Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Goliath, by Scott Westerfeld

The book Goliath by Scott Westerfeld is about a young Austrian prince aboard the airship knows as the Leviathan. The Leviathan, and Alec with it are sent to Russia to rescue an inventor from giant fighting bears. As it turns out the inventor made a machine capable of destroying whole cities with just one blast. The weapon however is all the way in America and before they get to it, Alec and the inventor have to let everyone know about it in hopes of scaring Germany out of the war which would make the war itself end. However things go wrong and that's what this book is about.

 I enjoyed reading Goliath, by Scott Westerfeld. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes history, is a fan of steampunk, or simply enjoys good and long fiction books. I really liked how the characters and other things were presented. Throughout the book there were many conflicts the solutions to which were not always clear but in the end were quite creative. I also liked the illustrations as they helped visualize the setting in the eyes of the author.

Reviewed by Anton V., Grade 9
Montrose Library