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Rescue Island

(Flynn's Log #1)

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If you lived in Minecraft, would you survive? Follow Flynn on a journey through Minecraft filled with trouble and danger as he battles spiders, skeletons, zombies, and creepers.

Flynn’s memory is hazy. He wakes up in a strange world and faces two huge surprises... First, his body has transformed. He is no longer a human. He is a Minecraft character! Second, he is totally al
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Kindle Edition, Edition 1.2
Published April 2014 by Amazon Digital Services
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Jayzoo 33
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I knew nothing about the Minecraft game before I read this book, and yet I was immediately drawn to Flynn's adventure log and the unique characters. Stone Marshall is a master story teller and engages the reader with drama, mystery, intrigue, and a few lessons for us mortals left in the real world. No matter your age or gender, you'll find Flynn's Rescue Island a place that you want to visit on your next journey. Stone MarshallMinecraft Adventures - Flynn's Log 1: Rescue Island ...more
Veronica Rosa
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My six year old son and I read this together. He has an obsession with Minecraft and well, I enjoy the game, too. ;)

We both quite enjoyed this book. The simplicity of the language made it easy for him to follow, although it was by no means juvenile or childish. It is written in first person present tense, which took me a few pages to get the hang of since I usually read 3rd person, past tense.

The spiders had me cringing, hate those darn things and when the creeper exploded, I felt poor Flynn's p
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Dina Roberts
I had so much fun reading this book.

I actually read it all in one sitting, which is very rare for me.

It's a story I've imagined, and I'm wondering if most other Minecraft players do as well. What if you got sucked into the world of Minecraft?

The story has suspense, adventure, and great surprises.

I look forward to reading more books from the series.
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VGA
Dec 19, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know, I know. I know EXACTLY what must reviewers would say about this book. Listen. This isn't usually my type of book. But I got a whole bunch for free a few months ago, and I'm just now reading them. So yeah. ...more
Karissa
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Flynn's Log 1 is an exciting story of survival within the digital world of Minecraft. Despite being disoriented and then injured, Flynn has to quickly acclimate to the world; he builds shelter, risks his life for food, and encounters dangerous creatures from the world of Minecraft. The ending is really intense and exciting!

Flynn is believable, and more than that, as a reader I really wanted him to survive and achieve his destiny. I don't want to give too much away, but I really felt for Flynn wh
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Reed Lawrence
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book makes me reminisce about my days when I played survival servers with my friends or by myself, I was always disappointed when I had to put this book down to do other thing. For anybody hoping for a great adventure, even if you don't even know what mine craft is, I would suggest this book. ...more
Geri Lawrence
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a grandmother who has 9 grandkids who love to play Minecraft. I didn't know anything about the game, but they told me to read this book, so I did. What a treat! I really enjoyed it! It is written in 1st person and takes Flynn on several adventures in the game of mine craft. Somehow he has fallen into the game. He doesn't know how he got there, but now he must learn to survive. Now when they are talking about mine craft I have an idea what they are talking about. This is written on about a 3 ...more
Isaac Ramirez
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lauren
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book to my younger brother (about 10 years old), as a present since I got it through Goodreads First Reads, and asked him what he thought of it after he had read the whole book:
"It didn't deserve five stars because the words were kind of repetitve. The beginning was also kind of creepy. The good thing was that when you read the first chapter, you get hooked in, and go "hmm, let me read more" and you get more and more hooked in. My favorite part was the chapter called 'Citadel Fort'
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Lauren
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This rating is an average of my child's take on the book and my own. We spent an hour this afternoon reading this together, until the very end (which is a huge cliffhanger).

As a grownup, I had a hard time with the writing style and the story wasn't my cup of tea, but I can't deny the pull the story had on my 4 year old (that loves playing minecraft). We normally play safe mode, so some of this story was scary for the little one, but he always wanted to finish the story.
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Avery Koll
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Rickie Hinrichs
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could actually see this happening. The internet has a way of controlling all ready. Mind control is how he got into the game by my estimation, now can he survive, is he alone, can he find a way out before he is caught by the many traps, if so at what cost. Thank you goodreads for a interesting book. Can't wait to see the next book in his adventure. ...more
Grandpadigis.net
This is a well written take-off to the Minecraft game. It's a short book with an Interesting plot and enough twists to keep you interested. It's short enough that it can be read on your Kindle in an afternoon. I'm looking forward to the next installment. ...more
Miranda
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has to be one of the best Minecraft books I have ever read! Stone Marshall's writing style is really powerful, and I love the character development between Flynn and Verve and Kahn!! Great job Stone! I'm sure I'm gonna buy the next book in the series!! ...more
Hazel
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My 9yo absolutely loved this. He doesn't typically enjoy reading but this book caught his interest and held it and he can't wait to get the next one ...more
Sarahanne
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I were an 8 year old this would be a five star story. As a middle aged gamer it was still pretty fun to read. I'll. be looking for the paper version as gifts. ...more
LEOLA L BRITT
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best. Book. Ever

I love it! It's so awesome and funny! I wish I had WiFi so I could download the next book.
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C
Oct 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I skimmed through this book before Mmunch read it. It is ok but Minecraft holds little interest. However Mmunch loved it!
Treefrog
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Treefrog by: the internet
This is a very good story, apart from grammar errors.
One other thing- it describes creepers as being the "color of dynamite."
Dynamite is orangey-red. Creepers are green.
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Daniel
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes

Sorry Amazon is making me do this review but it is actually a good book and I really enjoyed it.
Christian
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book from the Moon and Back. Even for being in highschool this was a good book to read for my self reading time. I loved the plot and the different events that happened in this book. I cant wait to read the other books in this series.
Thanks for making such a good book, Stone Marshall!
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Garrett Zecker
So, full disclosure: this read was meant for me and the little guy. The little guy is a feisty, Minecraft-obsessed six year old who I read to every night. We have made it through hundreds of picture books, and we are working on reading some chapter books. We started Harry Potter, we are a third of the way through the Oz books - we switch things up all the time... And then he saw this little treasure on my Kindle and we just had to read it. At the public library, similar books literally fly off t ...more
Sam Friedman
Plot: In the true tradition of Minecraft, this book didn’t have much of a plot until about two-thirds of the way in. It was mainly about the main character named Flynn running around a Minecraft-inspired world, fighting giant spiders and zombies as he builds his fortress on Rescue Island, where the majority of the action takes place (here’s the map). Later in the book, he meets Zara, a zombie who has been deprogrammed and exists in the game to help the main character escape the digital world and ...more
Jen
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I utterly rave about this book to everyone I know who plays Minecraft. I adore the story that Stone Marshall has created here. Flynn finds himself suddenly a digital player in a Minecraft world; the story takes you through his days beginning as a new digitized person and how he comes to find his purpose in the game.

The best thing I can say about this book is that it gave my daughter the desire to learn to read. I am a homeschooling parent and I was honestly afraid my daughter would hate reading
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Lisa
I recently got this one as a free Kindle book and thought it would be a perfect book for my 8 year old son. Reluctant readers need something that interests them and this is perfect for him. For now I am reading it to him, but hope to get him to read some to me as well. So far he is loving it!

As far as attracting the attention of a reluctant reader this book was 5 stars. I don't think my son has ever been as excited to get back to a book.He even wants to begin the book again to relive the story,
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Rebecca Gatzlaff
This book is about a boy named Flynn who doesn't remember who he is and how he came into the game (Minecraft) and his adventure on Rescue Island. I didn't like this book. First, it was too short, the characters weren't fleshed out and it wasn't well written. The thing that bothered me the most about this book was how they described the gameplay. I felt like the Stone Marshall was putting children down and he was asumming the reader knew nothing of mindcraft. As I was reading,I was hoping that Fl ...more
Jason Lybbert
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
((talks about some plot, and a small summary(no spoilers)) I really liked this book, because I like Minecraft stuff and I like the characters, and I really enjoy the way it was written and also the story behind everything. If you want a brief summary, this book is about the main character Flynn who wakes up and doesn't know where he is and doesn't recognize the environment around him. He starts to remember things throughout the book and keeps a Log/diary of what happens (hence the name of the bo ...more
Christopher Menatti
What would happen if you got stuck in a game. How would you survive. The author is Stone Marshall. Flynn's Log: Rescue Island is a book where a boy named Flynn is sucked into Minecraft and dose not remember anything about his physical life. The book was really creative because he was looking for a portal and right at the end of the book he found the portal and had no choice but to go through it. It was also sad because his cat blew up. But he got his cats kitten and tamed it. It is also purposef ...more
Tia
In my kids opinion "Flynn's Log 1: Rescue Island" is awesome! They enjoyed the day to day of what Flynn went through, the adventures he had to deal with, and the scary spiders!

I enjoy watching my kids play Minecraft, but reading about it is not something I liked very much. I felt like this book was a bit mechanical, and maybe because it's about a person who wakes up inside the game so he must think a bit computer like. It's not a scary book and will work for all ages if love Minecraft!
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Obed M. Parlapiano
Nice kids book.

It's a simple and entertaining book aimed for kids, specially if they play minecraft (who doesn't this days? )

Easy to read, and entertaining, for an adult is not that amazing of course.. But for a two hours read is not bad. Again, for a kid I suppose it would be much more fun..

It's interesting overall. Interesting adaptation of the game
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STONE MARSHALL likes comics, video games, running, the Ramones, and travel.
Stone reads stories with his son at bedtime. Sometimes, when they finish a book before falling asleep, Stone fills the time by creating great stories starring his son, Nabru. It is a wonderful time to share lessons about life and relationships.
In turn, Nabru becomes involved in the incredible adventures, adding his thoughts
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