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Half Brother

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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I just finished reading this book this morning. This has to be the best book i've read. Its very heartwarming between zan and ben. I highly recommend this book. The ending really fits the book. I wouldn't want to ruin it so i'm just going to say this is a great book...
I just finished reading this book this morning. This has to be the best book i've read. Its very heartwarming between zan and ben. I highly recommend this book. The ending really fits the book. I wouldn't want to ruin it so i'm just going to say this is a great book for any age to read. Love it!

posted by 10437254 on March 4, 2012

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The misfits

I like his book so far

posted by 11149858 on April 1, 2012

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    Posted January 18, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    The book I read was Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel. It is about

    The book I read was Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel. It is about a family which includes a father which is a scientist who works in the university, a mother who writes theses based on science, and a boy named Ben Tomlin. On Ben’s birthday, his mom comes home with a baby chimp. Ben’s father had a new experiment which was to teach a chimp American Sign Language in order for the chimp to communicate with human beings. The chimp which is named Zan, is treated just like a baby human. As he grows up, he learns ASL. Ben began to have a very strong bond with Zan, and treated him like his little brother. On day though, his father decides to shut down the experiment, which means they have to bring Zan back to the Chimp Center in Nevada. Ben doesn’t like this, being the fact that he treats Zan like his brother. Ben decides to go on a mission to the Chimp Center to get his little brother back to where he belongs, which is with Ben.
    I don’t recommend this book for various reasons. In the book, Ben happens to fall in love with a bunch of girls such as Shannon and Jen. There are very disgusting scenes in this book that are off topic. To get on to the actual point of the story, you would have to skip a couple of parts that were not important or relevant to the story. Also this book is not a happy book. It is more on the miserable side and leaves you heart broken. The saddest part was when Ben had to leave Zan in the Chimp Center and Zan didn’t know it would be a long time until he would see his older brother Ben again. Just because Zan wasn’t needed for the experiment, he was still Ben’s little brother.
    I give this book one chimp, because it was very sad. I thought as Zan being my younger brother who is three, and I wouldn’t want my little brother being taken away from me. It hurt to think in that connection. Also, this book went off track a lot and talked about things not related to the main focus of the book which is Zan. The author really thought forth of putting this story together and it was a complex story that not even I could think of so that’s why I give it one chimp.


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