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The Resisters #1: The Resisters Library Binding – April 26, 2011
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From the Author
A Letter from Author Eric Nylund
Video Games and a Gateway to Reading
One of the bugs had to be the largest rhinoceros beetle that ever existed. It stood upright, fifteen feet tall on its oversized, spike-encrusted hind legs. Its head curved up to form two barbed horns.
About the Author
Eric Nylund is a New York Times bestselling and World Fantasy Award nominated author. He has written science fiction and fantasy novels, comic books, and has helped make many blockbuster video games.
Eric has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in chemistry. He graduated from the prestigious Clarion West Writer’s Workshop in 1994.
He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family.
You can learn more about Eric at www.ericnylund.net.
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Top customer reviews
This book is targeted at the pre-puberty adolescent, in the novel, their youth enables them to do what the adults can't do.
An action packed video game could be easily based on the various insect-like creatures and their battles.
The novel deals with the events of a few days during which our hero goes from Joe Average athletic star to promising junior resistance member.
My problem with the book is that it ends at the first arc of the story, it is as if the first Star Wars movie ended after Luke left Tatooine.
As such, I felt grossly overcharged for the book.
That said, we agreed on the following:
- Story starts off with battle-suits used for middle-school soccer competition. Okay...that worked for us. Made it interesting with good action.
- Then suddenly character is kidnapped (sorry if you find this a spoiler) and it makes little sense for a while why. Also we don't have all the people in this kid's life who would be wondering what happened to him? It wasn't an easy transition, but a forced situation to get protagonist out of normal environment into something very different.
- This book was like reading an arcade game. For a quick 200 page, this action-based story will appeal to many readers. But, we all know 9 of 10 young boys would rather play a video game than read a book, so this may be a compromise.
- I agree with the other reviewer that The Hunger Games series is a good example of not dumbing down the dialogue for the age group, whereas this book seemed beneath the targeted market.
- This is a cliff hanger! Don't expect to find any resolution here as this is NOT a standalone novel. So if you or your young person can't wait for the sequel then sorry. . .you'll have to wait possibly a year
- Battle suits, aliens, giant bugs = what more could a young boy want? Uh...well, that depends on the reader.
- Age appropriate? There is the thrill of the main character wanting to hold the girl's hand. Also, there is some name calling like "stupid" and "dummy". That may be important to some parents.
- This books is very, very light on any characterization as it's all about the action, so don't expect much here in that category.
OVERALL: An entertaining, light read that my 7th grader and I both felt was a good start to a series but at the same time we could take it or leave it.
I personally don't like starting a book unless the entire series is out or I know it's a standalone story, but neither is the case here, yet.
Reads for this age group my kid and I liked a bit better were:
The Magnificent 12: The Call
The River Kings' Road: A Novel of Ithelas
Mister Monday (Keys to the Kingdom, Book 1)