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The Terrorist

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    A very good mystery! I recommend it!

    The Terrorist is a fictional mystery/action and adventure novel which is about a girl named Laura who moves to England with her parents and younger brother Billy. After living there for a while they begin to like where they were living. But then one day Laura's younger brother Billy is killed by the explosion of a bomb that was given to him which was disguised as a package. All throughout the book after that Laura tries to find Billy's killer.
    I liked how the author revealed the characters throughout the book. The author was also very descriptive about the characters. I didn't dislike anything about this novel. I recommended this book to anyone who likes mystery novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2007

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    The Terrorist is a fictional novel by Caroline B. Cooney. The Terrorist was actually really good. It was filled with drama, and it keeps you on your toes. I thought that it was very informative and interesting. The setting is in the mid-90s in London, England. The major conflict of the book is a middle school boy, named Billy, is on his way to school in a train station in London and received a package. A stranger told him that one of his friends had dropped the package. Not thinking Billy ran off with package and then remembering that his friends didn¿t have a brown paper package, and then all of the sudden the package explodes killing Billy. After Billy¿s sudden death, his sister, Laura, who is in high-school is devastated and is determined to find the terrorist who murdered Billy. Laura was mind boggled that someone would want to hurt Billy. Laura then starts to think that maybe someone from her school had something to do with Billy¿s death. Caroline B. Cooney wrote The Terrorist is the third person point of view. She used a lot of dialogue during the whole book. She made the questions Laura asked people seem like a spy was asking the questions. Since the book was set in London, England, she made some people have an English accent in her dialogue. Even thought this book is pretty short I would defiantly recommend it for a book to read on your free time. You should especially get The Terrorist if you like drama, a little action, and suspense. You¿ll also learn a little bit about the different countries in the world and some of there history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2005

    A gripping drama that you cannot put down!

    The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney is an excellent story of an American teenager in London who's brother is killed by a package bomb in the London Subway. Throughout the novel, she goes through as many suspects as possible, including many at her own school. This is hands down one of Ms. Cooney's best works so far. There is just the right amount of suspense, and some juicy plot twists. The only small criticism is that the ending kind of leaves you hanging, ending with a sense of incompleteness. Other than that, this is a fasinating read. Bravo!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2003

    Not as good as her previous books....

    The Terrorist was a good book. It was not as good as any of her others. The end didnt meet my standards. I think she should have gone on to tell what happened after they found out who it was. She has done Much better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2002


    it was a great book and i think this book had a lot of meanings. i think caroline cooney is very talented in writing. she sometimes drags though. it seems like the person has too many thoughts. i also disliked the ending, how the murderer got away... but overall, it was an excellent book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2002

    Great Book....Read it or else!

    I loved this book i thought it was great! The ending was a little suprising but i recommend this book to anyone who is looking for read full of suspense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2000

    The Terrorist-Background details-Review

    When I first picked up this book, I had high expectations for turnout. I definitely recommend this book if you enjoy suspence, mystery, and detective work. This book is easy to interpret and unpredictable. It has a well built plot and tension builds expertly. It is full of action and is exciting, compulsive reading. This novel is fast-paced and crackles with suspense. I highly recommend this book for young adult readers looking for a threat!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2000

    The Terrorist

    I read the book The Terrorist. It was really good. I liked this book mainly because of the surprises. I would have never figured out who killed Billy or who was involved in it. Also this book is original. Most stories aren't about terrorists and different nationalities. I also learned a lot from this book. How in London there are so many nationalities and how the people have to adapt to other peoples backgrounds and cultures. I truly thought that this book was going to drag on when I got to the middle, but then at the end I realized that all that stuff had to lead up to the shocking end. This book really took me by surprise and I loved how the author took all these great characters with different personalities to write this book. I never expected Jehran. She was so innocent and glamorous. I actually felt bad for her when I found out she was getting forced into marriage. I really liked this book and the surprises throughout the whole book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2000

    Not Bad At All!

    This was really not a bad book at all. The only reason it got a 4 star rating is because it left me dangling at the end of the story. But what can I expect from a children's author? This is no James Patterson novel but it is a great thriller that will hold your interest throughout the book. Read this book!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2000


    this book had alot of action and it was very sad. some parts made me very mad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2000


    Terrorist was an awesome book! It took me 1 day to finish this book. I couldn't help myself, I just had to keep reading to find out what happened. I think Caroline B. Cooney is the BEST! author I have ever known. I really like to read and I like a lot of authors, but by far, Caroline B. Cooney is the best.

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