Teen Book Club

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray

Ostrich Boys
by Kieth Gray

Reviewed by Hope P., age 14

Would you nominate this book for Teens' Top Ten?

What did you like or not like about the cover? Did the cover reflect the contents?
The cover made me want to read the summary instantly.

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book.
The devotion the boys had for thier lost friend.

Were you disappointed with the book for any reason? If so, what was disappointing?
The ending was really abrupt for all the build-up it had. And one of the characters seemed to be whining the whole time; making him a little annoying.

How would you rate the book?

Blake, Sim, and Kenny's bestest friend Ross has died. His bike and an oncoming car had a fight and the car won. The pain of losing the friend that brought them together has hurt the boys; so did his lousy funeral. They decide to take thier friend's ashes to the town of Ross, Scotland; a place Ross always wanted to go. They're planning on a quick two day trip from thier home in England up to the little town. But they get involved in a little more them they expected. I really like the book in the beginning, but I really did not like the ending. It was way to sudden for the book leading up to it. And the twist at the end had already been planted in the begining, so it wasn't that much of a twist. It was readable, though.

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