Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Search for Senna

Author: K.A. Applegate
Title: Search for Senna
Series: Everworld (book1 )
Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 1999
Genre: Teen Fiction/ Fantasy
Synopsis: "David's life was pretty normal. School. Friends. Girlfriend. Actually, Senna was probably the oddest aspect of his life. She was beautiful. Smart. But there was something very different about her. Something strange. And on the day it began, everything happened so quickly. One moment, Senna was with him. Kissing him. Holding his hand. The next she was swallowed up by the earth, her screams echoing from far, far away. David couldn't just let go. Neither could the others. His friends--and hers. So, they followed. And found themselves in a wold they never could have imagined.
Now they have to find Senna and get home without losing their lives. Or their minds. Or both..."

Since I am finally catching up on reading the rest of the books that I own in this series I have decided to review the first book now even though I read it some time early last year.  Okay, one of my favorite things to read about in a book is mythology and stories with a different take on familiar myths. Which makes Everworld a pretty perfect fit for me. Book wise that is. It has normal teens, who through unusual circumstances end up trying to survive a world created by mythological gods and goddess.
I think my favorite thing about this book is how while they are awake in Everworld, some part of them is still in the real world going through their normal day. Confused yet? But when they go to sleep or get knocked out they are back the RW and get an update on what’s been going their RW and EW self. Hope I explained that in an understandable fashion.
Another thing I like about the book is how the characters are all connected to each other by a common connection, Senna. Although, none of them are friends or anything.
Search for Senna the first book in the Everworld series is narrated by David. who likes to act like he's some big hero. While it's a bit annoying at first with him trying to act all macho, you slowly learn why he acts the way he does and then its not so bothersome.
Definitely an interesting read that I first got turned on to through my old library.

Search for Senna earns 4 out of 5 pineapples.
Orchid
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1. Search for Senna is part of my personnal book collection.

4 comments:

  1. I read this one a while ago. Maybe I should look into the rest of the series. Thanks!

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  2. I'm putting this on my library list pronto. And a whole series to look forward to? Fantastic!

    And I adore the cover!

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  3. I plan to read this for the 100+ Reading Challenge.

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  4. I picked up this book from a used book sale about a month ago without knowing anything about it. It sounds great, though - totally like the kind of book I would love!
    So cool the whole being awake in another world while they're doing things in Everworld thing. I'm really curious as to how that might work out.

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