Scrivener's Moon - YA Book Review by Eli

Reader: Eli S-M
Age: 13
Title: Scrivener's Moon
Author: Philip Reeve
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub Date: 11/1/12
Galley: No
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: The book was very good because the characters were extraordinarily well developed and multi-faceted. One of my favorite parts of this book was how even though the characters were very different from the norm,the story was not written about that, it was just allowed to add to it. The plot was also exciting and fast moving. My only complaint is that the book is the last installment in the prequel series to Mortal Engines, another series by Phillip Reeve, and features heavy foreshadowing to that. This means that certain seemingly unnecessary details may bog down the story for those who have not read Mortal Engines.
Memorable or Forgettable: The qualities of the book that made it memorable for me were the character diversity, the post-apocalyptic setting, and the method of switching between many characters to tell a larger story.
Cover: The cover attracted me to the book, and it reflects one facet of the plot, but I feel it did [not do a good] job showing the others. The whole book was really about New London, not a pyramid.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal

tags: Fever Crumb trilogy / Mortal Engines series prequel / post-apocalyptic / steampunk / dystopian / ya lit

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