Saturday, August 21, 2010

The White Mountains

The White Mountains
by John Christopher

In the first of the classic Tripods trilogy, Will Parker runs away from home to escape the Tripods, who keep the populace docile with meshed caps placed on their skulls. On the night that Will runs away, his cousin Henry follows him; Will does not particularly like his cousin, but when he hurts his ankle, Henry pillages food for him and Will soon revises his opinion. Across the Channel, in France, the boys join forces with Zhan-Pole, soon dubbed Beanpole. The other two books in the series (The City of Gold and Lead and The Pool of Fire) chronicles the boys'adventures within the Tripods capital city and the battle to overcome their oppressors. -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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