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Call Down Thunder by Daniel Finn
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Jul 03, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2012, for-review
Read from August 06 to 09, 2012

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I started Call Down Thunder expecting to read an action-filled mystery written for the young adult generation but about 40 pages in I realised this was going to be something entirely different. All in all, this book for me was like a roller coaster ride. My initial reaction was that this was not my cup of tea, after all. I found the way people talked irritating, and the story quite slow-paced and I was starting to feel discouraged. But since I’m patient and don’t like to quit, I kept on reading and how glad I am for that! Because once I got used to how people talk and got to know them a little bit better, I couldn’t put the book down.

As I mentioned, if you’re looking for a gut-wrenching action novel you’ll be just as surprised as I initially was. The first half of the story introduces us to Reve’s life and what he has to go through every single day to protect himself and Mi. We get to know Tomas, who looked after them after their father died and their mother left the village, and all their enemies. For Reve and Mi might be young, but regular fights and hostility are not unknown to them. I found this bit quite long-winded and slow but once the siblings leave the village in order to track down their mother, I started to really enjoy the story. Reve is a brilliant character who changes a lot by the end of the story. I love his courage, his loyalty and the fact that he’s always there to protect Mi or people who need help – and he’s only a kid. I love how he cling to his loved ones but eventually, he learns how to let go.

All in all, I enjoyed this book. If you like young adult fiction and you’re patient enough, I think you’ll enjoy it too. It might take a while for you to get into the story but it’ll be worth it in the end. It’s a touching novel about trust, loyalty, courage and family, spiced up with mysteries and great character development.
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Akeyla I'm wanting to read this too!

Vicky (A Backpack Full of Adventures) Hope you like it!

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