Thursday, November 3, 2011

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel-ESSENTIAL

Oppel, Kenneth. This Dark Endeavor, 298 pgs. Simon & Schuster, 2011. $17.99
Language PG (8 swears, 0 ‘f’), Sexual Content- PG, Violence-PG. Set in 18th century Geneva, a young Victor Frankenstein is living a carefree life with his twin brother, Konrad, and cousin Elizabeth. But when Konrad falls ill with a mysterious illness, Victor and Elizabeth enlist the help of an elderly alchemist to find the elixir of life. Even though finding the right ingredients is hard and dangerous, Victor vows to do anything to save his brother. I LOVED this book. Victor’s relationship between himself and his brother is deep, and it made me want to go read Frankenstein! MS, HS -ESSENTIAL.  Student Reviewer: AL

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