Book Reviews of Airborn (Matt Cruse, Bk 1)

Airborn (Matt Cruse, Bk 1)
Airborn - Matt Cruse, Bk 1
Author: Kenneth Oppel
ISBN-13: 9780060531805
ISBN-10: 0060531800
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 368
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Airborn (Matt Cruse, Bk 1) on + 51 more book reviews
If you liked the Silverwing series, you'll like this. Kenneth Oppel creates a desirable world ruled by airships. The joy of discovery is a theme, and the plot is fast paced.
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I loved it, it's like classic literature with a twist
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Wonderfully creative author - read his Silverwing Trilogy, too!
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This was an OK read for me. It had, technically, all the right things: pirates, deserted islands, drama in the air and on land, likable characters, etc.

The time period is set before the world ever heard of women's rights. So, that was kind of annoying for me.

Technically, as I mentioned, it had all the elements and was well written. Nevertheless, I was pretty bored throughout, and began skimming halfway through. The story didn't hold my interest. And I thought the adventure was "shallow", for lack of a better word. The book had no deeper meaning beyond what you see in the adventure.

I think this would be a good adventure story for the 12 year old crowd. Or younger even.