Two Petals Publishing (2015)
Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 16) for Reader Views (12/16)
The five senses, everything we need and desire in our lives and now as an intriguing story! In “The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses” by K.N. Smith, the author’s main plot is following the lives of five people when their senses are heightened after being changed by a mysterious source.
The author was very successful in carrying out the purpose of the publication. The writing style is very similar to books such as the The Hunger Games and Harry Potter.
The writer uses imagery and a writing style that pulls you in to want more and keep on reading—I definitely couldn’t put this book down. It is slow in getting the point across and seems as if it is dragging throughout the whole novel. The characters were really well thought out as well as the storyline, and I think that’s what pulled me in as well as the impeccable writing style.
The book is geared toward 13-15 year-olds who generally enjoy adventure, books like The Hunger Games and suspense with a hint of mystery. I felt as if the book was under advanced for my age group, so that’s why I put a “range” for what I think is the target audience. I personally enjoyed the mysterious and adventurous aspects of this novel as it brought back very good memories when I first started reading books.
I really enjoyed “The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses” by K.N. Smith and would love to possibly read more of her books!