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Elemental

About the book: Sixteen-year-old Thomas has always been an outsider. The first child born without the power of an Element—earth, water, wind or fire—he has little to offer his tiny, remote Outer Banks colony. Or so the Guardians would have him believe.

In the wake of an unforeseen storm, desperate pirates kidnap the Guardians, intent on claiming the island as their own. Caught between the plague-ridden mainland and the advancing pirates, Thomas and his friends fight for survival in the battered remains of a mysterious abandoned settlement. But the secrets they unearth will turn Thomas’ world upside-down, and bring to light not only a treacherous past but also a future more dangerous than he can possibly imagine.

My Review: I really enjoyed this book, I liked how it kind of seemed straight forward at the beginning but the more I read and learned about the characters and their island and way of life, the more I realized that there were secrets that just about every one of the characters were hiding from everyone else. I liked how some of the secrets were such that even the characters didn't realize that they were hiding. I really liked Thomas, it's a good thing because the whole story is told from his point of view. I liked that he seemed really vulnerable and almost confused as to why he's an outsider and not really part of the whole group. I liked the other characters too, but you really don't see things from their point of view. I liked that there was plenty of adventure and action in this one, and that the heroes of this book really are the kids. You don't see the adults a whole lot in this story, the kids are really the whole story. I can't wait for the next book in this trilogy! 

I was able to borrow a copy of this book from my local library.

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