Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Cover image for RevolverThis book was given to me by a student, and I gave it a rating of four out of five. Sig lives in a remote Alaskan cabin in 1910 with his father and older sister, however his father falls through some ice and freezes to death. A stranger with a gun shows up and says Sig's father stole some gold from him. Sig has no idea about the gold, but the stranger doesn't believe him. The situation gets a little more intense when Sig's sister returns from town, and he realizes no one is going to come with help. Sig knows his father has hidden a gun in the storeroom, but is he willing to use it to kill a man?

I found the setting and conflict interesting, because they're not common in novels. Some readers might not like the book, because there are a limited number of characters and settings. The setting has flashbacks to 1899, but most of the story occurs in the cabin during winter. The plot doesn't have a lot of action, but it does create suspense. Sig shared many of the beliefs of his religious mother and stepmother, so it made solving the problem a bit more complicated.

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