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The Journey (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #2)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  9,522 Ratings  ·  373 Reviews

In the second installment of this enchanting series, Soren begins to discover his own inner powers as he and the other young owls embark on a mystical quest to become true Ga'Hoolian owls.

ebook, 260 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Scholastic, Inc. (first published July 31st 2003)
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Yeah.... so, I had hoped that the second book in the series would start to bring up my opinion of the story, but it didn't. I have a lot of complaints with this one.

This is definitely written for the wrong audience.
As I said previously, I really think this book suffers for its audience. There's a paradox in the subject matter; on the one hand, Lasky wants to deal with themes such as Stockholm Syndrome, cannibalism, and child soldiers, but at the same time, she has to write these themes so they'r
entah kenapa, kok ada rasa tokoh2 harry potter ya...

soren: harry potter
twilight: ron
ezylryb: mad-eye moody
otulissa: gabungan hermione (jawab2 pertanyaan) & draco malfoy (bangga2in noble lines)

hehehe...don't take it seriously...itu hanya perasaan empedalku saja!
Steven R. McEvoy
May 01, 2012 Steven R. McEvoy rated it it was amazing
This second book in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole was just as good as the first. Continuing directly from the first, it is the story of our band of owls' journey from the Desert of Kuneer through the Beeks and on to the great Ga'Hoole tree on the island of Hoole. Once they arrive at the great tree, it is even more than the expected. All the legends or myths they had heard as young owls are true. The four friends live together in the same hollow but they are tapped(selected) to train for different sp ...more
Apr 02, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The journey of Soren and his band of friends continues in The Journey. (kinda fitting, don't you think?) But things just never seem to be going as well for Soren as he would like. His family is still missing, he knows his brother tried to kill him, he knows he will never see his sister again, and he gets stuck with a creepy instructor. Yea...the great Hoole empire is not quite what Soren was hoping for. Excitement! Adventure! Rescues! That is what this place is all about, isn't it? All the stori ...more
*Did not finish--Rating based on what I did read* Couldn't get past the first four or five chapters. I was really turned off by one of the sections that was way too violent and gory for a children's book, IMO. (It involved owls killing a bobcat and was utterly horrible!) Furthermore, I despised the way the owls seemed to think certain creatures were "less than" others; perhaps this is rectified later in the book but many of the characters that seemed endearing in the first book started to get on ...more
Oct 21, 2016 Kade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really love this series and want to continue reading it. This book is basically about four owls, Soren (Main Character), Gylifie, Twilight, and Digger try to find a tree called: "The Great Ga'Hoole Tree" only spoken of in legends. They eventually make it there after a lot of work and are put into groups that support the tree called: Chaws. Soren is put in a double chaw with a creepy owl who is leader of the weather chaw. Soren eventually gets used to the creepy owl but while Twilight and Digge ...more
Lars Guthrie
Not quite as enthralling as the first in the series, but that's because Lasky has a lot of set-up work to do, once her band of young owls arrives at Ga'hoole. In other words, this looks like a series where you really do have to read sequentially. Certainly this volume would be confusing without having read the first, and now that I am on number three, 'The Rescue,' I am seeing that pattern repeated. And as a young reader more tolerant of exposition pointed out to me, there are quite a few import ...more
Jun 25, 2009 Annamarie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lanni
Recommended to Annamarie by: Sequel
Shelves: own, series, ya-series, fantasy
Soren, Gylfie, Digger and Twilight have become much more than best friends. They are in search of the legendary Great Ga'Hoole Tree together with Mrs. Plithiver who was Soren's blind nest maid snake. They have to let other owls know the dangers of St. Aggies. They feel the need to take up the mantle of Noble Knighthood of Ga'Hoole to protect other owls from a fate that they managed to escape. This not just about the journey to the tree but also the journey of friendship and how they compliment e ...more
Really good writing. Really good style. Really good plot. Really good humor. Really good.
But why am i rating it three stars if i thinks it's so good?
You have asked a very good question.
And at the moment, in order to fulfill your question of interest with the most true, sensible, simple, utter way possible would be to simply and cordially state, quite truly:
Oct 17, 2016 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
Soren and his friends journey to the great Ga'Hoole tree. Finding it is not easy, but after overcoming a variety of challenges, they finally make it. At the great Ga'Hoole tree, they are to learn new skills and are assigned a ryb (teacher) and group. Twilight, Digger and Gylfie are all pleased with the tasks they are assigned but Soren is troubled by his. Slowly, he begins to see that his new assignment may be just right for him also.

(There is definitely danger and a bit of violence in this boo
Sep 23, 2010 Truly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kau akan terbang sampai ke Hoolemere.
Kau telah bertahan dari serangan burung gagak.
Kau telah terbang melintasi gurun. ....
Kau akan terbang menembus angin, menembus cahaya...
kau akan tetap terbang. Kau takkan gagal.
Kau pasti bisa menyelesaikan perjalanan ini.

Tujuan utama keempat sahabat Soren, Gylfie, Twilight dan Digger sudah jelas, mencari Pohon Ga'Hoole Agung Semuanya demi menciptakan keamanan dan ketentraman di dunia burung hantu. Ditemani oleh Mrs Plithiver, ular tua pelayan-sarang keluar
Michelle E.
A very intriguing read, even though this is labeled a "child's" book. The story is written rather well; I always wanted to know what would happen next,and the characters are very likable. My only problem with this book, that became more apparent here than in the first book, is that the owls use very human words and explanations for almost everything. One owl, Twilight, also uses the word person in a sentence several time: To paraphrase Twilight, "It's enough to make a person exhausted" or someth ...more
Ahfie Rofi
Jun 07, 2012 Ahfie Rofi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Setelah bertemu Digger, Soren dan kawan-kawan terbang menuju pohon Ga’Hoole Agung di siang hari. Lalu mereka diserang gerombolan burung gagak. Akhirnya mereka berhasil lolos meski salah satu sayap Digger terluka. Mereka sampai di lubang pohon cemara besar dan di sana Mrs Plithiver merawat luka Digger.

Selesai beristirahat, mereka melanjutkan perjalanan melalui jalur Sungai Hoole. Tampak kepulan asap di tengah hutan yang membumbung ke atas. Mereka mendatanginya, dan setelah sampai di depan mulut g
Jan 11, 2011 Marchel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: remaja, terjemahan, fiksi
Buku kedua dari Guardians of Ga'Hoole.

Cerita tentang 4 petualang 4 petualang burung hantu muda ^_^, Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, n Digger, berlanjut.

Cerita mengenai usaha mereka menemukan pulau tempat pohon Ga'Hoole berada, cerita mengenai kejadian-kejadian setelah mereka menemukan tempat itu.

Cerita ini benar-benar membuat gw "melambung" jauh, n sayang rasanya untuk berhenti membaca cerita ini (selesai pas jam 01.00 WIB ^_^) Serasa jadi burung hantu ^_^. Mimpi indah deh gw...

Ga serem, tapi
Kann Spoiler bezüglich des ersten Teils enthalten!

Die Reise zum Großen Ga’Hoole Baum geht weiter. Soren, Gylie, Morgengrau, Digger und Mrs. Plithiver sind entschlossen, sich den edlen Rittern anzuschließen. Doch auch, wenn sie den Weg dorthin zu kennen glauben, ist die Reise nicht leicht.

Mir gefallen die verschiedenen Hindernisse, auf die Soren und seine Freunde treffen. Zu Beginn hatte ich die Befürchtung, dass die ganze Wanderung, die abenteuerliche Suche, gar keine Rolle spielen wür
Karen Huang
Dec 13, 2014 Karen Huang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a bit less interesting then what I assumed it was going to be but it was a good book. Although the random part where Eglantine randomly snaps out of the trance she was in went really fast. She didn't even question why she was at the Great Ga'hoole tree. After all she did have a case of gizzlemia so she couldn't feel anything. I feel like the author just figured that since it was near the end of the book, she had to rush the ending and make it really short. I have read the books aft ...more
Alexa Ayana
Setelah berhasil melarikan diri dari para penculiknya yang gemar mencuci otak, Soren dan Gylfie berjuang untuk kembali pulang ke rumah keluarganya. Di perjalanan mereka berjumpa dengan teman-teman baru Twilight dan Digger dari jenis burung hantu yang berbeda di habitatnya(ini ilmu anak-anak hihihi).
Ada momen patah hati saat burung-burung muda ini berusaha untuk pulang ke rumah yang sudah tak ada. Saat itulah mereka memutuskan untuk mencari sebuah tempat legenda, dimana semua butung hantu diterim
Dec 14, 2009 Jon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-alouds, 2009
This is a clever story with a classic good verses evil plot. The characters of the story are young owls who have been orphaned and are now joining forces with an ancient order of owls (The Guardians of Ga'hoole) who rise each night to perform noble deeds and battle evil in the world. The young owls have much to learn about what noble deeds are and what it takes to be noble and to battle evil.

I have been reading this series aloud with my eleven year old. It has been entertaining.
Christine C
I absolutely detest battle chants, songs, and poems now. And I'm learning to hate the audio book reader because of the constant squeaky voices and thinking they have an amazing singing voice.
This book is bordering on the line of drop the books. Had I not purchased the entire series, I'd not move on to book three. Character development was less here. Flat, no advancement, no development. Tons of detail on some things, lackluster an blah on others. The constant referral to terminology is more dis
Mar 16, 2015 Janita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was definitely my favourite book of the series when I was reading them all those years ago when they first came out. I love these cute coming of age stories (owl version!) where the characters go to some kind of awesome boarding school (in this case the Ga'Hoole Tree) and learn more about themselves by challenging their thinking and way of life. A huge recommend to any Middle Grade readers for its moral and educational content.
2.5 ...more
Jan 17, 2014 Georgy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the first book was better, The Journey didnt grab my attention as much as the Capture
The title of the book is The Journey, and the author is Kathrine lasky. The main characters are Soren, glyfie, twilight, and digger. The theme is fantasy.The book is about the way to the great gahool tree. Do they make it?
The owls were going to the great ga'hoole tree but they got caught up in the wonderful forests, they had the best voles they ever eaten there. Will they make it to the great ga'hoole tree? Read to decide.
What I thought about this book was it was a good book, in the first book,
Mar 27, 2014 Nikoleta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Ναιιι... η καινούρια μου μανία με τις κουκουβάγιες συνεχίζεται! Το αγάπησα και αυτό το βιβλίο αν και παρουσιάζει τις αγαπημένες μου κουκουβαγίτσες ως κοινωνία που είναι γενικά πολύ σνομπ απέναντι σε ολα τα άλλα είδη του ζωικού βασιλίου!
Feb 28, 2009 Hannah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book wasn't the best guardians book, at all. It is worth reading, because if you skip it and go on to the 3rd book you will be so completely and utterly confused it's not even funny. The rest of the series is completely worth it, and it's a quick read anyways.
Oct 13, 2016 Aubrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The novel The Journey by Kathryn Lasky tells the story of owls from a small tree that want to find the Ga-Hole so the can become real hero owls. The story is that the owls hear about the Ga-hole owls who do good deeds every night and the owls also want to do good deeds so they fly away from their nest to go to the Ga-Hole and they have a long journey until they get there and eventually start training to become Ga-Hole owls. Overall, I thought the book was very realistic and fantasized. The chara ...more
Jeremy Gallen
Aug 01, 2016 Jeremy Gallen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the first sequel of the main series of author Kathryn Lasky’s Guardians of Ga’Hoole, the owls Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger go to the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, where they receive training from its elders, Soren finding a mentor and a returning character. Before the fabled Tree, they stay with a company of Sooty Owls, encounter the peril of the Mirror Lakes, and deal with a winter atmosphere beyond said Lakes. The latter part sees an influx to the Great Ga’Hoole Tree of owls injured in combat ...more
Dec 12, 2010 Kayla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book also. And I can't wait to go out and get the rest of the series. :-)
Judine Brey
Jun 29, 2016 Judine Brey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
The middle of the book, which showed the four young owlets traveling to the Great Ga'Hoole tree, moved a little slowly. Meeting the arctic birds was an interesting sidetrack, but it was hard to see the purpose of it, other than comic relief. Also, once the birds arrive at Ga'Hoole with Mrs. Plithiver, I kept waiting to have something significant happen. Rather than being a complete novel with a beginning and an end, this book felt more like a "place-holder" novel, giving us information for the n ...more
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Kathryn Lasky is the American author of many critically acclaimed books, including several Dear America books, several Royal Diaries books, 1984 Newbery Honor winning Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.
She was born June 24, 1944, and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is married to Christopher Knight, with whom she lives in Massachusetts.

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Other Books in the Series

Guardians of Ga'Hoole (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #1)
  • The Rescue (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #3)
  • The Siege (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #4)
  • The Shattering (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #5)
  • The Burning (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #6)
  • The Hatchling (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #7)
  • The Outcast (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #8)
  • The First Collier (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #9)
  • The Coming of Hoole (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #10)
  • To Be a King (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #11)

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“We are the owls of the weather chaw.
We take it blistering,
We take it all.
Roiling boiling gusts,
We're the owls with the guts.
For blizzards our gizzards
Dr tremble with joy.
An ice storm, a gale, how we love blinding hail.
We fly forward and backward,
Upside down and flat.
Do we flinch? Do we wail?
Do we skitter or scutter?
No, we yarp one more pellet
And fly straight for the gutter!
Do we screech? Do we scream?
Do we gurgle? Take pause?
Not on your life!
For we are the best
Of the best of the chaws!”
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