Dr. Franklin's Island

Dr. Franklin's Island

by Ann Halam
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We had to read this book for our reading class and at first i was like 'ugggh! Sci fi!'. But i knew i HAD to read it because all the projects that we had to do throughout the unit was 70% of our semester grade. I read it and i loved it even when i was only on Chapter 3. I definetley recommend this book. Trust me its worth every penny.
Elly120 More than 1 year ago
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.
2012rocks More than 1 year ago
Well this book is scary. If you like scary stuff I recommend you reading it. If you don't you shouldn't read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitly recommend this book to everyone!!! Im read it three times and its still awesome!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was amazing. This is the second time reading it (first time being in fourth grade) yet its still amazing. Definetly worth the money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book paperback and i found it really weird. It was well written but the story plot was just plain weird
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a book that was very well thought out, i couldnt put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing and intriguing book!!! I couldnt put it down and read it twice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is intense and extremely sci-fi. It could be considered a tad bit scary at some points but I would recommend this to anyone who loves sci-fi, especially in the subject of genetic engineering.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title tells all. In my class we have to read 45 minutes each night so i found this book thinking it was not going to be good. As i read on it got better and better i just couldnt put it down...... i finished it in 3 days. I seriously recommend this book, it is my favorite of all time!
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One of the best books I've ever read. If you like sci-fi books, you will love this book! I've read it 3 times. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great action and very descriptive. A little gross at some parts but defently worth your time.
Tom Scherlis More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! Ful of great sci-fi wlements and a cliffhanger at eveey scene. Could not pur it sown. Action packed, just great. I really hope there is a seqqual soon. BUY IT!!!!!!!
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Genni More than 1 year ago
Just like others, this book kept me wondering what is going to happen next in the book. The twist of animal transitioning from animal and human enhanced my entertainment if this book. I akso liked how this book was not predictable and how Miranda and Semi disvovered more and more things about Dr.Franklin's Island. The plot was amazing and this book was well-written. You will miss on a hreat oppurtunity if you don't read this book!
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Halie Schwingel More than 1 year ago
This book just kept me on edge and made me think about everyones future...what if people actually start to do that??? Gobble gobble
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