Book Reviews of The White Mountains (Tripods (Turtleback))

The White Mountains (Tripods (Turtleback))
The White Mountains - Tripods Turtleback
Author: John Christopher
ISBN-13: 9780027183603
ISBN-10: 0027183602
Publication Date: 4/1/1967
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster Children's Publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this series when I was a kid -- great for young adolescents. This is a story of adventure and intrigue.
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Helpful Score: 1
Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.com

Centuries ago, the Tripods took over Earth and enslaved mankind. Every human wears a helmet made of metal that makes it so they are controlled by the Tripods. There is a period of time in one's childhood, however, where one is free to think for oneself.

When thirteen-year-old Will is told that there is a place in the mountains where there are people free of the Tripods, he decides he doesn't want to be capped and runs away. Along the way, he is joined by a childhood friend and an old man. Their journey goes fairly well, until Will becomes really sick and the three have to seek shelter in a medieval-like town.

Will meets the town's princess and her family and is invited to become part of their group. He becomes torn between becoming capped and finding acceptance or following his friends to the mountains. Will Will make it to the mountains to freedom, or will he sacrifice that freedom for a life of luxury?

A compelling adventure story filled with action and suspense. Readers will like this science fiction story splashed with a medieval times feel as well as the well-developed plot and characters. A fast-paced story that keeps you at the edge of your seat, WHITE MOUNTAINS is a great start to the TRIPODS series (and don't forget to check out the companion novel, WHEN THE TRIPODS CAME).

Readers who like science fiction and adventure will enjoy reading this book, as well as the others in the series.
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Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.com

Centuries ago, the Tripods took over Earth and enslaved mankind. Every human wears a helmet made of metal that makes it so they are controlled by the Tripods. There is a period of time in one's childhood, however, where one is free to think for oneself.

When thirteen-year-old Will is told that there is a place in the mountains where there are people free of the Tripods, he decides he doesn't want to be capped and runs away. Along the way, he is joined by a childhood friend and an old man. Their journey goes fairly well, until Will becomes really sick and the three have to seek shelter in a medieval-like town.

Will meets the town's princess and her family and is invited to become part of their group. He becomes torn between becoming capped and finding acceptance or following his friends to the mountains. Will Will make it to the mountains to freedom, or will he sacrifice that freedom for a life of luxury?

A compelling adventure story filled with action and suspense. Readers will like this science fiction story splashed with a medieval times feel as well as the well-developed plot and characters. A fast-paced story that keeps you at the edge of your seat, WHITE MOUNTAINS is a great start to the TRIPODS series (and don't forget to check out the companion novel, WHEN THE TRIPODS CAME).

Readers who like science fiction and adventure will enjoy reading this book, as well as the others in the series.
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Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.com

Centuries ago, the Tripods took over Earth and enslaved mankind. Every human wears a helmet made of metal that makes it so they are controlled by the Tripods. There is a period of time in one's childhood, however, where one is free to think for oneself.

When thirteen-year-old Will is told that there is a place in the mountains where there are people free of the Tripods, he decides he doesn't want to be capped and runs away. Along the way, he is joined by a childhood friend and an old man. Their journey goes fairly well, until Will becomes really sick and the three have to seek shelter in a medieval-like town.

Will meets the town's princess and her family and is invited to become part of their group. He becomes torn between becoming capped and finding acceptance or following his friends to the mountains. Will Will make it to the mountains to freedom, or will he sacrifice that freedom for a life of luxury?

A compelling adventure story filled with action and suspense. Readers will like this science fiction story splashed with a medieval times feel as well as the well-developed plot and characters. A fast-paced story that keeps you at the edge of your seat, WHITE MOUNTAINS is a great start to the TRIPODS series (and don't forget to check out the companion novel, WHEN THE TRIPODS CAME).

Readers who like science fiction and adventure will enjoy reading this book, as well as the others in the series.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Long ago, the Tripods -- huge, three-legged machines -- descended upon Earth and took control. Now people unquestioningly accept the Tripods' power. They have no control over their thoughts or their lives.
But for a brief time in each persson's life -- in childhood -- he is not a slave. For Will his time of freedom is about to end -- unless he can escape to the White Mountains, where the possibility of freedom still exists.
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This is the first book in the Tripods series. This book describes the journey of three young boys who are eager to escape the Capping ceremony of the Tripods and go on a journey to the White Mountains where there is a rumor free-men still live.

I loved this book when I was younger and reading it twenty years later, I think it is still a great book. It is fast-paced, suspenceful, and intriguing. A great novel for kids, young adults, or a dults; and a great book to read as an entry to the science fiction genre. So far I am still loving this series.

When you consider how long ago this book was written that even makes the plot even more special; I mean these books were written over 40 years ago and they still resinate with the fears of alien take-over that people deal with today. It is an amazing feat to write a book that can span so many generations and still have the story remain relevant and fresh. I can't wait for my son to be old enough to read these books.
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This is the start of a great sci-fi series for young and old alike. I definately recommend it to anyone interested in the genre.