Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer KMeng
Octavian is a young boy that has been raised by a group of
philosophers. He has to learn about science, math, language,
and many other things like music. The rest of the people
living there are given numbers as their names have certain
meanings for each number. He is not sure why he and his
mother have actual names. Outside life is a mystery to
Octavian because he can not leave this place. There is even
a door within his house that he is forbidden to enter.
However, he enters it anyway and discovers that the
philosophers have been experimenting with a bad nature and
he has a bad role with them.
I liked this book even though it was really different.
The language is written in somewhat of an older English. It
makes it interesting when you are reading conversations
between people, so it is pretty cool. The beginning chapters
really introduces the story to you and gives the reader
enough background to support the plot. One of my favorite
things were the maps and graphs that were randomly placed
throughout the book. I was pleased to see that there were
several newspaper articles and letters in this story. They
brought a new look on the events that were taking place.
Overall, the ending pulled the whole story together and
finished it off with what it deserved. I recommend this book
to anyone interesting in reading something different because
it was really unique.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
United States of America