Fourmile is violent, not very descriptive

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“Fourmile,” by Watt Key, is a book about a boy who had to decide who to trust.  When Foster’s Dad died a year ago, his life got turned upside-down.

“Fourmile,” by Watt Key, is a book about a boy who had to decide who to trust.  When Foster’s Dad died a year ago, his life got turned upside-down. When his mother started dating Dax, the man of Foster’s nightmares, life at the farm got even worse. One day, a mysterious stranger shows up out of nowhere and asks to stay in the barn. Foster’s Mom doesn’t fancy the idea of this stranger staying in the barn but soon gets used to the stranger, Gary, being around. Foster struggles to know who to trust. There will soon be a battle at Fourmile, something horrifying and amazing all at once.

 

 I would recommend this book for kids 12 or older because of language and very scary scenes with violence. I would give it 2 out of 5 stars.  I felt very scared when Dax came into the story—he seems so cruel and menacing. I felt bad for Gary, but I think he wasn’t entirely truthful.  Foster, the main character, didn’t do much in the book, so I didn’t find the characters in this book very appealing.  Also, I did not like the ending; it halted, leaving you hanging. Nothing ends happily in this book.  I think that boys might like this book better than girls because of the violence and because the main character is a boy.