This book is not something for the faint of heart, this is a very dark book. It starts in a town somewhere in the U.K. and there is this body of water that is “Haunted” because they used to use this body of water to kill witches back in the Dark ages. So the story is about a girls mother being killed by dropping into the water, the girls name was Lena. Lena is convinced that her mother has committed suicide and is very angry and lost because of it. The book starts by Julia (Lena’s aunt) who is on her way back to her home town to take care of Lena. then it gets dark because you start to learn what is wrong with the people in the town and all the messed up disorders everyone has. Then you find out how Julia and her family are all connected to this big circle of stuff, its just something that starts slow but then at the end everything unravels. This a book that has real life problems in it that make this so much creeper. If I were to recommend this to anyone, I say someone who can stay up to date with the characters and someone who isn’t scared easily by real life things. This is a very dark read and it was something I had trouble reading not only because it was dark but because of the way it was set up. I personally didn’t like the fact that is was the British way of speaking English, it just doesn’t flow very well in my head, so if that doesn’t bother you then I would give this a read.
This is a podcast I made with my class mates. In this podcast we are pretending to be interviewers and and experts. So we use the knowledge we have from the book to make an interesting interview!
It started with just needing something to do, something good so I wouldn’t give my powers a bad name. My name is Robert Steelheart and I was born with special ability’s, a power I couldn’t control. So I looked into working with the government, and help bring down epics. I was going to save my city and become a hero!
I though it was going to be something that kinda just happened, that I would just be sent out to help. I should have known it wasn’t going to be that easy, they made me work before I could even try to be the hero I wanted to be. They put me in and advanced program to see what I am able to do, and if I could live up to the name that was given to me.
Most of these trials were physically challenging, but the ones that challenged me the most where the mental and emotional hypothetical’s. ” Say you were going into a burning building”… ” and you have the choice to save the building, or A young boy who just got kidnapped by the epic you have been Hunting down for weeks”? said Officer Derek Wright. He then walks over to look me in the eye as he say “Who do you save”? As I play a list of pros and cons in my head he continues to talk ” Because you can’t save everyone” I give my answer ” you save the boy, and you arrest the epic”. ” so you choose to save the boy”? I reply back ” yes, because someone else can put out the fire; I would only have one chance to save the boy and get the epic” he then says ” so would risk letting hundreds of people die”? I didn’t understand where I was wrong, ” cant I just save them all”? He then responds with a sadness in his tone ” you will never be able to save them all” my last words to him were ” I will,watch me”.
That was only the turning point, I was never the same after that interactions. Most of my thoughts and actions tended to be based on if I cant save everyone then I won’t save anyone at all. Soon they started to send me out on small missions. X3 Missions, I did so many; it felt as if I was stuck in a hole that kept going deeper. Honesty, most of them were me just helping out the police force with small crime. But I wanted more, I needed more; But nothing was good enough. Nothing filled the void, The hole I had been waiting to fill for so long, but nothing changed.
Then one morning I woke up to my officer telling me they have an XX5 mission waiting for me. Finally! The case was an armed robbery, something where I felt I could make my move and show that I was something more then a guy with powers. I then went into the office meeting where they were talking about the case; That’s when I learned that I was their last chance, and they were losing. So I thought to my self that if they can’t take care of the bad guy, I decided that I was going to try to be in control of the Epics causing the problems.
The day of the mission wasn’t going the way I wanted it to. After my follow up on the interrogation, I got put on the case to find the Epic DeathPoint. From all the research I was given, It seemed like they had been tracking him down for over the last Three months. Most of his crimes were smaller, But they all lead to one big robbery on 20th on park drive, next to the local mall. I was told to go in and bring him in for him to be set on trial. But I wasn’t going to let that happen; This has now become my city and I’m the only one left to protect it. Then a crazy thought came to mind, What if I recruited him? what if I had him play on my team.
It was 4:57Pm, most people were on there way home from work, This is when DeathPoint made his move. This time it was an armed robbery; As I waited for the second helpless citizens to run for cover, I went over my plan. It was perfect, It was going to work I knew it! without a doubt in my mind, at least that what I thought in that moment. I just had to wait and then go in at the perfect moment, the moment when I would be put down in the history books for good or for bad.
Ok first question! When did you first learn to read? The first time I started reading by my self I was six, and I started with Harry potter. I would listen to them on my little radio with the CDs. Second question, what were your favorite books? well when I was a kid it was Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Harry potter. Question number Three, Where did you like to read? I liked reading in my room on my bed with my little radio in the corner, I would start reading at 7:00pm and finish at 8:00pm. I did this so I wouldn’t have to go to bed and so I could stay up late. Question number Four, what kind of books do you read today? In this time of my life I am really into Phycological Thrillers, I really like trying to understand why people do the things they do and what gives them that motive. Question number Five, do you read more then one book at a time? Um no, not really. I like to see things to completion, so I want to finish one story before I start on another one.