June 20

‘Galax-arena’ by Gillian Rubinstein

“When you feel like giving up, look back at how far you’ve come. Be strong. Stay on your path. Never stop going.”

Do you like books that get you nervous but also excited at the same time? If you do, Galex Arena by Gillian Rubinstein is a superb book for you.

A sci-fi book filled with adventure and action, this book is incredible, from the start when the three siblings, Joella, Peter and Liane, get kidnapped by a man named Hythe, who was supposed to be picking them up instead of their Aunty Jill, was actually a kidnapper taking them to a rocket ship. The siblings felt like they were in the rocket ship forever and didn’t know where Hythe was taking them. They end up in space at some unknown planet. They have to perform deadly stunts in front of aliens. If you weren’t very good at gymnastics like Joella, you would become one of the aliens’ pets. To find out what happens in the end, you HAVE to read Galax Arena.

I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of adventure in it and it really gets you thinking about what’s going to happen next. I loved how Gillian Rubinstein involved a real life incident and a made up incident. This was that the children got kidnapped, a real life incident, and the kids being sent to aliens, the made up incident. I loved this book because it made me want to read more to see what happened next. It was very interesting and action filled through the whole book.

I think this book is suited for any gender since it includes aliens but also acrobatics at the same time. I recommend this book for mature 12+ because the book includes death worthy stunts, slavery and kidnapping. If you are interested in books that are thrilling and adventurous, Galax Arena is definitely the book for you.

Ella B, Year 8

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Posted June 20, 2017 by marjk in category Fantasy, Girls Read, Guys Read, Science Fiction, Student Reviews

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