I'd like to welcome a guest blogger today, my 12-year-old son, as he shares his opinion on a book he's recently read.
Everyone knows about dragons, huge beasts that can breathe fire. I never got interested in dragons until I read the book Raising Dragons by Bryan Davis*. This book is about two kids named Billy and Bonnie that find out that they’re dragons. They also discovered that dragon slayers, who swore an oath to the round table, are trying to kill them.
What I liked about the book is it has a lot of commotion and conflict. It also has some Biblical references about dragons. There are also some verses and some Bibles woven into the story. For example, they were illegally smuggling Bibles into another country. Another example is Billy’s parents brought out their family Bible to show Billy verses. What I didn’t like is that the main characters got hurt almost every other chapter. It was very repetitive. I also didn’t like that the slayers thought that they were the Knights of the Round Table.
Overall I give this book a four out of five stars and I think that grades sixth though ninth would like it because it has a lot of action. I wouldn’t recommend it to little kids because of the violence.