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Ship of Souls by [Elliott, Zetta]
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Product Details

  • File Size: 334 KB
  • Print Length: 141 pages
  • Publisher: Skyscape (February 28, 2012)
  • Publication Date: February 28, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Y0BYA6
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I don't usually read young adult books, but decided to take a chance when offered the book by the publisher. Ship of Souls is a short book, only 120 pages in print. The author starts with a good premise. We are introduced to D, aka Dmitri, an 11 year-old boy who has recently lost his mother to cancer, been placed in foster care and starts a new school. D is a good kid, polite to his elders and a math whiz. When he is asked to tutor the school's top basketball player, he meets Keem and then Nyla, a tough young girl with loads of self-confidence. The three of them quickly form a friendship. That friendship is tested when D is chosen as a host for a strange bird with an agenda.

While I did enjoy reading how the author wove the history of the African Burial Ground into this paranormal story, I didn't believe some of the reactions from the kids. It seems like they take all the strange events of glowing/talking birds, a rock monster and being pulled into an underground realm of supernatural, with ease/acceptance instead of being terrified. There was a lot of buildup to the finale which was over much too quickly. Ms. Elliott has a good imagination, but this story left me flat and wondering, "Is that all?"

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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This book is very promising, but I will confess right upfront I was disappointed in its lack of depth. It isn't that I was expecting an adult book, as I recently finished Ship Breaker, another young adult novel. It wasn't that the world wasn't realistic; I could clearly picture all the locations although I've never been to Brooklyn. It wasn't that the characters weren't intriguing, they were. The book just ended too quickly. The mystery had a long build-up, all during which I was interested, and then it ended so fast I didn't know what happened. I actually paged back to see if I had skipped a few pages in my reading. It just all tied up too quickly and easily, which seems to be like a new author's mistake. I think there is a lot of promise in this author and I'd like to see what else she produces.

It is great to read a fantasy novel with non-traditional characters. Without coming across as forced, the author managed to incorporate a great deal of diversity - not just that the characters were people of color - they also included an orphan, a Muslim, and a really interesting "alternative" girl (she denied being a goth but you get the idea.) It would be cool if it brought the genre exposure outside of its normal readers. The characters were actually great and I bet the author could turn this into a series. It would be - like so many series - the sort of thing where people say "You've got to read X - only the first book isn't really good."
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Realistic characters, fantastic imaginative mission.

Our main character is D, who is an orphan after his mother died of cancer. His foster mother is good to him, but D is lonely, especially when his foster mom takes in a very high-maintenance infant ('crack baby'.) D makes his first friend, pleasant, fun, Nyla who is also beautiful. wisdom.

D is great at math, and is hired to tutor one of the most popular kids at school, Hakeem. Hakeem's love is basketball, and he has his eye on Nyla. Neither guy complains when she decides she likes being friends with both of them. Now D's adventures include his friends.

He shows them his biggest secret: a bird that isn't a bird -- it can talk, take on different shapes, and has a lot of wisdom. The bird is here to help the GOOD African souls of soldiers of the civil war home to their resting place. Before that can happen, the ANGRY souls take an interest in D, so Nyla and Hakeem become key to D's survival and the "bird's" successful mission.
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I loved the idea behind Ship of Souls, however I thought the author did little to develop it properly, thus leaving the impression of a story that merely scratches the surface of a really good tale. I found the writing to be flat and uninspired, and the plot to be muddled in spots and cliche ridden in others. I enjoyed D as a character, but more attention needed to paid to all the other characters in the book so they could break free of their stereotypes. The dialogue was often stilted and I often found myself wishing for more- more descriptions, more information, more emotions, more finesse - just more of everything that could have helped this story flow smoothly and create some actual suspense amidst what could have been some very exciting adventure.

This is a very short tale that might find a home among young adult reluctant readers, although I think even they will find themselves ultimately unsatisfied.
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This is a very good story. It has supernatural elements, it has a spunky kid and it has history. All of this lends itself to a great story. We meet a young man whose mom has died and has been put into the system. He is living with a foster mom when something strange happens. He meets a talking bird who wants him to do something for him. We follow the tale to its conclusion and here is where I have my only complaint, the story is to short and is a very short read.

That being said, it is the perfect length for young readers. If you are not a young reader then you will wonder what the heck just happened. It just started and now it is over.

Anyway, give it a chance, you will enjoy it.
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