Raven's Gate

Raven's Gate

Book - 2006
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Sent to live in a foster home in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt, a troubled fourteen-year-old English boy, uncovers an evil plot involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2006, c2005
ISBN: 9780439680097
0439680093
Branch Call Number: YA HOR
Characteristics: 254 p. ;,20 cm

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sat7
Jun 25, 2016

I am going to send my first ever try at SF to this publisher. I understand this is a teen book however, the errors, scientific errors - the premise is so far erroneous... Is this a proper read for teens?

No matter what your age or preferred genre I think a base level of science fact is important in any work. Even fiction -

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samcoughlan
Jul 26, 2014

it is awesome everything links up at the end of the book

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readerxgirl
Feb 09, 2014

The beginning was a little slow but it became a can't-put-it-down book quickly. Loved the ending and I'm glad there's more in the series. Anticipating the arrival of the other 4!

JewelMcLatchy Nov 23, 2013

Enjoyed it even more the second time (has been a few years, so I'm re-reading the first four to build up to the fifth and final book). Love how the author says if his "Alex Rider series is James Bond aged fourteen...Raven's Gate is Stephen King for kids". And by "kids", he actually means older kids and teens. Somewhat similar to the Lorien Legacies series (I Am Number Four).

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

This book is weird.......but very, very interesting

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tocch101
Nov 01, 2012

A decent read but not great. A good start to the series with lots of foreshadowing. A little depressing and dark.

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KatrinaMuir
Jul 08, 2012

The format of the story does remind me of Susan Coopers "Dark is Rising" sequence of books. Its very black and white in its perception of good and evil.

booklady413 Jun 14, 2012

This book is the first book in the Gatekeeper's series. It is the story of 14 year old Matt who is involved in a crime and must choose jail or the LEAF program. As part of the LEAF program he must leave London for the English countryside where he is forced to do all sorts of menial farm work but does not attend school. Pretty soon, Matt realizes that the villigers and this village are weird. He must get out, but how? A cross between Stephen King and Harry Potter, this book is a quick and enjoyable read.

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Wolf_NZ
Jun 01, 2012

Starts slow but dont give up at this book.
I wouldnt sugest reading the other books there Slow and boring

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somethinghere123
Dec 30, 2011

This is great!
The beginning is a bit slow, but it picks up, don't worry.

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MamaCook
May 21, 2015

MamaCook thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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samcoughlan
Jul 26, 2014

samcoughlan thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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readerxgirl
Feb 09, 2014

readerxgirl thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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JihadiConservative
Feb 12, 2013

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

White_Guanaco_1 Jul 07, 2011

White_Guanaco_1 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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rock255
Feb 14, 2011

rock255 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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DrYams
Jul 17, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Kind of dark.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: some intense scenes

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