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Amanda's Book Review for the Beasties
on March 21, 2000
The Beasties was a book that had many good and bad things about it. For example some good things were that William Sleator used good detail, description, setting, and imagination. He used great detail when he described the was the Beasties looked. How they had distinct features and at times almost transparent skin. He also described the tunnels that the Beasties lived in with vines coming in and out of the walls and roots twisting around on the ground and ceiling. I think he chose a great setting because to me underground seems like a dark, mysterious, and sometimes even scary place. To me this fits the Beasties perfectly because I think they seem like dark, mysterious, secretive, and at times scary creatures. Some bad things about this book are how at times it was very slow and didn't have much action. For example at the beginning it seemed to take a while for things to get started. This again happened during the middle of the book, except this time it took a while for some good action to start. I also disliked the ending a lot. Beasties was already a very unrealistic book and the event that happens at the end makes the book even more unrealistic. Also the ending occurred to soon. As soon as the big event at the end of the book the bok was ended. I wish the author would have explained what happened to the characters after the big event and told what happened to them in the future. I also would have liked this book a whole lot better if it was a lot more scary and not so unrealistic. I recommend this book to people who like stories that are quickly ended and people who like science fiction books. I also recommend this book to people who don't like scary books. At the beginning of the book the Beasties seem scary as well as the entire book, but once you keep reading the book it becomes less and less scary. I love scary books so this didn't help to interest me anymore in reading and finishing the book. People who don't mind about books being scary or not would not be affected by this. Therefore go on and read the book!