Steelheart review by fradyr647
Steelheart (The Reckoners)
by Brandon Sanderson
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Science Fiction
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 13
Reviewer's Location - Trafalgar, Indiana, United States
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Steelheart is about a boy named David, who has been forced to live in the steel caverns below what is known as Newcago. He was raised by his father, who had been his sole caretaker and rolemodel for his childhood. That was before Camamity. Calamity, which had been reduced to a glowing red sphere in the sky, was still a mystery. It had appeared out of nowhere, and at the same time, ordinary people became more than ordinary. They had been granted extroadinary powers, but as they became more ahead of the rest of humanity, they gradually lost their humanity altogether. The most powerful epics, such as Steelheart, had became ruthless dictators and mass murderers. Steelheart had killed David's father. His father was doing no harm, when he shot an epic that had been killing everybody in the bank he was in. Unfortunately, the bullet had grazed the supposedly invincible Steelheart, wounding him when no weapon could ever do him harm. Steelheart then killed everybody in the bank out of rage, except for one survivor: David. Ever since that tragic day, David had been planning his revenge on Steelheart, and will stop at nothing to have it. David had seen Steelheart bleed, and was determined to see it again.


After having recently finished the book, I think that it is one of the best books I have read. Its storyline is creative, its protagonist amusing, and other characters very well thought out, from the personality to the accents. Its beginning very well sets the mood for the rest of the story, which gradually develops into an action-packed story of loss and redemption. All in all, Steelheart is an amazing book, and if I had to rate it, 9.75/10. If you are thinking about getting this book, do. It will be well worth your time.

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As an 8th grade student, I found nothing inappropriate for the age group it was placed in.



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