on some of the mean kids in his school, he is sent to a school for gifted people... people like him. There, he meets a girl named Cheetah, who has epilepsy. Next, he meets a doctor who can make David look like a normal kid and offers his services. While thinking about his decision to go through with the surgery, David meets a boy named Brandon. Brandon has cancer and is going to die soon, so he tells David that he's a participant of the Make a Wish foundation. Brandon's wish is for someone to prove God is really there. David decides to make his wish come true.

I thought the author portrayed the characters as real-life people, but I had a hard time getting into the book. My favorite character would have to be Cheetah because she enjoys life and lives it to its fullest though she has epilepsy. I liked the ending, but I think it could have been better if the author had made the ending less sad. The book showed me that even if you are different, you still have to power to change someone's life, like David had changed Brandon's. I think the author could have written more of the book and answered the ultimate question in ever reader's mind: Does David get the surgery or not?

Content: The book mentioned God and there was some death in the book.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 6

Reviewer Age: 14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Pottstown, PA United States