City of the Beasts

City of the Beasts☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ City of the Beasts By Isabel Allende ❤ – Bluevapours.co.uk Fifteen year old Alexander Cold is about to join his fearless grandmother on the trip of a lifetime An International Geographic expedition is headed to the dangerous, remote wilds of South America, on Fifteen year old Alexander Cold is about to join his fearless grandmother on the trip of a lifetime An International Geographic expedition is headed to the dangerous, remote wilds of South America, on a mission to document the legendary Yeti of the known as the BeastBut there are many secrets hidden in the unexplored wilderness, as Alex and his new friend Nadia soon discover Drawing on the strength of their spirit guides, both young people are led on a thrilling and unforgettable journey to the ultimate discovery.

Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean American novelist Allende, who writes in the magic realism tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at several US colleges She currently resides in California with her husband Allende adopted US citizenship in .

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  • Paperback
  • 408 pages
  • City of the Beasts
  • Isabel Allende
  • English
  • 09 July 2018
  • 0060535032

10 thoughts on “City of the Beasts

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    La ciudad de las bestias City of the Beasts Memories of the Eagle and the Jaguar 1 , Isabel AllendeCity of the Beasts is the first young adult novel by Chilean American writer Isabel Allende Published in 2002 City of the Beasts begins with the story of Alexander Cold, who is 15 years old and going through a family crisis While his parents leave for Texas to try to treat his mother s cancer, Alex and his sisters are sent to live with their grandmothers Despite his desperate pleading, Alex La ciudad de las bestias City of the Beasts Memories of the Eagle and the Jaguar 1 , Isabel AllendeCity of the Beasts is the first young adult novel by Chilean American writer Isabel Allende Published in 2002 City of the Beasts begins with the story of Alexander Cold, who is 15 years old and going through a family crisis While his parents leave for Texas to try to treat his mother s cancer, Alex and his sisters are sent to live with their grandmothers Despite his desperate pleading, Alex is sent off to New York City to stay with his eccentric grandmother Kate Cold, a reporter for International Geographic Magazine His sisters, however are sent to live with their Grandmother Carla Meanwhile, Kate announces that she will be taking Alex with her to therain forest during his visit Once Alex arrives in New York City, and finds out that his grandmother had no intentions of collecting him at the airport and is forced to walk to her apartment, several blocks away In the process he meets a girl named Morgana, a homeless girl in her mid 20 s She offers him pot and steals his backpack that contained his clothes, his money and his flute He is greatly saddened by the loss of his precious flute, but Kate gives him the flute belonging to his grandfather, Joseph Cold Soon, they pack off to go to thewith some professors and photographers The reason Kate goes is to write an article about the Beast 2011 1389 331 1383 332 9789645757838 1389

  2. Natalie says:

    Gah I was really disappointed with this little series from Allende I love her books so much, but she did NOT successfully make the transition to writing for younger readers The plots of all three in the series were very interesting and could have been a lot of fun, but the writing was often awkward and forced, especially the magical bits The characters were a little two dimensional, and even the dialogue was strained She had some nifty ideas, but it seemed like she was trying to dumb them d Gah I was really disappointed with this little series from Allende I love her books so much, but she did NOT successfully make the transition to writing for younger readers The plots of all three in the series were very interesting and could have been a lot of fun, but the writing was often awkward and forced, especially the magical bits The characters were a little two dimensional, and even the dialogue was strained She had some nifty ideas, but it seemed like she was trying to dumb them down for younger readers, rather than just letting them flow

  3. Michelle Curie says:

    The longer I live, theuninformed I feel Only the young have an explanation for everythingI saw this book lurking in my bookshelf the other day and a sense of nostalgia swept over me as I remembered how this might have been one of the first Young Adult books I ve ever read, all the way back when I wasn t even one myself I picked this up again, wondering how well I remembered things and how I perceived them now In this ian adventure, fifteen year old Alexander Cold is sent ouThe longer I live, theuninformed I feel Only the young have an explanation for everythingI saw this book lurking in my bookshelf the other day and a sense of nostalgia swept over me as I remembered how this might have been one of the first Young Adult books I ve ever read, all the way back when I wasn t even one myself I picked this up again, wondering how well I remembered things and how I perceived them now In this ian adventure, fifteen year old Alexander Cold is sent out to his grandmother Kate, as his mother is struggling with cancer at home, too weak to look after him Kate is a fearless reporter about to embark on an International Geographic expedition to the dangerous, remote world of therainforest, on which Alexander now has to join her The mission to document the legendary beast of theturns out to be a hard one, with many hidden secrets and dangers lurking, as Alex and his new friend Nadia soon discover The fact that this has been describes as an ecological romance makes me cringe, as this is definitely neither a flattering nor an accurate way to describe this In fact, part of why I enjoyed reading this was because it wasn t a romance story it s an adventure Isabel Allende created some wonderful characters here the participants of the expedition all got their unique character traits, they re dynamic feels real and believable and I particularly liked how tough the females in this story were They re definitely victims to men who think themselves as authoritarian, but at the same time they re in no way afraid to stand their ground Our main characters are young adults we ve got the 15 year old Alexander and the 13 year old Nadia and both of them felt believable as well They re hitting puberty, where you might feel in charge and in control of everything, but at the same time you re clearly not Still, they re never annoying, but ultimately good natured and brave kids In terms of themes, they were a lot of messages conveyed that I certainly didn t pick up on as a kid Allende explores the contrast between our civilisation and nature as well as the exploitation of native cultures and does both in a elegantly subtle way I feel like elegant is a good word to describe her writing in general, it s vivid, gentle and descriptive and I could so clearly visualise everything that was happening In general, I am absolutely aware that age wise this book is not targeted at me, which makes me put it in a different context and influences my expectations, but it s still an enjoyable tale

  4. Belinda says:

    4,25 stars Dutch paperback I have dyslexia Aldo this is a young adult novel for teenagers from 14 years and up, this book is a literair thriller witch only Isabel Allende could put down on to paper A young boy man travels with his grandmother who wants to be called Kate to theTheir part of a group travelling for National Georaphic They meet up with Nadia the daughter of the guide of the group Not all attendees of the group have the best intrest for the forest and its inhabita 4,25 stars Dutch paperback I have dyslexia Aldo this is a young adult novel for teenagers from 14 years and up, this book is a literair thriller witch only Isabel Allende could put down on to paper A young boy man travels with his grandmother who wants to be called Kate to theTheir part of a group travelling for National Georaphic They meet up with Nadia the daughter of the guide of the group Not all attendees of the group have the best intrest for the forest and its inhabitants And Alex and Nadia discover the deep secrets of themselfs and this forest inhabitants Who is friend or are the all enemy s

  5. Alexa says:

    Honestly, this book sucked Majorly Giving it two stars was generous, to say the least.The beginning was boring beyond belief I had to read this for school, and my class and I begged the teacher to let us read another one It had no interest for us, no appeal I hated the grandmother, didn t know what to think of the main character, and was bored out of my mind by the language When the main character was swimming with the dolphins, the story basically went, I was having so much fun It was t Honestly, this book sucked Majorly Giving it two stars was generous, to say the least.The beginning was boring beyond belief I had to read this for school, and my class and I begged the teacher to let us read another one It had no interest for us, no appeal I hated the grandmother, didn t know what to think of the main character, and was bored out of my mind by the language When the main character was swimming with the dolphins, the story basically went, I was having so much fun It was the best day of my life , and then boom, on to the next boring as crap thing I had to wonder if something was lost in the translation The first half of the book had a snails pace, just prolonging our torture.The second half of the book picked up a LITTLE It had a bitmagic and fantasy, a bitinteresting stuff going on But I was still prevented from even beginning to enjoy this book because of the lack of descriptive language.I just hated this book I would never in a billion years recommend it to anyone but my worst enemy Maybe not even then

  6. Viv JM says:

    I read this book with my 12 year old son We both quite enjoyed it, but didn t love it It is a coming of age tale adventure story fantasy eco thriller for young adults I think possibly it was trying to be too many things One thing I did appreciate was the fact that the protagonist s grandmother was so far from a stereotypical granny figure in children s lit she is a chain smoking, vodka drinking, plain talking hard as nails journalist.

  7. Monique says:

    I wanted to try some of Allende s work, and being lazy I picked one of her kids books However, I m not sure that was the best choice after all City of the Beasts was not quite my cup of tea, even though I generally enjoy YA books However, I tend to enjoy them because they are lighthearted and easy to read, or because they present difficult problems in a slightly less depressing light City on the Beasts did not have that lightness It wanted to incorporate some issues genocide, exploitati I wanted to try some of Allende s work, and being lazy I picked one of her kids books However, I m not sure that was the best choice after all City of the Beasts was not quite my cup of tea, even though I generally enjoy YA books However, I tend to enjoy them because they are lighthearted and easy to read, or because they present difficult problems in a slightly less depressing light City on the Beasts did not have that lightness It wanted to incorporate some issues genocide, exploitation of native cultures, the damage that is done to some parts of the earth , but I felt it got a bit preachy at times Too many issues presented in far too simple terms Good and evil were a bit too clearly separated, there was only one morally ambiguous character Leblanc and he basically turned from caricature annoyingness to not very believable okayness in one moment Didn t work for me Also, there was a plot twist at the end that I found very very very predictable.Still, three stars for the nice writing and some things that I really liked reading about, even though I didn t think they were altogether believable In addition, some parts of the book were rather suspenseful, which is why I kept on reading until the end

  8. Christine says:

    This is really like Indy Jones, though unlike her adult books, Allende tells too much instead of showing.What is interesting about this book is the amount of background as well as action Allende packs into the book During the journey in the , the characters of both Alex and Nadia are totally real as are most of the supporting characters A good quick read for an adult

  9. viktoria says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here When I first got that book for Christmas and in german a couple years ago, I really didn t knew if I should like it At that time I did not liked reading that much But it was a present, so I started it And couldn t stop I loved it The way Isabel Allende made it so understandable how life in a Rain forest could be, and is It is truly amazing The story of Nadja and Alexander, how they became best friends and thought they would never see each other again after that miraculous adventure fa When I first got that book for Christmas and in german a couple years ago, I really didn t knew if I should like it At that time I did not liked reading that much But it was a present, so I started it And couldn t stop I loved it The way Isabel Allende made it so understandable how life in a Rain forest could be, and is It is truly amazing The story of Nadja and Alexander, how they became best friends and thought they would never see each other again after that miraculous adventure fascinating The only think I was really sad about is the part in the mountain The intoxicating plot of the main characters is opening with Alexander and the story how he came to his Grandmothers Apartment without money in NYC and why he came at all His family is hit with illness and without ideas how to fix it they try everything One of them is that the male Main Character is leaving with his Grandmother to the Southern American Jungle What he doesn t know at that time is that he findsthan just a cure for his mother He is finding himself and his totemic animal, his best friend, and the journey of his life As soon as they touch down in Manaus he is also overwhelmed with the heat of south America Soon he was about to meet the young Nadja, at the age of his annoying little sister, so it is wierd for him to be around her at first But Nadja is much mature at the same age The young soon to be friends are about to start a expedition with a team of Journalists Alex s Grandmother and Photographers and so on Nadjas Father is the guide for the expedition The team is standing out tothan just one challenge and is supposed to find animals who are probably older than any human ever remembered Within that journey both of the teens are reaching over their biggest fears and exploring new territory in their minds and untouched earth

  10. Carmen says:

    My friend read Isabel Allende books and she lend me this one At first, after a few pages, I was sceptical and didn t expect much I decided to keep on reading in any case I cannot put a book down, even if it is bad and I soon relized that I may have been predjudiced The story line was quite nice but the fact that the boy played flute certainly made an impact I had some trouble with my commitment towards my flute playing because I didn t practice and whatever Although him pulling his flute My friend read Isabel Allende books and she lend me this one At first, after a few pages, I was sceptical and didn t expect much I decided to keep on reading in any case I cannot put a book down, even if it is bad and I soon relized that I may have been predjudiced The story line was quite nice but the fact that the boy played flute certainly made an impact I had some trouble with my commitment towards my flute playing because I didn t practice and whatever Although him pulling his flute out and playing in theseems a bit well crazy and far fetched it really made me want to play flute So this book brought my passion back for my lovely flute I think overall there are some real inspirational thoughts and moral values portrayed in this book in an easy, understandable way I would recommend this to everyone, even thos who do not like to read It s an easy read with passion and adventure whatod you need

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