Thursday, January 11, 2018

Deadman Wonderland Vol. 1, by Kazuma Kondou

Ten years after a massive earthquake destroyed most of Tokyo, a class is planning a field trip to the amusement park Deadman Wonderland. Deadman Wonderland isn't a normal amusement park though as it doubles as a prison in which the prisoners must work to finish their sentence early. A student in the class, Ganta Irigashi, is planning his trip when a mysterious being comes through the window and destroys the classroom, killing everyone except Ganta. As he is the only survivor he ends up guilty for murder. Now he's on death row in Deadman Wonderland, but he isn't ready to give up yet.

 I really enjoyed  Deadman Wonderland Vol. 1, by Kazuma Kondou. I love the characters and concept. The fight scenes are incredible and the art is astounding. There are thirteen volumes total in this series, and they all fit together perfectly. It made me think abut our crime system and the large amount of innocent people thrown in jail due to lack of evidence. I would recommend this book to a more mature audience, and to anyone who likes anime/manga.

Reviewed by Jackson, Grade 9
Grandview Library

Monday, January 8, 2018

The 100, by Kass Morgan


During the nuclear war that made Earth uninhabitable, There was a colony that decided to live in space. Many years later, the same colony decides to send one hundred juvenile delinquents down to Earth as an experiment to see if they can live there. Among them are Clarke, Wells, and Bellamy. Each arrested for different reasons, they must find a way to survive on this strange foreign planet. And Glass, an inmate who escaped, must learn to live as a fugitive aboard the colony.

Kass Morgan's, The 100, is a very entertaining book. The way it's written makes it seem as if the events can happen in real life. It's suspenseful and mysterious as well as warm and funny. What the characters do is very realistic if one were to be put in that situation. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in science fiction or post apocalyptic books.

Reviewed by Parvaneh, Grade 9
Downtown Central Library