Deathwatch

Deathwatch

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by Robb White
     
 

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"An exciting novel of suspense, based on a fight to the finish between an honest and courageous young man and a cynical business tycoon who believes that anything can be had for a price."--Horn Book. An ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults, Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers Award, A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, New York Public Library--Books for

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"An exciting novel of suspense, based on a fight to the finish between an honest and courageous young man and a cynical business tycoon who believes that anything can be had for a price."--Horn Book. An ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults, Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers Award, A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, New York Public Library--Books for the Teen Age.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307791443
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/27/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
201,138
Lexile:
990L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
12 Years

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Deathwatch 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic read. It put's you right where Ben, the main character, is so you feel like you yourself went through this journey. You will also not expect the things that will happen in this read. And even through the ending is a little weak it still gets a five.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The novel Deathwatch by Robb White is an extraordinary juvenile mystery. The author uses large amounts of descriptive details, multiple themes, and information in order to accurately portray the seriousness of the events that unfold. The exposition is made up of a young college student, Ben and a successful businessman, Madec. Ben is hired by this stranger to be his guide in the Mojave Desert in order to find the prized animal, the Bighorn Sheep. While the two were hunting, Madec accidentally kills an old prospector. He then gives Ben two options after he insists on reporting the murder. Either he would be killed on the spot or given the chance to survive in the desert with no clothes or supplies. Once He decides to take the chance, he immediately finds himself in the disadvantage. It takes two to three days of cut feet, dehydration, sunburn, near death experiences, gun wounds, and malnutrition for Ben to overcome Madec and his rifle. Even though Ben beats Madec in the wild, he soon finds himself battling for his future in the courtroom. Does the truth get Ben freedom or just more trouble? All in all, this is an extremely exciting piece of literature that never failed to keep me off the edge of my seat. The author does a great job of description and illustrating to help the reader feel as if they are the ones who are being hunted. I highly recommend this novel for anyone who enjoys a good suspense or informative piece.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a decent read. Im not much into this genre, but had to read it for school, it wasnt bad but it wasnt great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book started out great.  In fact it was real good until you approached the ending.   The ending was awful. Yes the bad guy didn't win, but the author left huge gaps in the story line.  Ben"s feeling when his own Uncle and friends did not believe him were only touched upon lightly.   Why did his childhood friend (the deputy) act cold toward him?  Did Madec pay him off, old feud?  What did exactly happen to Madec?  Too many gaps and an abrupt ending.  Don't waste your money 
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Very suprising ending...
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The author has shown Man's hyper rationalization in a simple to follow book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great reread since read back in Middle School.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it for 9th Grade English Class
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book back in elementary school and it was absolutely amazing. It draws you in and keeps you hooked.
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Taylorlikescack More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book that will keep you interested throughout the whole thing. If you are into mystery and suspensful books. This book is for YOU! I really like how it is suspensful and keeps you interested. I really like the setting of this book. READ IT!
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Couldn't put it down
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Book Review Outline Book title and author: Robb White Title of review: Death Watch Number of stars (1 to 5): Introduction The main idea is that got blamed that Madec did. Make sure you see the animal before you shoot at it. I think this book was very good but not the best. You never know what was going to happen next. It was fun for someone who likes guns. Description and summary of main points I would give it a four because it is not the best. Madec accidently killed a man when he was hunting for a mountain goat. Then he tried to kill Ben because he was a witness. Evaluation This book is really good for hunters. I think that because it talks about guns and hunting for animals. It achieves its goal because Madec had to go to jail because he shoot a man because he was rushing with a gun. Conclusion Watch what you are shooting at before who shoot. Madec paid Ben money to lead him to mountain sheep. Madec shot his gun and killed a man. Then he tried to kill Ben because he was a witness. Then Ben got blamed for the murder but they found out that Madec killed him. This is a good book. Your final review
Guest More than 1 year ago
I base my positive rating of 4 out of 5 on the action and suspense involved in the story and on the well-developed conflict. Robb White always keeps the reader wondering what is going to happen next by using foreshadowing and cliffhangers throughout the book. You can¿t put the book down because you want to find out what will happen Also, Robb White develops the person vs. person conflict by creating two completely opposite characters and this results in a good vs. evil type of theme. Ben represents the ¿good¿ side and Madec is the ¿evil¿ side, and these two characters, and the good and evil forces, are constantly opposing each other. It makes the reader root for Ben and despise Madec. Readers who enjoy survival stories and/or adventure stories would love this book because there is never a dull moment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Deathwatch is another one of those greatest books ever read,for me.This book gives me the image of someone watching too closely,and that they are waiting for you to die.Even without them actually putting their hands on you.It's all about the watching and the waiting.Deathwatch is suspicious,adventurous,and dangerous.Also,it gives you a taste of surviving in the middle of nowhere:]
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was unneccessarily long. it talked about olut of book subjcts and it dragged in parts making it very boring. the end was weak and dumb
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was great. It was great when it began, and when it was over. But in the middle of the book, it was too descriptive but it was a great book. Especially when Madec was sniping at Ben on the cliff. I recommend it to people that like a cat and mouse feal.