Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan - ADVISABLE

The Thin ExecutionerShan, Darren, The Thin Executioner, Little, Brown and Company, 2010. Pgs. 485. Language: (6 swears, no “f”s), Violence: PG-13, Sexual Content: PG-13.

When Jebel, the executioner’s son is shamed by his father, he sets off on a quest. His goal is to win back his honor, petition the Fire God for invincibility, and to compete for the job of the next executioner. On his journey, he learns of many cultures, religions, and tolerance. Will he complete his journey? Will he still wish to compete to be the next executioner?

This is a great book. The plot is well-written and has a lot of action. The characters are well-developed and memorable. Fans of Darren Shan and those looking for adventure and knowledge will enjoy reading this book.


Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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