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  • Posted December 3, 2012

    Joint Review for Editor's Cove by Lisa Metlak and Duncan Metlak

    Joint Review for Editor's Cove by Lisa Metlak and Duncan Metlak (age 11)

    Cory Wilson wasn't happy when his father married Erith, an alien from the Union.  However, when Cory’s father was assigned to Midway Space Station, Cory never thought the residents would hate the aliens as much as they did.  When he stumbles upon a plan to harm the delegates at an important human-alien conference happening on the station, nobody believes him.  Will Cory be able to convince his father and the delegates that someone is trying to sabotage the talks before it is too late?

    Lisa’s Review:

    Patty Jansen did a fantastic job telling the story of a young boy who lost his mother and gained a stepmother at the same time he moved to another world.  I thought the characters were well written, matching their age and personality perfectly.  This very well could have been any child trying to fit into a new school in a new town.  Jansen also did well in describing the conflicted feelings that Cory felt when his father remarried and when Cory’s stepmother had a difficult time adjusting to the new life.

    The storyline was exciting!  Cory may have had a rough time making friends with the kids on the station at first, but he stayed true to himself and showed them that he was a good person and could be a good friend.  As he unraveled the mystery of the terrorists on the station and their plot to sabotage the conference, I found myself not wanting to put the book down.  Cory is very much that boy that mothers want our boys to be:  honest, caring, trustworthy, and willing to fight for what he knows is right.  I couldn't wait to hand the book to my 11 year old son to read!

    Duncan’s Review:

    I like this book because it’s full of mystery and excitement, and I like those things in a book.  One of the mysterious parts was trying to figure out who was in the Terran League.  The most exciting part of the book for me was toward the end when Cory was locked in a room by the teacher, and the other kids were trying to get him out through the vent.  This book had some drama and anger, which I didn’t like, but the story had more good things than bad things.

    Overall, I liked the book.  I would definitely recommend it to my friends, both boys and girls.

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