Frozen Fire was an okay book. It had some clever parts and some dull parts, but I'll explain that later.
To start off, the plot was very realistic which was unexpected due to the title. The book might be too slow paced for some and it might be fine for others, for me it was to slow which is a minus. There was a lot of different things happening in the book and it took a long time for some of them to happen, because of this there was so many little things happening you couldn’t always remember them. Some areas of the book were unpredictable and other parts were a little too predictable. At the end of the book you wonder if the characters go on and live the life they want or if something changes their lives once again.
Throughout the book only two characters changed, and one is the main character Matthew. Like most other survival stories he starts off selfish and then, by the end he listens to other people and tries to help them. The other person that changes is Matthews father. His father starts off
as a money craving man then by the end he decides to settle down as a normal every day man with a normal paying job.
For the main characters, you could create a picture in your mind because all of them were constantly being described, but for people who were in it for a snippet of the book the images were not that good. The author uses small words which is better for younger people but he still makes parts of the novel exciting. He didn't describe the scenery that well or the setting so he should have done that.
I would give this book a seven out of ten because it has some bad parts but more good parts. But over all I would not say that this is a good enough book to recommend to other people.
Name: Frozen Fire,
Author: James Houston,
Drawings by: James Houston,
Ages: 12 and up,
Published by: M&S,
Written by Michael
Posted by 23467 on 4/12/07; 1:37:45 PM
from the Michael dept.