Windblowne by Stephen Messer
Stephen Messer
Random House
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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


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