The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore, Reviewed by Ashley Mollett

 

The Fall of Five By Pittacus Lore

 

From Goodreads.com

 

The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians? John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found each other. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win. But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move. The six of them are powerful, but they’re not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More importantly, they’ll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors. And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it’s too late. The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war. Lorien will rise again. 

 

How would you feel if your home planet had been destroyed?  I would feel lost and alone.  There would be no place to call home.  In the novel The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore the characters have lost have lost everything.  The three elements I enjoyed most about The Fall of Five is the love story, the way this book reflects back on the other novels in the book, and the supernatural theme.

The first element I enjoyed most is the love story.  As I am reading this I feel the love connection between John and Sarah.  The way they sat on the roof top together and he jumped up to protect her when he saw the flames coming toward the both of them.  I can also feel the connection between Sam and Six, with the way she held onto him so tight when they found each other.  Sam’s dad said “maybe you should let someone else have a turn” both of there faces became bloodshot.

The second element I like about The Fall of Five is the way it reflects back to the other novels in the series.  All throughout the book it kept flashing back to when Sam was having hot liquid poured on him in the novel the Rise of Nine.  When he gets nervous he will rub his scars.  I really enjoyed how it would flash back to when John, Sarah, and Sam were back in Paradise.  I think out of the other three novels it flashed back to scenes of The Rise of Nine more.

The last item I enjoyed  was the supernatural theme, that is my favorite type of book.  I love how they are the good Lorien Aliens and are fighting off the Mogs.  The Mogs are the bad aliens.  In the beginning of the novel Malcolm is working with a Mog to help rescue Sam.  They are each numbered. There are ten good ones, the rest are evil. The ten good ones are always battling the Mogs in the book so they can restore their home planet.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed the novel The Fall of Five.  I enjoyed the love story, the way it refers back to the other novels in the series, and the supernatural theme.  I would recommend this book to teenagers or young adults who like supernatural novels. The book isn’t very violent it just has many battles and fights.  I think that females would like this book much more than males would because it is a semi romance.

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2 responses

  1. Ashley,
    I like how you started your introduction off with a question that makes the reader stop and think, and instantly brings us into the mind-set of the characters in this novel. I also think that your response to that opening question was good, it shows that you connected with these characters in a way that allowed you to know how they felt.

    I love how into this book you are, the enthusiasm that you show in your body paragraphs helps to keep your reader interested. As I was reading I felt curious to see what you were going to say about the book next, you do a good job of covering a lot of information about the book in your three body paragraphs. I also liked the quote that you included in the love paragraph, it made me laugh and helped me to make a connection to both you and the novel.

    Your conclusion is spot on. You give your opinion, tie your thesis in, and make very specific recommendations about who would enjoy this book and why. This is not always easy to do! You give the audience a very clear description of the book and why it may appeal to multiple kinds of readers.

    The only suggestion that I have for the next time you write a book review (or if you revise this one) would be to add in some more quotes from the novel. Doing that will help to back up your opinions and help the reader to connect with you as well as the book. A good place for one of those quotes might be in your introduction when you say that the characters lost everything, it would not only help support your claim, but it would give a little extra length to your introduction as well.

    I love how passionate you are about this novel, and the genre that it falls under. The way you wrote shows the excitement and passion that you felt for this novel, and that helps encourage your audience to want to read the novel as well. You make several good points and include lots of interesting information about this novel!

    Maggie

    1. Maggie,
      Thank you for commenting and giving me suggestions. I need to work more on putting more quotes in my writing. Mrs.Baisden always tells me I need more. I am unsure on how to put them in my paper. When I read the books I don’t really look for things I could use as quotes for the review. I am not really sure on how to tell if something would make a good quote on my topic. Is there any advice you could give me on how to tell?
      Ashley

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