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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  3,876 ratings  ·  352 reviews
Jade, Opale ja Ambre saavat 14-vuotissyntymäpäivänään tietää, että heille on jo muinaisissa kirjoituksissa osoitettu suuri tehtävä. Tytöt kohtaavat toisensa ensimmäistä kertaa Valtakunnan vanhimman puun luona ja lähtevät arkailematta matkaan. Kullakin tytöistä on mukanaan vain musta samettipussukka, jossa on jokaisen nimen mukainen jalokivi. Ennuskiviä koskettaessaan tytöt ...more
Hardcover, 339 pages
Published January 2005 by Gummerus (first published 2002)
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Amber
My faith in the public's ability to choose good literature has been completely destroyed by this book. Written by a 15 year old French writer, I cannot believe it has been published in multiple languages, and that it's average review is nearly a four. You must be kidding. The writing is incredibly stilted (I am feeling a great deal of pity for Middle School English teachers, if this passes for "really good" teen writing), and the plot has so many holes that it isn't even coherent in places. Near ...more
Veronica Morfi
Jade, Opal and Amber are three totally different girls.

Jade is rich living with her father, spends half her time daydreaming, and the other half landed in reality.

Opal is living in with her aunts in a normal town, with everyday-life destroying her fantasy.

Amber is poor living with her sick mother, with her mind never in the real life, always dreaming.

They all have the same birth day, and when they turn 14 their parents tell them they are adopted and give them their birth stones. After that they
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Kinga
Sep 05, 2011 Kinga rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids 9-12
I first read this when I was 10 or 11, and rather liked it (probably partly because it was written by a teen, and I also want to be an author), so much so that when I saw it available in the used book store I shop at frequently a year or two later, I bought it. When I googled the book to learn more about the author, I was pretty surprised to find out that it had mainly negative reviews.

For the intended audience of ages 9-12, it is certainly an entertaining read (for example, I loved the idea of
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Elaine
This book was quite lacking, to say the least. The characters were underdeveloped, the plot was a little shaky and the two or three instances of love at first sight were what really made reading this book a chore. I think that there were some very good ideas and parts in this book, but the writing just wasn't very good. Honestly, I was relieved when I finished it.
Tynnika
It was actually a giant fluke that I found this book. When I got to libraries and can't find anything to read I generally stand in front of a shelf, close my eyes and pull out a random book. This was how I found the Prophcey of the Gems. Just looking at the cover I thought it was a bit.. Childish, maybe? I don't know. But I still borrowed it out and read it. I loved it. Truly, I did. The suspense, intrigue and fantasy that came with the book had me hooked. The language Flavia uses made me feel l ...more
Carrie
I picked this book up in the kids' section at Barnes and Noble a couple of years back. I remember reading it and thinking, "Is this the best she can do?"

This story follows the tale of three totally different girls as they a) find these strange gems, b) quarrel non-stop about nothing at all, c) fall in love with completely irrational men over the course of just a few hours, and d) fight the oh-so-scary villain whose purpose is unclear. Along the way, they run into crabby old ladies, orc-like min
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Mike
What the fuck?

I mean, what the fuck?

I'm not sure I've ever read a book this terrible before. The only one that could possibly be as bad as this one is Trapped by Michael Northrop. And even then, it's close. This is very close to the worst book I've ever read. I have so many issues with it that I'm afraid I'm going to forget some. But, here we go. Here is a list of things that made this a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad reading experience:

Black-and-white morality
I'm not sure if this is the
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~Megan~
This review has some spoilers, but if you haven't read this book, you may not understand everything I'm saying. Even if you have read it, you may not understand me...:)

Um...uh...well...I finished reading this a few days ago, and I'm still trying to figure out what the point of it was. I can't believe that this girl is a 'literary sensation'!
Perhaps it lost something in the translation from French, though. My dad says that in French, flowery language actually sounds good. I don't mind descriptiv
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April
All of my reviews are spoiler free (unless stated otherwise) so you can go ahead and read my review!

First things first, I just want to point out that the author of this book first started writing it when she was 12 and by the time she was 14, it was a published book. Just let that sink in for a moment..........

WOW. The fact that a 12 year old can come up with such a cool idea and then put pen to paper and create a 400+ page book that is good enough to be published just blows my mind!

This is onl
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bookczuk
If you come to this book expecting great literature, or the next epic fantasy novel, you'll be disappointed. But if you come to it to read a story written by a thirteen year old girl who loves to write and has a healthy mix of creativity and imagination in her life, you'll probably be pleased with what you find. I've certainly read less solid works by adults. Sure there may be holes in the plot, or some other problems in the writing, but the story works just fine. The plot is pretty straightforw ...more
Trish
How much was lost or added in translation? The writing is both mature (for a 12-year-old) and blatant fairy princess fodder. I listened to the audio book with the children whenever we got in the car and I felt it was entertaining enough. The reader made all kinds of voices and I felt she did a good job even though her male characters sounded lazy, like surfer dudes.

I don't mean to criticize, but the best thing about this book is that it was written by a pre-teen. She was patient and tried to pu
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Debbie Hazeleger
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Shreya Rajhans
WHAT WAS THIS?!
Yeah, and don't say it was a BOOK.The author Miss Bujor( hey I'm younger than her) does have a creative spark and a good concept but I think she just failed to execute it properly. Or at least it didn't appeal to me. I think I'm in minority here when I say this so if you liked this book.....GREAT I have no problem whatsoever with that and this is just my opinion on the BOOK.
First of all I find it CONVENIENT how they are all named Jade, Opal, and Amber AND the stones they get are
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Becca
Imagine a world in a parallel universe, where everything is owned and monitered by the shadowy 'Council of Twelve'
Three very different girls from three very different lives are brought together by the mysterious fate that changes everything, starting on the night of their fourteenth birthday. Suddenly, their lives are intertwined by 'The Prophecy' something so old and so important that it's secret is always guarded by the Council of Twelve. Why? Because it reveals the truth about Fairytale, the
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karupinx
I was expecting a good read since I was hearing all these positive reviews about this book but I was extremely disappointed. And since appalled may be too strong of a word, I will just say that I was also unhappy with what I found. The story isn't too bad but this book itself was poorly written. I don't want to say that it's because a teen wrote it since I know that there are many talented teen authors out there, but you can definitely tell that the author was inexperienced. The writing was horr ...more
Michelle
I randomly picked this book off the shelf and read the book note by the publisher. The author is 15 from Romania...he said "Once in a while a book emerges that is a truly captivating blend of adventure, powerful emotion and sensitivity, a novel that is going to be cherished for many years." I decided I HAD to read it...

Okay, so I am finished and was amazed that a 14 year old wrote it...there was some vocab I had to look up. :) I didn't give it a 5 because I felt that some of the conflicts were t
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Grace
I'm sure if this book had been written by an adult it never would have been published. I suppose it's well written for a teen, but as a teen myself, I know several people who could write books that were much more imaginative and well written. I'm not sure if the writing was so stilted in the original French, but even if it wasn't, the plot was still boring and predictable. I found this book very disappointing. This book was pretty good for being written by a fourteen year old, but not good enoug ...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
it was okay. not much to say about it. it was written by some french fourteen-year-old who claims to have written it within sixth months (if that is true, it explains why it isn't very good). disorganized plot, bland characters, didn't make much sense. i felt like the author was totally overcomplicating the plot, with like five stories going on at once. not very good. i wish i could find a good book written by a teen author, since i want to become one. lol.
Samantha
Aug 27, 2014 Samantha marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
I tried my very best to give this book a fair chance. However, I found it very tiresome and the plot didn't seem to flow well. The three "characters" had no demensions or depth, except for their financial statuses in life.

The chapters were long and seemed to remain on one subject, barely moving forward until the next "chapter", which I also found most unbearable. I gave up on this book half way through, and do not intend to return to it.
Barbara
Jun 27, 2010 Barbara rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: aspiring preteen girl writers
Boring, repetitive, desperately in need of some direction. This was a big hit in Europe and young preteens will love it because it was written by a young lady who has been mentioned as somewhere between 12 and 14 years old. However, I had to drag myself through it. I'm not even sure why I bothered. Three girls discover they have a similar destiny and reluctantly embark upon a quest to save their world. Yadda yadda.
Magda
It isn't often that I come across my mother-in-law's maiden name, so I thought I'd give this book a try. And it was definitely trying. I looked up the author and discovered that she was young (not quite "The Young Visiters" young, but still) and managed to forgive many of the bizarre pieces in the story as simply immature. ... But I don't think I'd be willing to read this again.
Kae
... lost in translation?

I feel that that is what must have happened here. This book was terrible, I had to force myself through it. The plot it cliche to the extreme, the dialogue unwitty, the characters two dimensional, not to mention complete beeotches.

I think that must of this was lost in translation... because if it wasn't, then this is complete crap.
Elizabeth
Even though the book is nearly 400 pages, everything felt too rushed, like Bujor was trying to write the novel too quickly, just to get it over with. Had she taken her time and gone into more detail and plot explanation, the book would have been a lot better and not so much fluff. A rather disappointing read.
Kristina
This book was written by a 15 year old, and it definitely shows. It was soooo incredibly cheesy, totally unimaginative, and not very skillfully written. I read this when I was in middle school, and even back then I thought it was silly. I'm really confused as to why everyone loves it so much.
Realteenreviews
The Gist

Opal, Amber, and Jade are three girls who come from three completely different backgrounds. Amber comes from a loving and poor family. Opal from a remote village where she doesn’t really fit in. And Jade from a palace with endless wealth and a famous father. When the girls all turn fourteen they’re told they were adopted and are then given velvet purses containing powerful stones. Jade gets jade, Amber get amber, and Opal gets an opal. They learn that they must fufill a prophecy by destr
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Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Η αλήθεια είναι πως έβλεπα πολύ καιρό το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο στο ράφι του βιβλιοπωλείου και πολύ περισσότερο, στο ράφι της δικιάς μου βιβλιοθήκης ωστόσο, πάντα κάτι μεσολαβούσε και έπαιρνε προτεραιότητα. Αυτή τη φορά όμως αντιστάθηκα στον πειρασμό να καταπιαστώ με κάποιο άλλο στη θέση του, για πολλοστή φορά, και έτσι έκανα το μεγάλο βήμα. Και όχι, δεν το μετάνιωσα καθόλου γιατί, όσο παιδικό κι αν φοβόμουν ότι μπορεί να είναι, αποδείχτηκε εξαιρετικά ευχάριστο στην ανάγνωσή του. Δεν θα ισχυριστώ φ ...more
Ashley
Over the last two years, fifteen-year-old Flavia Bujor became a media sensation around the world with her much-heralded fantasy debut, The Prophecy of theStones. The novel was published in more than twenty-one countries, and Flavia appeared in countless magazines and on television programs including The Today Show. The Prophecy of the Stones tells the story of three teenage girls-Jade, Opal, and Amber-who are chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Although strangers, they must learn to trust one ...more
Janine
Prophecy of the Stones is an oddly addicting fantasy book. This is Flavia Bujor's debut novel and it is an interesting one at that. It has an interesting format, within the one book there are two stories going on. Yes, I understand that might be a concept that's hard to wrap your brain around, but it's not as complicated as one might think. The two stories intertwine quite smoothly.

As I said there are two main stories going on and it's told from the perspective of four or more people. The smalle
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Tara
At first, this seems like the typical 'three different teenagers are chosen to fulfill a destiny' story. Once you get deeper into it, though, it transforms into an unique tale. Flavia Bujor adds complexity to the three main characters, Jade, Amber, and Opal, allowing them to become alive and relatable to the reader. The added twist of having a present day teenage girl, conveniently named Joa, gave the book more of an edge and a different viewpoint. It compels you to wonder why this angle is pres ...more
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Flavia Bujor (born August 8, 1988) is a French novelist of Romanian origin. Her first book was the children's story The Prophecy of the Stones or The Prophecy of The Gems (original title: "La Prophétie des Pierres"). She began writing this novel at the age of 12 and it became phenomanally successful and is being published in at least 24 different countries. She lived in Romania until the age of tw ...more
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