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“Rootless”, by Chris Howard

 

First Name:

Rio

Age:

13

Book Title:

Rootless

Author:

Chris Howard

Fiction Genres:

Mystery,Science Fiction,Suspense/Thriller

Write three sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.:

Banyan, a “tree builder”, whose father goes missing after he was supposedly captured, learns to survive by himself. After a new species of locust is released, capable of eating nearly anything organic, the landscape is left desolate. When Banyan finds a photo of his father, chained to a tree, he finds new hope and goes off to search for him.

List all of the main characters in the book, and share a little bit of information about each character.:

Banyan, a “tree builder” whose father goes missing; Crow, a 7-foot-tall menace who despises Banyan; Alpha, a pirate.

If there was a problem presented in the book, write three sentences about it. Otherwise, write three sentences about your favorite part of the book.:

When a new species of locust is released, capable of eating almost anything organic, the world was overrun with them and the landscape was left desolate. After this “long dark”, Banyan’s father goes missing, and Banyan has to go search for him. Although along the way, he and his gang run into many roadblocks, so to speak, and make many friends and enemies.

If there was a problem presented in the book, write three sentences about how the problem was solved. If there was not problem, write three sentences about what you would have liked to have seen in the book that the author did not include.:

The problem was solved, without revealing too much–in a way you may not expect. After being mislead throughout the journey, the pseudo-government, GenTech, leads them straight to what they are looking for after Banyan and his group are found trespassing in a cornfield. What they find here, though, is not what they expected.

How did this book make you feel? Write three sentences describing the feelings you had, when reading the book.:

I was in suspense nearly the whole book. Every time things seem to be going in their favor, the tables turn, and they wind up further from their goal than they were before. It’s an unnerving feeling, and always got me to continue reading, to see what happened next.

Star Rating:

4

Write three sentences describing why you gave this book this rating.:

This is a great book. The cast is colorful, and the plot is interesting and engaging; one of its only negatives, though, is that it’s hard to follow along at times. I can understand what’s going on most of the time, though half of the cast I can’t even recall properly. There was even one part of the book that seemed to be important, dealing with trading prisoners, but when zombie clones were suddenly thrown into the mix, I was downright confused. Though the book as a whole is great, it has a few things it could improve on.