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Thursday, November 1, 2012

This Dark Endeavor: the Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel (4 reviews)

Enrique, 14
Kenneth Oppel
This Dark Endeavor
Simon & Schuster 2011

In this amazing and best book in the world Frankenstein 15 years old. Victor Frankenstein will began the hard and terriflying journey that changes his life forever. Victors twin brother Konrad got really really sick and no doctor can cure him, not giving up on his brother victor but his beautiful cousin Elizabeth and his best friend Henry are on a journey to search for the ingreadients to create a poison called the Elixier of Life. It's all up to victor to save his brother.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
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rd, 12
Kenneth Oppel
This Dark Endeavor
2011

This book envolved a very dark plot that had you thinking the whole time while reading.if you read frakenstien then you would understand this way more but if you didn't then this still is a really good. i would recamend this book for fantasy lovers or just regular readers even

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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Hope,   15
Kenneth Oppel
This Dark Endeavor: the Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein 
Simon and Schuster    2011

      The cover for this book was very compelling and mysterious, a good choice for this novel.     Before Mary Shelley’s immortal classic Frankenstein, before the monster, before the well-known tale of horror and suspense, Victor Frankenstein was a simple fifteen year old boy, always getting into one adventure or another. One of those adventures involves finding a secret library full of outlawed alchemy books in his home. Victor’s father, the province magistrate himself, had banned these books, and forbade Victor from reading them. But when Victor’s beloved twin Konrad falls ill, the doctors are not able to cure him. Victor revisits the library, to find a book describing an elixir of life; an exotic mixture promising health to any who drinks it. Assisted by his beautiful ‘cousin’ Elizabeth, his best friend Henry, a mysterious alchemist and a trained lynx, Victor makes up his mind to create this elixir, no matter how hard the ingredients are to find, or that practicing alchemy is illegal. He will cure his brother, regardless of how many laws of nature he has to break; even if he has to give his own life. This engrossing novel has a little something for everyone, with action, humor, danger, romance, intrigue, raw emotions, and twists that will keep you hooked until the last page. Yet another masterpiece from Kenneth Oppel.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
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Andrea, 14
Kenneth Oppel
This Dark Endeavor
Simon & Schuster Childrens Publishing 2011

I enjoyed this book, but it was very predictable and thats why I stopped. Victor's brother becomes very ill and he and his 2 friends meet someone that tries to help heal his brother.

Rating: I liked it 4 Better than most

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