Sylo by D.J. MacHale.
Publication Date: July 2013
List Price: $17.99
Review: It all started on a small island called Pemberwick off the coast of Maine. Sylo is the first book of what would make a fantastic new series. D.J. MacHale, who has written a number of other good books, is the author. The main characters are Tucker Pierce, Quinn, and Tori Sleeper.
So as I said before the story takes place on the small island of Pemberwick just a few miles off the coast of Maine. Tucker has lead a normal life by most standards. He is on the back seat of his life always thinking that there is always tomorrow. That is until a mysterious group of the U.S military shows up on the island and as people begin dying mysteriously, Tucker realizes that tomorrow may never come. So Tucker, Tori, and Quinn start searching for the truth.
Overall I think book is a masterpiece of art, which blends all the elements of a great story together seamlessly. One of those things being its descriptiveness; it uses a dictionary's worth of descriptive vocabulary. When the author is relating a plan that Tucker and his friends are making, he uses so much description that the reader feels like he is part of the story, alive and breathing in the piece of writing. Another aspect that the author did well was to make an action packed, fast-paced story. And the thing about this is that he made the story go by faster but he kept it together using details and transitions to the max. This story is generally geared toward kids ages 10 and up who like action and adventure type books.
So please try this book out; I hope that you like Sylo; because I really did!
Review written by Mark (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Sylo for this review.
Have you read Sylo? How would you rate it?