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Friday, April 13, 2012

Review: Unforsaken by Sophie Littlefield

Unforsaken by Sophie Littlefield. The Companion Novel to Banished.

Unforsaken by Sophie Littlefield

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 2011
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780385738545

Review: A girl who can make zombies is not a person who you would think to be average. The book Unforsaken by Sophie Littlefield is a sequel to the book Banished. The author of this series is one of the best. She has the capability to stay on task while getting off task. Having characters in a book with a comedic dialogue always adds humor to the book, but they also help by giving supporting detail.

Hailey Tarbell is a typical sixteen year-old girl, if typical included healing powers to make zombies. Healing is one of the talents that Hailey had; she can heal anyone from damage as long as it wasn't too late. Hailey is one of those who were a descendant of the Banished, a group of ancients who had powers that weren't known to the world. Hailey, for once, can have a chance to actually have a normal life. She has gone through the worst and is now with her Aunt Prairie and her little brother, Chub. She also had a secret boyfriend, one who lived in Chicago named Kaz who is also among the Banished, pretty far away from Milwaukee. One day when Hailey went to go pick up Chub from his daycare, he was kidnapped. She goes to find her aunt and see if she knows where he is, but she is gone to. Will she ever find out what happened to her family? Is her family even alive? Thoughts are racing through her head; she knows she is running out of time. She looks at her comfortable house, and then to the open road which didn't put her mind at ease. Her mind is going to erupt with the thoughts going through her head. She knew there was only one way to find out if they were alive, and so, the clock started ticking.

I personally love Unforsaken. It is a book that can be described as a drama. This book involves a lot of critical events that when you are reading, has much suspense. This was a book that I picked up and never put it back down. The only part about these books is that it should be read in a series. I started with the second book and got slightly confused so I had to go back to the first book but once you know background detail, you can understand a lot more. This is a book I personally enjoy reading, and it is one that I keep on my bookshelf.

Review written by Max (7th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Unforsaken for this review.

Have you read Unforsaken? How would you rate it?

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