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Flynn's Log 1: Rescue Island Kindle Edition
The world is in trouble and needs a Minecraft hero.
Flynn, a hacker, enters a familiar but changing video game world where something goes terribly wrong.
Flynn gets stuck inside the game! His memory is lost and the dangers he faces are real. The game world evolves introducing new dangers and creatures that Flynn has never seen before. An intelligent creature comes to his aid, but can Flynn trust this digital being?
About the Flynn's Log series: In the near future, video games begin to change and evolve. Random bits of data create a virtual intelligence that takes over the digital world. A digital crisis is born, bringing the real world to a halt. The only person who can save the world is Flynn, but he needs help from his friends, the Hackers.
“In short, this is a great read: ingenious set-up, exciting plot and strong characters.”
“It was great! My son really loved it! He is eagerly waiting for the next one! He read it many times and every time he enjoyed the book.”
“My non-reader asked if I would buy this for him. I couldn't have been happier. He really enjoyed it and I REALLY enjoyed the fact that he didn't put it down until he was finished.”
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In turn, Nabru becomes involved in the incredible adventures, adding his thoughts and perspectives. The ideas and stories of Nabru are the seeds of the amazing books that have become this series.Connect with Stone: StoneMarshall.com/contact --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00JOUMLYU
- Publisher : Stone Marshall Publishing; Edition 2.0 (April 14, 2014)
- Publication date : April 14, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1278 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 161 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #28,149 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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That said, I have split my review into two parts. The first part is my review, the second, my son's.
I think this book was boring. Boring, boring, boring, boring, boring. It was an internal monologue about a guy who is all of a sudden stuck in an 8-bit videogame and has a slew of tiny little conflicts throughout. I actually give the author a great deal of credit as the conflicts span both internal and external using source material that is just a sandbox type videogame - a videogame with no plot. The game is cool, but the book is really what it says - a log of things he does. Hey, it gets kids to read, it gets kids interested in building things and using their imagination, but boy, every time my kid asked me to read it to him I felt like I wanted to take a pair of pliers and tug out a molar to have some sort of sensory feedback in my bonding experience with him. It was already nighttime. I got snoozy. The only redeeming part of the book were some small (and impressively off-brand original) illustrations that broke up the monotony. I wish there were more, and that they were larger.
In short, I will be approaching the rest of the series by telling my kid that that was a one-off book in hopes he never finds the kindle store. I never want to read one of these again.
HIS REVIEW: I mean, the kid loved it. This book was literally like Minecraft gold (or redstone, or lava, or whatever the equivalent is in-game) for my kid, and he ate up the process, the listing, the cataloging, and the drama (there was drama?) of this little book. He looked forward to reading this more than many other books in recent memory, and he would be incredibly engaged every minute of the narrative. It was a log, there was listing, it was boring, but man, my kid loved it.
I am giving this three stars - because I would give it one, and my kid would give it five, and I am not the intended audience at all but I am also skeptical of the overall quality of the book/narrative even though it kept him entertained. Will I be getting the rest of the series? I will avoid it for as long as I possibly can, but at the same rate I also managed to skip the summaries of the rest of the series at the end of the book "by accident" so my kid doesn't know they exist.
...I am a monster
I haven’t played Minecraft (and I’m afraid to start; it might become addictive and cause me to waste a lot of time), but from Marshall’s description of it in his children’s novel Rescue Island: Flynn’s Log 1, it sounds like it operates under the same principles. The characters battle monsters, eat food provided by the digital world to restore their lives, and collect items necessary for survival or extra protection. The novel revolves around a hacker known as Flynn. Flynn has no memory of his previous life as he finds that he is a digital character in Minecraft. He battles giant spiders, hunts and fishes for food, and builds shelter. His only companion is an ocelot named Verve (and later, Verve’s daughter Khan). Soon, he finds out that it is his destiny to connect the digital and the physical worlds, and is unsure of how to do that.
If there is a secret to getting kids engaged in reading, I think Marshall has it. Marshall seems to understand that you have to write around kids’ interest and not try to enforce outdated, archaic material on them. I hope elementary schools are beating down Marshall’s door to buy the book. If there were more novels like Rescue Island, then schools wouldn’t struggle so much to get kids to read. I will be ordering a copy for my daughter. If you have a child age 5-12, I highly recommend this as a must-read. I also think adolescents and adults would enjoy this whimsical but action-packed novel as well.
The best thing I can say about this book is that it gave my daughter the desire to learn to read. I am a homeschooling parent and I was honestly afraid my daughter would hate reading for her entire life. And then I found this book. I started reading it to her, hoping against hope to ignite a fire for books in her. That was two months ago. Now she is reading it to me (re-reading). Two months ago, I was lucky to get her to read an early reader book, and because of this one I have a girl who loves a good story and is happy to learn to read it for herself.
That is the best thing I can say as a mom, author, and reader. As a reviewer, I think this story is fantastic, the characters and plot draw you in and let you escape into a world full of mystery, surprise, danger, and adventure. it is well written and a highlight of elementary/middle-grade reads.
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When the main character ,Flynn , is in danger you really feel like you're running along side him. And when a friend of his perishes you can feel the loss of that character to.
I recommend this book to every MC Player as you will laugh and you will learn.
and would love to read the second one.
(I'm looking for the next book but sadly can't find it.)
P.S sorry this review is so short.