Free Read [Sports Book] Ç Fourth World - by Kate Thompson º


  • Title: Fourth World
  • Author: Kate Thompson
  • ISBN: 9781582346502
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The first book in a trilogy about terrifying genetic experiments.Danny is different He s slower than other kids his age, and prone to violent outbursts But when Danny runs off to find his biological mother, his older stepbrother Christie impulsively follows him Along the way the two boys are joined by a runaway girl, a bird, and a dog that can speak to humans However,The first book in a trilogy about terrifying genetic experiments.Danny is different He s slower than other kids his age, and prone to violent outbursts But when Danny runs off to find his biological mother, his older stepbrother Christie impulsively follows him Along the way the two boys are joined by a runaway girl, a bird, and a dog that can speak to humans However, nothing can prepare them for what they learn when they finally locate Danny s mother at her laboratory, Fourth World It seems Danny s mother has been performing experiments secret experiments with terrifying genetic significance
    Kate Thompson
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name Kate Thompson is an award winning writer for children and adults.She has lived in Ireland, where many of her books are set, since 1981 She is the youngest child of the social historians and peace activists E P Thompson and Dorothy Towers She worked with horses and travelled in India before settling in the west of Ireland with her partner Conor They have two daughters, Cliodhna and Dearbhla She is an accomplished fiddler with an interest in Irish traditional music, reflected in The New Policeman.While Kate Thompson s children s fiction is primarily fantasy, several of her books also deal with the consequences of genetic engineering.She has won the Bisto Children s Book of the Year Award four times, for The Beguilers, The Alchemist s Apprentice, Annan Water and The New Policeman The New Policeman was also awarded the Guardian Children s Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children s Book Award and the Dublin Airport Authority Children s Book of the Year Award for 2005.


    Commentaires:

    Heidi
    I am intrigued to discover more about Fourth World and what the long term plans are of those who founded it. Hopefully book two will involve more action and adventure around this world. This first book is entirely based on the journey Christie and Danny take to get from Ireland to Danny's mother's lab in Fourth World, Scotland. It is a perilous journey that feels about 100 pages too long. Just get there already! I thought to myself several times.

    KA
    Interesting, suspenseful, hard to put down. And loads of moral ambiguity. Can't wait to read the next two.

    Aelvana
    Christie has a brother who is, if people put it kindly, "different." But, as Christie says in the first chapter, only two people know what's really up with him: his father, who doesn't believe it, and his mother, who does. Danny sets off after his mother, and Christie gets dragged with at a time when society across Scotland is breaking down due to an oil crisis. Christie has doubts about the whole trip, and is torn between the desire to help his brother and the desire to return to his own comfor [...]

    Cathleen Ash
    Okay, it took me a while to figure out that Christie was a guy - it's an Ireland thing, I guess! It sure made a whole lot more sense thinking of him as a brother! I was thoroughly enjoying the book anyway, but about halfway through, I was again startled by a description or an action, and thought to myself: is Christie a guy? or girl? It was then I read the jacket, where it mentions Christie is a brother - and all was well :)So Christie's brother Danny is a little, well, odd. Okay, maybe a lot. S [...]

    Nanci
    Booklist says: "Gr. 5-8. Thirteen-year-old Christie has become irreversibly entangled in his developmentally disabled stepbrother's half-cocked plan to reunite with his scientist mother, Maggie. The contemporary setting, combined with Christie's ambivalence about his "shambling, top-heavy freak" of a stepbrother and frank resentment toward his newly blended family, seems to anticipate a story rooted in reality. Assumptions are shattered, however, when a talking starling arrives to escort the boy [...]

    4meagan
    This book was awesome. It starts that there is a boy named Danny and there seems to be something wrong with him. He wants to take his stepbrother to scotland to go and visit his mother. It turnes out that Danny's mom runs a lab where she is able to create animals that can talk. She takes certain genes from humans and puts them in the animals so it makes it so that the animals could talk. Anyways, it was a really good book.The strengths of this book were that it had a really good setting and the [...]

    Eva Mitnick
    It's so hard to find good science fiction for younger teens, so I'm happy to recommend this first in the "missing links" trilogy by the author of the fabulous "The New Policeman." 15-year-old Christie and his older stepbrother Danny(who is "different" - autistic? Brain damaged? This remains mysterious until the end) are called away from Ireland to Scotland by Danny's mother. The messenger? A talking starling named Darling. On the way, they link up with Tina, a homeless teen, who has befriended a [...]

    Yuwei
    This book is about a teenager, named Christie, he goes off with his stepbrother to find the real mom of his stepbrother. His stepbrother, Danny is kind of different from everybody else, and they want to find out why by going to find his mother. A talking starling bird called Darling and a talking dog call Oggy helps them find his mother. When they got there, they realize that their were many strange things that Danny's mother was experimenting on there. They encounter many talking animals and th [...]

    NS - Cami Houston
    Appropriate for 6-8 th grade, Danny is different. He's slower than other kids his age, and prone to violent outbursts. But when Danny runs off to find his biological mother, his older stepbrother Christie impulsively follows him. Along the way the two boys are joined by a runaway girl, a bird, and a dog that can speak to humans. However, nothing can prepare them for what they learn when they finally locate Danny's mother at her laboratory, Fourth World. It seems Danny's mother has been performin [...]

    Kellie
    So this book came in a HPB YA Book Box and I was intrigued by the cover and the front flap of the story. I liked the relationships of the step brothers in the beginning and the story telling voice of the author but got quickly turned away as I realized where it was headed. I liked the characters and was sort of sad that I knew I wouldn't like where the story went so so ended up skimming through to the end. If you are a science fiction fan, or have a teen one in your life it would probably be a b [...]

    Carol Nicolas
    Christie has always looked out for his step-brother, Danny, who is different and slow. When Danny suddenly takes off, saying he must find his mother, Christie follows. The two brothers leave their home in Ireland and travel to Scotland amid fuel shortages, rioting, snowstorms and hunger. They are accompanied by a talking bird and a talking dog, who guide them back to 'Mother'. But when they arrive, Christie is alarmed and afraid at what he finds there. This was an entertaining and imaginative st [...]

    Amy Irish
    While others thought this started too slow, I enjoyed the suspense and the development of the characters. (Maybe because I'm American and the kids were all from the UK and I was getting to know a culture as well as the characters). Also, I'm guessing the early chapters will also prove important in the next books by setting up the shortages and the farm's isolation. I will be reading the sequels and I'm interested to see where these go.

    J.Elle
    Very fantastical, but I enjoyed it. I am interested enough to keep an eye out for the second installment in the trilogy to make its way to my local library. Narnia-ish with talking animals, a "supposed" bad woman and a journey with lots of cold and some snow. Of course, it can't compare to C.S. Lewis' genius by any stretch of the imagination, but without giving away any of the book, that gives you the best idea what to expect.

    Jo
    When I read the opening lines of this book, I thought I would love it. But as more of the novel unfolded, it became harder and harder to suspend my disbelief. I wonder if the author did any research for this book. I would give it a 3 1/2 stars if I could because I did enjoy the narrative. I just couldn't swallow the shaky science.

    Magda
    Somewhat apocalyptic in setting, and rather ambiguous on the moral standpoint. I think I would have enjoyed this book much more with a map, since I am not all that up-to-date on even the most basic Scottish geography. I thought it an interesting read, and am curious to see what the other books in the trilogy will be like.

    Bettie☯
    mp3Ugly and mildly disturbing but the biggest let down is the plot spoiler up there, in the brackets, right next to the title.

    Tyler
    This was an amazing book. I absolutely loved it. It is a trilogy, and I can't seem to find the other 2 books anywhere, but it was a great book. It is a fantasy type book, and a little "different", but I really liked it. Desperately searching for the other two

    Rebecca McNutt
    Not bad, it's got some interesting characters who are likeable in a lighthearted sort of way, but I wish it didn't have such a "hollow" feeling it was sort of empty, not much detail and the plot seems to mimic similar books in its genre so it isn't very memorable.

    Opal Stevens
    Not a very good book, if you ask me. It was too slow-paced and weird, and there wasn't a lot of character development.

    Matthew Kennedy
    I did not like this book at all. It was poorly written and, despite the intriguing summary, had a very boring plot that consisted of 250 pages of traveling.

    Victor
    an interesting story, but not exceptionaally accurate when it comes to the gene manipulation process.

    Emily
    This book starts out slow, but once it gets moving its very interesting. I will definitely stick with this trilogy. I cant imagine what the next book could be about.

    Narimon
    I think it was a decent book, but not one I would recommend. There are many better books out there.

    Lee
    I liked this. Its a good, it wasnt quite what I expected but good none the less. Cant wait for the next one.

    Roshni
    Interesting series with science and technology mixed to create a decent plot, not too special

    EmmaLouM
    Meh. Slow going. Pretty tempted to put it down. Kind of wish I had.

    Jeannine
    Good enough to make me check out the next one in the trilogy.

    Ashara
    In my reading list from back when I was eight and had just finished this, I have noted that this is "a half-evolved book". Upon a reread, I'm inclined to agree with my earlier assessment!

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