Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Raven's Gate by Anthony Horowitz
Reviewed by Jamie Todd (year 9) as part of the 50 Book Challenge
This book is the first book in the Power of Five (Gatekeeper) books. Raven's Gate is about a boy called Matthew who is 14 years old and whose parents died in a car crash. He is extraordinary, he has special powers. He isn't good at going to school and he decideds to rob a warehouse, during the robbery a security guard gets stabbed and Matt gets the blame. He ends up in a foster programme with the very creepy Ms Deverill in an even more creepy town.
He tries to escape from there but runs into witches and quicksand and lots of major problems. It turns out he is a Gatekeeper - there are five of them - and he has to fight evil humans and stop the dark forces.
There is magic, mystery, evil forces, witches and lots of other cool stuff in this book. I had to keep reading and get the second one.
Here is a really cool thing. You can read the first chapter of Raven's Gate by clicking this link - Raven's Gate - Chapter 1. So if the book is out of the library you can start reading it anyway. And ... if you click on this link it will take you to the Scholastic website where you can play the Gatekeepers game which is all about Raven's Gate.