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  • Posted May 7, 2009

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    Amazing Science Fiction Novel

    Dr. Franklin's Island is an amazing science fiction novel. It is about a plane full of British teenagers who are on their way to a conservation station in Ecuador, when the plane crashes. It lands on an island in the middle of nowhere. The three sole survivors, Semi, Meranda and Arnie are left on this strange island to fend for themselves. They thought they were alone, but there was actually a whole civilization on the other side of the island, led by Dr. Franklin, a mad scientist. Dr. Franklin had been waiting for them, so he could use the teenagers as specimens for his experiments in genetic engineering. This book was very descriptive and detailed. It was also very thrilling, and after every chapter, I wanted to read more. It kept me interested, too, and I never got bored of it. I love how the author, Ann Halam, had you connect with some of the characters. But I wished she developed the character Arnie into a more likeable character. Some of her long, formal words were a little hard to understand, so some language wasn't very realistic. The writing style of the author is very descriptive, and she uses a lot of short sentences. Even though her writing has many formal words, it is very casual. Halam's characters speak in slang in this book because most of them are modern teenagers. The language they use isn't very realistic and believable, but the author's writing is very clear, and the point of the book is easily understood. This book is told in first person, which is what I really liked. I reccommend this book because it is funny, and a great book for science fiction lovers. It also hooks you in so you'll want to read more.
    Other books by Ann Halam are "Snakehead", "Taylor Five", "Siberia" and "Daymaker". As you can see, I enjoyed "Dr. Franklin's Island" very much and I highly reccommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2007

    'Even good islands have bad secrets.'

    Being alone isn¿t always scary, it is knowing that you¿re not that can be. What do you do when you find that you¿re not alone on an island in the middle of nowhere? This is what happened to the three survivors of a plane that crashed on route to Ecuador. Semirah, Miranda, and Arnie are striving to survive on a strange ¿deserted¿ island, but Arnie is determined to get off the island. He builds a raft and winds up going missing. While searching for him, Semirah and Miranda stumble upon a secret part of the island that has a town. The girls aren¿t too sure of what to do, and they get captured. Later, they find that a mad scientist, Dr. Franklin, owns the island, and is performing evil experiments on animals. Through transgenetics he can apply animal traits to humans. Dr. Franklin¿s prisoners, Semirah and Miranda, both turn into animals. After being able to cope with their new bodies, they realize Arnie is still on the island. Can Arnie save the girls? Will they become human again and return to civilization? This book was phenomenal. Ann Halam, author, has an exquisite writing expertise that makes you keep on reading. I love how she adds details in describing every event, especially when Semirah and Miranda become animals and are learning to use their new abilities. Halam also has an interesting way of comparing things. Throughout the book, Semirah and Miranda would compare their new abilities to everyday things. This did make it a bit confusing at times, but besides that the book was great. If you like mysterious, scientific, or supernatural books then you should read Dr. Franklin¿s Island. Dr. Franklin¿s Island reminded me of the television show: LOST. Both are about a group of people that survive a plane crash and are stuck on a ¿not so deserted¿ island. They then find the evil behind the island and various secret places. If you have ever seen LOST, and enjoyed it, then Dr. Franklin¿s Island is defiantly the right book for you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Really good read

    Absolutely loved this book. I decided to read it because I love reading animal books, and this definately feeds into your imagination. Highly recommend this book for a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Danielle

    This was a book that was very well thought out, i couldnt put it down!

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  • Posted December 25, 2010

    dr franklins island

    I love it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2010

    good read!

    i think this book was very interesting. i thought it was very suspensefull and fun to read. this book always kept you on yer toes wondering what the kids were going to do.i like how there was a little twist with the doctors assistant. i think this book is a 4 star book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2008

    omg!!!!!! it's soooooo goooooood

    this book is soooo goooood. it took a while for me to understand it, but it was worth it. i couldnt put it down. and one more thing to say. it was the best book i ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2005

    Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I enjoyed this book alot! The plot and characters are interesting. This book was really good and I would reccomend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2004

    Never Lose Hope

    Never lose hope is exactly what Semi, Miranda, and Arnie did. This book really makes you think outside the box to what could really happen if you got stranded on an island. Great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2004

    BIZARRE YET BEAUTIFUL!

    This is a novel that should most certainly be read! It's a unique and interesting novel that will really make you think. It was unlike any other novels I've read and it brought up an unheard-of theme of humanity, loyalty, and the undying sense of oneself. I would recommend it to readers ages 13 and up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2004

    Weird but Great

    This book was really good, yet the most bizarre book i've ever read. I read practically the whole book in one night. I'd definitly recommend it to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2003

    Page turning

    You may be thinking this sounds alot like H.G. Wells 'The Island of Dr.Moreau', thats because this book was inspired by that book all though is very different. I found this book to be very enjoyable and page turning. Never a dull moment with its twists and detailed descriptions of there genetic changes. Experencing the joys of being an animal with there new abilites. The always suprising Dr.Franklin, his experments are saddening yet intreaging. Leaving you wanting to know more about them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2003

    OOOH, Creepy

    this was really creepy, but a great read. i would read it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2002

    Cool, but a little CREEPY. . .

    It was really suspenseful. Don't try to guess what happens next, because you'll probably be wrong. It's one of those books that'll you'll never be able to put down. (and if you do, you'll go running back to pick it up again!)

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