Eleanor, St Helen and St Katharine
This book has a really powerful storyline. It is about a Bontok boy called Samkad who wants to be a man. He wants to fight and prove to everyone that he is a strong warrior. His friend would also like to prove this but she is a girl so she is not allowed to. There are lots of ways to prove that you are a man and one of them is killing a Mangili. The Mangili are the Bontok’s sworn enemies. When disaster strikes at the village, can Samkad save the village? But when the Americans come that’s when the real trouble starts...
I think that this book has really realistic and likeable characters. The storyline is really heart wrenching because it describes in infinite detail what it would of been like during this time, although written in a funny, exciting and readable way.
>I would rate this book a nine out of ten, as it is the best book that I have read so far. (I’ve only got one more to read).
I would say the age range would be nine to twelve because the story is quite mature but a younger reader could probably understand it.
My favourite character of the story is little Luki because she is so fierce and full of life, rather like myself! My favourite part of the book was when Samkad was showing off to little Luki that he was going to become a man and little Luki was speechless for once because she was so annoyed. This part was written in a humerous way which I found quite funny. I like the way this book is split into three sections : how to be a boy, how to know nothing and how to be a man.
This is a powerful book about friendship and trust, which would suit both boys and girls alike. I couldn’t wait to turn the pages as it was so enthralling.
Posted on: 3rd June 2019 at 09:32 am
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