A breath-taking game called the Fives is about the take place, and Jes wants in on it. Without her father knowing, she sneaks out of the house to train. But, when her father’s sponsor is poisoned, her whole world turned upside down. While training for the Fives, she learns that her sisters and mother are trapped! Making an unlikely friend, she sets off to rescue her family.
Where do I begin? I was drawn into the fantasy world Elliott created, and wasn’t able to get my eyes off the pages. The squabbles the sisters had reminded me of the arguments I have with my sister, and I look up to the mother, Kiya, who has remarkable character. Although Elliott could have eased a bit off the vocab, the story was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Jes’ friendship with Kal is a major part of the story. I feel much of Jes’ life would be very different and worse if she did not have this friendship. She helped Kal become a better person, and forced him to do things he normally would never have done
Reviewed by Shreya, Grade 7, Twin Hickory Area Library