The Fire Within

Written by Chris D'Lacey

Reviewed by Riley C. (age 12)

This novel The fire Within written by Chris d‘Lacey is the first book in the The Last dragon Chronicles. It is an exciting and adventurous novel that is full of suspense and sadness. In The Fire within David the main character moves in with Liz,his landlady and her daughter Lucy As soon as he moves in with them, he notices that there is a large collection of handmade clay dragons that he suspects have mystical powers. He enters a contest to win a trip to the Arctic. In order to win he has to write a story and while writing it, he thinks of Gadzooks, his special dragon. He gets a word or two of inspiration.

My favorite part is when David gets a clay dragon of his own named Gadzooks and he helps him write a story. I like this part because I have always wondered if mystical creatures did exist and if you could tame them. David is my favorite character because he is always running into trouble when he is doing nothing at all. David reminds me of me because he is always running into trouble when he is doing nothing at all. I like this book because it is very unique and different compared to most books I read.

I recommend this book to people from ages 9 to 14 because it is a long book and kids younger might lose interest and kids older than 14 might think it’s too childish.

Riley C. is a student in Mrs. Downey's 6th Grade Class
2012-2013