Saturday, October 1, 2016
ARC Review: The Call by Peadar O'Guilin
by Peadar O'Guilin
I flew through this book! Imagine the Hunger Games almost. Every teen has to try to survive the 3 minute call. Imagine being chased down by 2 ugly, teen-hungry, vicious, monsters ready to torture and kill you. You only have to survive one day BUT only 1/10 make it out alive. Good luck sleeping at night after you grab ahold of this book.
The author Peadar O'Guilin created this book to give readers something different. The Call isn't your average book. It consists of many plot twist from the real world. The Call is set in an Irish world that has no communication with the rest of the world. Teenagers in Ireland are taught how to survive the call instead of algebra or how to write an essay. The Call makes readers think. It's similar to Hunger Games but its something much more! The Call not only focuses on surviving, but also every man for himself. Shockingly, The Call includes challenges a teenager will face, along with the human emotions and turmoil felt by a teenagers. Nessa is a teenager at school. She is of course learning how to survive the Sidhe (The Call). Nessa's challenge of surviving is lower because of her weakened legs. But despite her challenges nothing will stop Nessa from coming out as a survivor. Or so she believes.
I personally highly recommend this book! It's more than hard to put down. I would rate The Call a 5 out of 5 stars. It has great qualities and just the whole plot itself is so interesting. Nothing about it was predictable, and it was almost impossible to this book down. Make this be your next read!
Review by Reece K.
Published: August 30, 2016
Hardcover Pages: 320
*Our class received an ARC of this book to read and review from Scholastic, in exchange for my honest review.