Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow’s nest, being the ship’s eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there’d been no weather to speak of . : Kenneth Oppel – Airborn Trilogy: Airborn, Skybreaker, Starclimber ( Matt Cruse) (): Kenneth Oppel, David Kelly, The Full Cast. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – review. ‘The whole book is action-packed, involving clashes with air pirates and daring escapes from perilous.

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I found that Matt the main character and narrator was annoying, obnoxious and thought he was better then everyone else.

Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1) by Kenneth Oppel

The two of them stumble upon the pirates, who had set up a secret base on the secluded island. Captain Hook left a lasting impression on me, so I’ve been a bit of a pirate hater for most of my life. Airbodn of the action takes place aboard airships, which are the only forms of air transport, since aeroplanes have not yet been invented. Feb 13, Emily rated it it was amazing Shelves: Matt, being poor and having lost his father, wants to advance in a society that kdnneth increasingly emphasizing academy education over experience.


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Ladies and gentlemen, this is YA. I never heard back from Roald Dahl directly, but he read my story, and liked it enough to pass on to his own literary agent. There is admittedly an odd subplot with mysterious creatures which is It’s a Printz honor book, too, so even the stuffy literary librarians agree that this book has quality! The good news is, there are two sequels: Matt Cruse, a cabin boy on board a luxury airship, befriends Kate, a girl from a wealthy family.

Really liked this adventure story. Discover what to read next. In many YA books, I feel the romance can be overpowering, and the main plot can be lost in it. I have just finished your book Airborn, and there were a few things that bothered me. And I wa 2. This was an audiobook that I picked up because I was looking for a fluffy young adult book.

Matt seemed to week and childish and had no depth. The ship crash lands on the island, which Kate realizes is the island from her grandfather’s journal.


Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – review

The dialogue is incredibly gripping kennetb the descriptions of this alternate world are amazingly evocative. View all 3 comments.

Luckily, many opportunities arise for him to prove his mettle to the captain.

You are seriously hurt, if not possibly dead. I really was looking forward to liking this book as it’s not the typical magic fantasy and really isn’t even fantasy per say.

Dec 13, Rebekah rated it it was ok. Not really what I was expecting when Oplel picked it up. Views Read Edit View history.

Overall, I thought this was a spectacularly entertaining and touching story—the Victorian-y setting coupled with more “modern” twists like the flying airships, made for a fun contrast and the mystery of the flying cats is delectable! Szpirglas’ crew murders Bruce in the engine room and chases Matt onto the hull of the Aurora in open air. It’s a great adventure book with a bit of a mystery.

He doesn’t show up much in person, but he makes an impact when he does.

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