Reviewed by -- Maegan Schaefer
Book Review of --
Evaluations of the Tribe: A Coming of Age Space Opera (Prossia Book 0) by Raphyel M. Jordan
Overall star rating --- 5
About the book:
"You Learn. You Work. You Fight."
These are the mandates young, alien best friends, Aly and Catty, must follow in order to be of any worth to their tribe on Planet Gooliun. Most people in their village have an entire childhood to perfect such traits. However, time is of the essence when a dangerous rite of passage meant to test these qualities is boosted years ahead of schedule.
As the Evaluations near, a strong bond is challenged and a bitter rivalry is born when playful harassment leads to violent bullying. This doesn’t take away from a real danger approaching the tribe, however. One has yet to be seen, and another is right underneath their noses.
Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting --10
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
The book grabs the reader and draws them into the different world of putting the tribe first. It never let you go til the last page really. There is wonderful moral that show the reader that one might think someone else has it easier but that is not always the case. The author has a beautiful way of describing the village and the school. It makes it seems like it is really out there somewhere.
Genre -- Scifi
Age recommendations -- 12 and up girls would probably like it more
Sex content rating -- None
Violence rating -- Moderate because the main characters learn to defend the tribe
** The author's links **
Amazon author page