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Book Report (including summary of the book, opinions and background of the author)

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Write a page book report. The report should include a summary of the book, a description of the characters, your opinion, and a short background of the author. It should also include a title page with your name, the title of the book, the author, and the date. Raven's Gate is the first book in The Power of Five series, written by Anthony Horowitz. It is about a boy called Matthew Freeman, preferred calling Matt. He had no parents and lived with his aunt. After Kelvin, a supposed friend, coaxes him to steal DVDs and electronics from a so-called unpatrolled warehouse, a horrible crime is committed, and Matt is the prime suspect. Matt is then given a choice-go to jail, or be sent away on a program called the LEAF (Liberty and Education Achieved through Fostering) Project. He is sent to Lesser Malling in Yorkshire to live with Mrs. Deverill, a sinister middle aged woman whom Matt dislikes. Matt is put to work and is a virtual slave to Mrs. Deverill on her farm called Hive Hall. He is sent to the chemist by Mrs. Deverill. When Matt arrives he discovers that the residents of Lesser Malling behave strangely and in a sinister manner. Matt then receives a warning from a man named Tom Burgess. The man tells him warn him to get away from Lesser Malling before it is too late. ...read more.

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but some medieval peasants came to believe that Raven's gate was evil, tore down the stones that composed it, although the actual gate remained. According to Dravid, Mrs.Deverill and the villagers of Lesser malling are part of a worldwide society of witches who seek the return of the Old Ones. Dravid tells Matt that he is a reincarnation of One of the Five and has inherited their powers while Mrs Deverill and the citizens of Lesser Malling, who are all desendants of witches and warlocks want to sacrifice him on the night of Roodmas, the Black Mass and by effect release the Old Ones. Richard doesn't believes Dravid and he and Matt take their leave. However as they are making their way toward the exit they are attacked by dinosaur skeletons brought to life by Ms Deveril. Dravid is mauled to death, Richard is apparently killed and Matt is kidnapped by Mrs. Deverill and her hideous assistant, Noah. Matt awakes in Hive Hall, locked into a small room. To escape the room, Matt slowly removes the floorboards in his room with a make-shift chisel made by releasing one of the legs of the bed and flatting one end, and covers them with his rug. When Noah enters the room to take Matt to Ms Deveril, he falls for Matt's trap and falls into the shed below, while accidentally the chisle goes through him, ending fatally. ...read more.

Conclusion

Matt was very clever and teachers tried hard to help him but gave up when he started skipping lessons. Sanjay Dravid: He was born in Madras in India. He had an international reputation and he had become a world expert on anthropology, ethnology, prehistory, and a dozen other related areas. He had written books and presented television programmes. He was a member of Nexus; the secret organization so he knew all about the Raven's Gate but eventually gets killed in the story. He was in his late forties, as Matt thought. He had black hair neatly brushed and had dark eyes. Richard Cole: He was in his twenties. Usually wore shirt and faded jeans. He had a serious, intelligent face. His hair was short, blond and scruffy. He was a journalist in Greater Malling but wrote about Lesser Malling but didn't get much work since hardly anything happened there. He worked with two other girls; each had their own territories. He studied at York University for three years and thought he'd get on to the Mail or Express but there were no job around. He couldn't afford to live in London so came back to York. About author: Anthony Horowitz (born 5 April 1956) is an English author and screenwriter. He has written many children's novels, including the Power of Five, Alex Rider and Diamond Brothers series and has written over fifty books. He has also written extensively for television, adapting many of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels for ITV series. He is the creator and writer of the ITV series Foyle's War. ...read more.

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