I'm remember the joy of being assigned to read Edgar Allan Poe in elementary school. Finally, here was an author that I enjoyed reading! Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Get Started. Skip the Movie--Buy this Book! I'm a huge Poe fan, but I'm viewing this news with a mixture of anticipation and dread. I'm hopeful that it might be good, a suitable tribute to the horror master who first sparked many readers' interest in the genre, but I'm worried that it may be a terrible.
At the very least, I'm hoping it will remind the general public about Poe and create a renewed interest in his darkly elegant contributions to literature. Poe, Jr. This extremely modern nod to Poe will alternately thrill, shock or amuse. Certainly, The Raven Cycle is one of my new favorite book series.
There are very light spoilers, but nothing to ruin the book experience. Educational Value: Personally, this book has educational value, but you shouldn't base whether you will read this or not on this factor. Sure, you can learn all about paranormal activity, rituals, ley lines, psychic terms, latin, dead welsh kings, etc: with a twist. This book has some educational value that will be treasured by people who enjoy history and education.
I'd give it a 3 out 5 since even though it is not the focus of the book to teach you, you certainly learn a lot of interesting things that you may not know otherwise. Anyways, there are certainly great messages and role models in this book. One of the main characters, Adam Parrish, shows how autonomy is precious, and he fights for his right to be his own man, his own master. He does things that may be seen as rude, but he doesn't try to be. Other great messages include how well the raven boys treat Blue, the main female protagonist.
Blue is also a great role model, trying to be different and unique, showing kids to always be themselves. She is tough and will speak for what she wants, and is trying to do the good thing. There is so much goodness in this series that gets overlooked by the questionable stuff drugs, underage drinking, swearing, etc that mostly take place in book 2, Ronan's "book" not fully focused on him, but still. I rate this category a solid 4 since there are things in this book you should certainly not do.
Violence: Gosh, this is getting long. I'm going to try and be a bit shorter with this review. Yes, there is violence.
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Light spoilers, tying to water the spoilers down, you just got to know. There is a gun, a character dies from being trampled, a dead person is found with a graphic explanation of the skeleton, not too bad, but unsettling for sensitive viewers murder, mention of murder, paranormal activity, rituals, ritual deaths. This can be handled by a VERY mature tween, but I recommend a mature teen should be the age to start reading the series. If you know you can handle this series, regardless of age, then go ahead.
I read this when I was 11, but I was still very mature and smart enough to not repeat foul language, etc. I'd give this category a 4. Sexual content: This is the part where maturity is key. There is light references to sex in the first book, but nothing bad. There is not even kissing, so nothing to worry about there.
I feel obliged to talk about the rest of the series, mainly book 2, where sexual content is referenced. In book 2 spoilers, sorry there are references to sex, like one character making sexual jokes between two male characters. No actual sexual content is shown, so a mature teen could handle this section just fine. Swearing: Yes, there is swearing. Yes, a mature teen can handle this if they know NOT to repeat the words and if an adult talks to them about this book after they read it. They're just words, after all. As long as you know what they mean and not to repeat them, a mature teen can handle this book just fine.
I will give this category a 5, for sheer amount of language used. It's not a bad thing to swear. Consumerism: Really, there isn't much. Tarot cards appear, but not a specific brand.
I rate this category a solid 4 since there are things in this book you should certainly not do. The words that she uses are descriptive and the vocabulary is expansive. He not only addressed the central question of nineteenth-century romantic symbolism, that of reality over illusion or the power of the imagination, he transported Romantic symbolism to new heights. Harsin expects his son to become the kind of ruthless, pragmatic man he is. Cook, S. Teacher intends to bind Temmin to the Lovers' Temple, bring him closer to his people, and set him on a path that will lead to ultimate glory for Tremont--or its end.
Really, nothing at all. I'll give this category a solid 1.
Drinking, drugs, smoking. In book 1, there is underage drinking and of age drinking. One underage main character repeatedly gets drunk, but if you know to be responsible, and are mature, you can handle this book. The residents of Fox Way drink quite a bit on page, but this is a YA novel and maturity is really key. In book 2, there is significantly more drinking, as one of the main characters continues to drink and gets drunk. There are drugs as well, but all main characters refuse them. Antagonists drink and get drunk, do drugs and get high, pills are referenced, and smoke.
This is the antagonists, mind you. If you are mature and can handle this type of stuff, like cannabis, you will be completely fine. It may be upsetting to sensitive readers, though. I totally recommend anyone who loves fantasy, paranormal activity, history, and getting to experience a new type of story that I personally have not seen anywhere else, then go and read this phenomenal series.
Seriously, I wasted a hour of my life writing this, but I think it'll be totally worth it if some kid gets to read this series. Seriously, I was so ridden with inertia while reading these books that I couldn't move from my spot reading them. I thought about the series for days after, and still adore this series.
The words that she uses are descriptive and the vocabulary is expansive. Children may have a hard time understanding the world of The Raven Cycle because of the writing, and may not enjoy the lush and slow writing. Every action is written so masterfully that you can perfectly imagine every character, every scene, and every move. Children may not be as hooked in as teens and adults would be, as kids tend to prefer action and laughs on every page. I adored this series when I was 11, and if you enjoy everything I mentioned, can handle some tricky topics, are VERY mature, and enjoy lush and deep writing, go and read this when you are a young teen.
If you are still skeptical, give this book a shot. Don't give up after the first few chapters, as yes, when I was 11 I found them a bit slow and lush. I still read and loved this series as a favorite. Give it a try, I promise it will be worth it. This title contains: Educational Value. Positive Messages. Positive role models. This review Helped me decide. Had useful details 1. Read my mind 1. Report this review. Teen, 15 years old Written by theladyawesome April 10, Huge pacing issue marred the brilliant ending. There is a huge pacing issue that I did not expect at all.
As the first chapter was fairly well done in terms of beginnings, I had expected to be immediately bombarded with a complex plot.
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