Saturday, February 28, 2015
H.I.V.E by Mark Walden
Otto is different. Unlike other kids at his orphanage, he doesn't go to school. He taught himself to read, build, and think. So when he wakes up in a helicopter heading for a mysterious island, he immediately starts to formulate a plan to escape. That island is H.I.V.E, or the higher institute of villainous education. And on H.I.V.E, failure means death. Although this book is shorter than I would have liked, and is full of supervillan cliches (like a base in an active volcano), it is full of challenging passages that I think are good for more advanced readers. Overall, I enjoyed it a lot and would recommend it to anyone interested in reading it.