Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers
Book Review of --
Excelsior by George Sirois
Overall star rating --- 3.5
About the book:
Put down the pen. Pick up the sword. Unleash the hero within.
Created by high school senior Matthew Peters, Excelsior - savior of faraway planet Denab IV - is becoming an Internet sensation as the main character of a popular online comic strip. But before Matthew can enjoy his burgeoning success, a beautiful older woman arrives at his school and tells him that not only is she from the planet Denab IV, but that Excelsior's lifeforce lives within him.
Now, with Excelsior's old enemies regaining strength, Matthew realizes he is the key to Earth's survival and Denab IV's salvation...
Book creation ratings:
Overall total, out of 30 -- 24
-- Story & characters -- 8
-- Cover & title -- 8
-- Editing & formatting -- 8
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
This is a very well written science fiction book, with a splash of superhero thrown in. It is a bittersweet book, and has a bittersweet ending though. A hero is found again, but in the process, a 14 year old boy is lost. There is a good deal of violence in the book, but it is a very good story that is told, with strong characters and a good plot.
Genre -- science fiction, super hero
Age recommendations -- 17 plus
Sex content rating -- none
Violence rating -- great deal of violence
Links for the book:
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