Google+ Reading Teen: Forts: Fathers and Sons by Steven Novak reviewed by Austin

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Forts: Fathers and Sons by Steven Novak reviewed by Austin

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Canonbridge LLC (March 20, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0981843158

ISBN-13: 978-0981843155

Forts: Fathers and Sons by Steven Novak

For Tommy Jarvis, life has never been simple - quite the opposite, in fact. It is, however, about to become decidedly more difficult. Moments after stumbling through a doorway to another world, Tommy and his friends discover they are the key to ending a war in which the casualties are too great to count and their chances of survival are almost nonexistent.
My Review -
This was a pretty good book. The very imaginative scenario and creatures were awesome.
The writing for Forts: Fathers and Sons honestly just wasn't great at times. It wasn't completely terrible but it seemed a little immature.  But it wasn't the only thing that was immature. The characters were also immature. For example, one of the main characters was eleven years old, but, behaved like an eight year old.
The author sketched this inside my book!
Now, the flaws in the writing are made up for, somewhat, by the creativeosity (if that's a word) of the whole story. If you like 8-foot-tall turtle men who's fastest sprint is about the same speed as the average walking speed of human, you will like this book. If you like little red dudes who are tougher then most fully grown men, you will like this book. I was delighted to read another book that could have limitless possibilities. Now, when I say this, I mean that the story could go anywhere and go on practically forever = limitless. Harry Potter is like this. Lord of the Rings is like this. Since the world of Forts (worlds) is so large, the story could go on in the book for hundreds, maybe thousands of years, introducing new characters and places. I will sometimes do this in my head with, say, Star Wars. Make up a new character. Make up his/her attributes and powers. See how he/she would fit in with the world of Star Wars and how they would effect everything. This is possible with Forts because Steven Novak made it limitless (I'm starting to say that word a wee bit to much).
Now, would I recommend this book to you? Depends. Do you like hundreds of different creatures, each with their own unique traits, abilities, and personalities? Then yes. Do you like portals from Earth that leads to one hundred different planets? Then yes. All-in-all, Forts is a good book. Not great, but if a sequel is written, it has limitless (there I go with that word again) potential to be a purely awesome book.



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  1. I never heard of this book before, great review Austin!

  2. Bransen wants to read this! Is he too young?


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