Quick Summary: Hugh Fogg’s spirit has been hanging around since 1615 in an effort to defeat the evil group that runs the world beginning with the educQuick Summary: Hugh Fogg’s spirit has been hanging around since 1615 in an effort to defeat the evil group that runs the world beginning with the education of students at the exclusive school on Stauros Island.
What I liked: I enjoyed the connections between Hugh and the other characters, both living and dead. The author weaves mystery and fantasy with paranormal, and adventure. I also liked the atmosphere of the island and the descriptions of the island. I really enjoyed the ending.
What I did not like: The beginning of the story confused me a little. It took a couple of chapters before I understood what was going on, and occasionally I had to re-read a page or two to make sure I was still on track. The action was good, but not intense.
The bottom line: I think that this will be a enjoyable for boys who enjoy mythology type books even though this is not based on Greek or Roman mythology.
Status in my library: I will put this on my list because I have many students who enjoy mythological, paranormal, and fantasy oriented books.
Rating > Overall - 4 Creativity - 4 Characters - 5 Engrossing - 3 Writing - 3 Appeal to teens - 4 Appropriate length to tell the story - 5
Content> Language - none Sexuality - a few kisses, but a surprise pregnancy Violence - some fighting, Drugs/alcohol - none
Do not buy this book if you are looking for suspense, but it is such an excellently written slice of history that even if you arVery, Very Interesting
Do not buy this book if you are looking for suspense, but it is such an excellently written slice of history that even if you aren’t a history buff, you will enjoy this book. The true story of these two reporters reveals a side of the confederacy that most of us Southerners, or any Americans for that matter, don’t wish to acknowledge. I frequently wonder what the Germans think about their actions during WWII, but the way that the prisoners were treated in the Confederacy was shockingly bad. It makes you realize that we are not too many years removed from actions occurring around the world today.
I recommend this to anyone interested in stretching his mind about American history. I would also like to point out that this would make an excellent addition to a history classroom. It is not difficult to read, although my Kindle dictionary helped with some of the older terms, but it would allow students to glimpse a view of life during the American Civil War that they might not otherwise garner. ...more