Book Reviews of City of the Beasts (Jaguar and Eagle, Bk 1)

City of the Beasts (Jaguar and Eagle, Bk 1)
City of the Beasts - Jaguar and Eagle, Bk 1
Author: Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)
ISBN-13: 9780060776459
ISBN-10: 0060776455
Publication Date: 5/10/2005
Pages: 464
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Rayo
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed City of the Beasts (Jaguar and Eagle, Bk 1) on + 130 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A wonderfully scary Amazon adventure! Allende is a great writer, painting pictures, finding new ways to tell us things we feel we have always known. I was so glad to find she had written a children's book!
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Helpful Score: 1
A different kind of book for Isabel Allende, but very enjoyable. I think it would be an excellent read for a young teen. A good connection was made between the grandmother and grandson during their adventure. As usual, the writing style was excellent; it was a smooth, easy read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a YA novel but it is still a fascinating read. If you are interested in lost cultures, adventures, shamanism, spirit animals (among other things) this book is for you.
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Helpful Score: 1
A wonderful book. I couldn't put it down.
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A wonderful read by Isabel Allende. This is a more contemporary setting compared to her historical fiction novels. It is also a book that even teens might enjoy. The story revolves around a teenaged boy who goes with his grandmother into the Amazon on a science expedition. He meets a young girl and the story centers on their adventures. A bit of fantasy and folklore. A bit of mystery to be solved. No sex -- chaste friendship and you just know there could be follow-on books. Give it a try -- I think you will like it.
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So far, not one of my favorite Allende books. I guess this was written more for teens, and it was a bit plodding to me. I liked it, but didn't love it. The premise, to me, was a little unbelievable. What parent in their right mind would let their teenage son go traipsing around the Amazon with this so-called grandmother? Quite fantastical reading, though not very believable, and definitely unlike other books I've read of hers. Very Cohello-esque, if you like his writing you might like this.
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As the title of this review suggests, it is a fun teen read. I think that I would have loved it if I were in sixth grade. Still a good, fast paced story and a quick read (took a few days of bedtime reading to finish). The main child character is a little annoying at first but becomes less so as he 'matures' through the story - which is not an exactly a truly imaginative fantasy story line. Great eco/conservation adventure story for adolescents. Am I going to read the next book in line (Kingdom of the Golden Dragon)? Of course... Afterall, I read all of the Twilight books despite the horrible writing.
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I really enjoyed this book! It is written for a younger audience (highschool, maybe), but it still kept my interest and I continued to think about the story long after I'd finished.