|that is not how I pictured the creatures|
|isle of cool stuff|
Back to Shade's Children. Its is a modern sci-fi story based on the premise that one day (15 years before) all the grown ups get winked away. The children are then rounded up and on their 13th birthdays they get taken away to be turned into inhumane killing machines.
|Note - no kangaroos are found in the book|
The story is very well done and really well told (as expected) making it a really fun book to read. The characters are well drawn and interesting. Learning of the children's (teens) adventures is very fun. Its kind of a dark tale, but not too dark (Still appropriate for teens). My only issue with the story is that the end came to soon and therefore lack a bit of the punch. I feel there was a lot of lead up a mid-length fight and then the conclusion. It is a stand alone book and quite short, so the story really flies by. I feel if it was two books instead of the one it would be great rather than really really good. It also was a bit lacking in grit from an adult perspective though its suppose to be teen fiction, so I get it.
This a great book for teens. And a very enjoyable for adults. It would help to like sci-fi, but you don't need to love jargon filled tome like sci-fi.