Thursday, July 28, 2011

Guest Post - Tween Book Review


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Like last Wednesday, I'm giving the blog over to one of the boys. This time it's Zach, my eleven year old. He says this is his favorite book this summer.
DEPARTMENT 19 by Will Hill

DEPARTMENT 6 is the Army.
DEPARTMENT 13 is the MI5.
DEPARTMENT 19 is the reason you're alive.

When Jamie Carpenter's mother is kidnapped by strange creatures, he finds himself dragged into Department 19, the government's most secret agency.

Fortunately for Jamie, Department 19 can provide the tools he needs to find his mother, and to kill the vampires who want him dead. But unfortunately for everyone, something is stirring, something even Department 19 can't stand up against...

Review by Zach Abiad

Department 19 got straight to the point of why everything happened in the first chapter.  It has lots of action with weapons like the MP5 submachine gun that immobilises vampires, the Glock18 pistol  that distracts the vampires with a UV light attachment and the T-bone. The T-bone is a compressed air-powered wooden stake launcher that is used to kill vampires.

This book has mystery too because you wonder where Jamie’s mother is. I dislike some parts of this book because there are some boring parts with lots of talking. The most exciting part was when the giant were-wolf comes out of the forest and attacks Jamie and his squad. I also dislike the part when Larissa gets turned into a vampire by an old guy.

5 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Thank you for such a great review!! Big thumbs down for talky parts but yay for fab action sequences!!! This sounds like a scary book but vampires and giant were-wolves are always fun to read about! Take care x

Natalie said...

Fantastic review Zach! Did you ever find out where the mother was?

KO: The Insect Collector said...

great review Zach- I hadn't heard of this one.

Misha said...

Hehehe awesome that you put your son on. :-)

I believe that parts with lots of talking should either have a very good reason or be kept out of the book.

LTM said...

LOL! Wow. That was an awesome review, and I can see what you like in books. Less talking, more action. Good stuff!

Thanks for the review! Keep on reading~ :o) <3

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