Seekers #1: The Quest Begins
Reviewed by Avni Gupta (age 15) for Reader Views (6/08)
When I first saw the cover of “Seekers #1: The Quest Begins,” I was extremely excited to start reading. Then I saw that it was by Erin Hunter, and that got me even more excited. I had read all of her books in the Warrior series and loved them, so I thought that this book would live up to the others. I could not have been more wrong.
In the first chapter, this book had already lost my attention. There was nothing interesting going on here! In the middle of the fifth chapter, I felt my eyes drooping. It was a first. A book had made me almost go to sleep. This didn’t even happen when I read “Pride and Prejudice,” a book that I found incredibly boring.
The only saving grace in this book is the cover. It is unbelievably cute, and has bears on it. What could be better? I guess that I have learnt my lesson about judging a book by its cover. I am never going to do that again!
If you really do want to read this book though (all of you “Pride and Prejudice” readers, listen up!), I have a few suggestions as to how to get through it without falling asleep like me. First of all, make sure that this is the only book that you are reading at the time. I was reading a few at the same time and my thoughts were always going out to my other books and how much more interesting they were than what I was reading. Another suggestion that I have is to not have any other thing that you could possibly do instead of reading. I had a few finals that I could study for, and so, for the first time in my life, I studied instead of reading a book.
All in all, I feel like “Seekers #1: The Quest Begins,” by Erin Hunter is a waste of time and should not be read unless you know that you love bears and have to read everything written about them. If you just like the cover, however, I suggest printing out a picture of some bears and sticking it onto a notebook and writing your own story about bears. I learned one thing while reading this book and that was to never ever judge a book by its cover because that will end up biting you in the butt.