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Book Review of Avalon

Avalon
Avalon
Author: Mindee Arnett
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Summary:
Jeth and his band of teenage mercenaries run around and steal metatech, which allows people to travel faster than the speed of light. In order to keep his younger sister, Lizzie, and him out of trouble, he's been working with Hammer to hopefully buy his parents ship, the Avalon, back. He finally gets the opportunity to fly Avalon into a special part of space called the Belgrave. Once there, him and his crew find out secrets that no one wants to let out. Is this the reason his parents were executed for treason? Will he have the same fate? How will the group of teenage outlaws manage to survive when both the government and the crime bosses are after them?

My thoughts:
Okay, I was/am a huge Firefly fan. I loved the show and got this book before I had read anything about it's tie to Firefly. In my opinion, this is fan fiction. Jeth and Lizzie have direct character traits that are seen within the show. Firefly and Avalon are extremely similar. The plot line is also very similar. With that being said, I have no problem with fan fiction, if that is what this actually is. I like the space adventure. The characters have similar traits as the ones that I loved on the show. Their is a fierce loyalty amongst them, which is probably my favorite part of this story. This will keep the reader flipping pages, but you will probably guess most of the plot twists. Overall, I think it will be a favorite amongst my students, even those that have never heard of Firefly.