Poison Tree by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes.
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 2012
List Price: $15.99
Review: Do you love supernatural, blood curdling, suspenseful stories about vampires and shapeshifters? Then you have to read Poison Tree by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. Sarik, a normal girl who's dad wanted her to become someone she's not is living her own life in fear. A stranger, Alysia, who can't be the person she is trying to be, tries to tell herself that she has to put her job behind her. Alysia has always tried to call herself something more than a mortal.Both Sarik and Alysia must handle the situation and decide what price must be paid about what happened on a stormy night.
Throughout the whole book, Sarik and Alysia both face their own problems. For Sarik, being a shapeshifter can't be easy. She sees her own sister get killed right in front of her and then watches her dead human body just lay there hopelessly. A few other characters pop up throughout the book and tell their stories. Alysia even gets back in touch with an old friend, Christian, who tries to help her with her problems. At the end of the book Sarik also runs into someone familiar. You'll just have to read and find out what happens!
Poison Tree is not my favorite book, but I liked it. I thought the book was a little slow for me but it does keep the suspense flowing. If you are like me and read a lot of supernatural type books, then it may interest you. This book is appropriate for kids ages 11+ because It describes very graphic scenes and has mild language. Some people may be able to relate to this book because the main characters face their own personal problems. I give this book 3.5 stars out of 5, because like I said, I thought it was a little slow but still likeable. All in all, Poison Tree is an enjoyable book and I think many people will enjoy it. Go grab a copy today!
Review written by Morgan (6th grade student).
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