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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve (3 reviews)

Hope P., 14 11/2/2009 4:09:45 PM
Philip Reeve
Fever Crumb
Scholastic Press
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book: Fever is an unusual and unfimiliar character that nevers does what you expect her to do.

Rating? 4 Better than most When your reading a book, you sometimes think "this reminds me of this other book," or movie, or whatever. You won't be able to do that with Fever Crumb. It is truly unlike any other book I've ever read.

Annotation: Fever Crumb is a young girl growing up in a future London. Aparently shortly after the end of the 21 century, a strange race of monsters known as Scriven arrived in London, killing and seizing control. Then, years later, the humans revolted and killed the misshapes, as they are sometimes called. During the riots, a scientist named Dr. Crumb found a little baby girl with two different colored eyes. Fearing that the leaders of London would mistake her for a mishape (which is anyone who isn't perfectly normal), he takes her back to the order of Engineers. No girl had ever been trained-before Fever, of course- as an engineer. For 14 years, everything is just peachy. But one day, Fever gets asked to asist one Kit Solent with a top secret project. Someone sees her miscolored eyes and starts a panic about the Scriven returning. Fear is brought to an even higher state when it reaches London that a group of unknown people are nearing the city, intentions unknown as well. The only one who may be able to save London is the one girl who all Londoners hate: Fever Crumb.
Additional Comments: I felt this book was fmailiar and similar to a few books, but truly unlike them in so many ways. The characters were fresh and 3-D, up close and in person. This book was a page-turner, even if you don't notice it at first. Amazing read.
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Michael,    12   
Phillip Reeve   
Fever Crumb   
Scholastic    2010
           It was an excellent book, first few chapters make it difficult to read but was worth it in the end    Rating, 5. Hard to imagine a better book.
Caitlin,    15   
Phillip Reeve   
Fever Crumb    Scholastic    
            I thought this book was great. It was unique the was the author wrote it. Fever Crumb is one of the better books I have read! I would recommend this book to anyone.   
Rating, 4. Better than most.

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