Monday, December 14, 2009

Airman by Eoin Colfer, reviewed by Ojasvi Goel

Airman by Eoin Colfer

Reviewed by
Name: Ojasvi Goel (11 years)
School: Vasant Valley School, New Delhi

Flight has captivated humans for centuries. From flinging themselves off cliffs, and developing birdlike wings, to the development of airplanes, we have done it all. This book talks about a boy whose destiny was to fly…

The main protagonist, Conor Broekhart, lived in the islands of Great and Little Saltee and was very practical and had the right combination of brain and brawn. He displayed a remarkable presence of mind at a young age. But gifts alone cannot take you very far. His tutor, Victor Vigny was a major influence on Conor, and taught him about aeronautics and self defense. But no story can survive without the villain, and Colfer has created an extremely lifelike and very scary one. Meet Hugo Bonvilain, megalomaniacal tyrant. A master of trickery and deception, he committed many sins while he was Marshall.

Eoin Colfer compels you to cry with sorrow and jubilation, yet at the same time forces you to bellow with rage at the inhuman atrocities committed by Bonvilain. The shortcomings of this book, though few and far between, do exist. The book is full of literally cutthroat politics which gets slightly

One of my favorite books from one of my favorite authors, Airman is a must read. This is surely a book I’ll remember for times to come. The brilliant plot and the scintillating action will surely stay etched in my mind for many a year.

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