AUTHOR: Ben Furman
OVERALL REVIEW: 3 1/2, good
Sam's Quest for the Crimson Crystal starts off with Sam Mae Costas leaving to visit her grandfathers farm for the summer while her parents are off exploring, hoping to find the lost city of Atlantis. Hoping to find an adventure of her own she does. Not even a week passes before she does. One that may risk her life.
The city she ventured to after meeting a minny human on the back of a dragon fly, was Innerworld. One of the many unknown worlds she gets to know. Learning about Innerworlds past, she begins to meet new people. Prince buznor, a young Awok fighting to save Innerworld joins forces with Sam to help there civilization. But, without the help of the Crimson Crystal, one of the 3 important Crystals needed to help defeat the strong Drogon's Army, the world which is digging closer and closer to Innerworld, trying to defeat them, they are doomed. So, with a helpfull dragon fly, Prince Buznor, and her helpfull sidekick Patch, they venture off to unknown, and somewhat dangerous lands in order to find the Crimson Crystal.
Will they make it before its too late? Or is this just a fictional dream Sam has drifted into?
I had many thoughts about this book. Some of the parts of this book, made me wait at the edge of my seat to see what happens next. But other parts just dragged on, and made me a little bored. Over all, this book was well written. But I wouldnt really recommend it to anyone over 14+. Adventure grasped most of the pages as I read it, and I did enjoy it.
TAGS: Adventure, lost, helping, fiction, girl, fun, imagination, grade school- middle school.