May 18, Kathy rated it did not like it. Whatever, the extra pages afford Pike the opportunity to expand both his characterizations and his storyline. A lot of stuff was rather unbelievable – aside from it being a fantasy novel. I was expecting something along the lines of Pike’s other adult novels. And, if you some how miss their amazing qualities in the beginning, don’t worry! This story points out that one must be ever vigilant to determine which friends are loyal and the ones you shouldn’t trust. I loved this book in childhood.
I do believe that this would be a good adventure story for the younger kids. I don’t like how the main is 13 should have at least be 16, I loved farble and paddy and didn’t see the ending coming, good suspense. This book is the first in a trilogy and yes, I’ll probably be reading the other two as well. I don’t read Christopher Pike OR teen fantasy, but this one just really drew me in. It is the most developed. Other books in the series. The book is fine all by itself. I know this novel was written for adolescent readers and the character, as well as the writing, initially mirrored that.
The first book in the series, Aloshawas released in through Tor Teen and follows a young girl that discovers that she must stop a threat that could destroy the Earth. But cnristopher other times, they acted more their age. I give it a Neutral; I might read the sequel, I might not, but I doubt I’ll buy it unless it’s virtually free.
When I was growing up, books were such a huge escape for me. No trivia christophdr quizzes yet. He also has a habit of dropping brand names in what sounds like a really forced attempt to stay in step with culture. McFadden was born in New York but grew up in California where he stills lives in today. There was supposed to be a traitor w Been wanting to read it for a while, since the cover art was really interesting and the inside description seemed to back it up. It’s like a blend of middle grade content told in a children’s book type pke writing.
It was just one of those odd encounters in pik middle of night.
Mkvie main issue with this book is that we’re supposed to believe that she’s I thought it was a very unique story. With a formulaic plot line and a setting that you’ve already seen several times in better written fantasy novel, only one element of “Alosha” truly stands out – the sheer pretentiousness of the main character.
However, I am not so much into beliefs but experience. There were some good ideas in it, so I hardly cared for this book until I reached the more-exciting end.
I will probably read the other books in this series, just to see w The book is okay. While classified as YA, it feels more middle grade.
She can be a dislikable character, but she learns along the way and becomes better for it.
To this day it still blows my mind and I never take that love for granted. For the diminutive of the name Alexey, see Alyosha. Even though the characters are younger than his usual high school christopherr characters Ali and her friends are only 1 I remember buying this book, as well as the second and third installment in the trilogy, only a few years ago and am, just now, getting around to reading it.
I have a wonderful story worked out. A college drop-out, he did factory work, painted houses and programmed computers before becoming a recognized author. Retrieved from ” https: It was really disappointing in that way.
Alosha series – Wikipedia
It was easy reading, and not too witty save when they were naming Farble. In her quest she meets elves, trolls, dwarves, dark fairies, a leprechaun and more. As is usual Pike tradition, there is a beautiful plot twist and a character you didn’t expect is called out as a traitor. Pike book Awesome book, It will take you on a adventure, very exciting. Pike’s characters, while not terribly three-dimensional, are rather more fleshed out than in his other work, possibly because of the additional length of this tale compared to others.
Paddy, a eccentric something aunt? Yes, the humor was often juvenile trolls named Snot, Spit, and Fart for example but it is a kids book afterall. While I highly enjoyed this book, I was mildly disappointed with the ending. Not sure if that makes sense.
There were some good ideas in it, so I am hopeful of the rest of the trilogy.
I dunno, maybe I was looking for complexity when I should have been happy with simplicity. Books by Christopher Pike.
While hiking in the woods behind her house, Ali stumbles across a plot by the elementals–mysterious creatures who live in a neighboring dimension–to invade and destroy the Earth.
Ali and her friends Cindy, Karl and Steve must find the Yanti, an ancient talisman, and stop the door to the elemental world from opening and releasing hordes of bad elementals into our world who plan to destroy it. Other books in plke series. Maybe it was arrogance because she was getti This wasn’t chrisfopher good as I hoped it would be.
What 13 year old is going to say, “You are not going to This book kind of started out slow, and not joking either, considering they don’t even start out heading kovie where they’re going to go until page If you get past the part where they’re all 13 and off to save the world the elementals don’t necessarily wait till you’re of age before attacking – gotta strike while the iron’s hot, you know – what year-olds do you know that act this way?
All three books went on to become bestsellers. The journey will take her far from home and through a series of dangerous tests that require not only courage and strength, but an insight into life itself.
Yes, the humor was often juvenile trolls named Snot, Spit, and Fart for example but it is a kids book a I hoped that this would be the enchanting, action allsha story the synopsis led me to believe, and most of the time it was.