Teen Reviews

Read + Review — Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #3: The First Battle, by Erin Hunter


As the two groups of cats, the Forest Cats and the Moor Cats, slowly drift apart, Clear Sky decides to lead the Forest Cats, although he is not confident in his position. His own forest cats think that he has undergone a change, a change that is not good. Gray Wing leads the Moor Cats, but he is also weak like Clear Sky. Gray Wing is burdened with his asthma. As both of the groups grow farther and farther apart, they begin to dislike each other more and more, until they do not trust one another. They gear up for a war, even training little kittens. What will happen to the two groups that were once close, but now far apart? Will complete peace be established, or will the two groups be mortal enemies and fight to the death?

I thought that the book was exciting. I liked how there was a lot of action in this book compared to the first two books in the Dawn of the Clans series of Warriors. The first two books were more shallow than this book because this book went into everyone’s minds. Because there were so many characters in this book, the third-person point of view was very useful, being able to go into every character’s thoughts and expressions. I also liked this book because it is about cats, and I like all animals. Even though the book was exciting and I liked most of it, I still disliked some of it. I thought that there were too many quotation marks, which means that the characters were narrating most of the story. I think that the narrator should tell the story more often to make the story feel more smooth. Overall, I still think that it is a good book.

One memorable thing about the book was the massive amount of characters. I had a hard time remembering all of them because their names were also long, such as Gray Wing, Owl Eye, Jackdaw’s Cry, and Lightning Tail.


Reviewed by James, grade 7, Gayton Branch Library

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