BOOK: Academy 7
AUTHOR: Anne Osterlund
GENRE: Science Fiction, Romance
“Always choose the weaker side”
“Why would I do that?”, Doubt edged her voice.
“Because than you have further to go to prove your case. In a debate there are two sides. If both make a good argument, then the less popular side wins because that side had further to go to prove its point.”
“I discovered it when I was looking for books that were worthy of a read but were undiscovered because they were not that popular. That’s how I found “Academy 7” by Anne Osterlund. I am not a big Sci-fi fan but Academy 7 turned out to be a great find for me.”
An intelligently built futuristic world with an intense and gripping climax
Set in the futuristic world, where life is not restricted to one planet only but extends to other planets as well, this is a blend of science fiction, romance and mystery.
It narrates the story of Aerin Renning, a girl with a tough past and Dane Madousin, a boy with a lot to live up to. There story seamlessly merges with the fictitious world the author has created, that you are drawn into.
It is confusing in the beginning but the mind of the reader grasps the concept soon enough, If I could sum up this book in one word, it would be: “Intelligent”.
There are a lot of dialogues in the book, conversations, thoughts of our two main characters that are worth reading and understanding.I specifically liked the parts with the debate raging in the classroom. The arguments, though fictitious, have substance and have not been written for the sake of it. You feel as if you are really witnessing a real debate with all the facts and passion fused together.
However, Aerin’s initial “response” to Dane was a bit hard to digest, though her initial behavior towards him is understandable in accordance with what she has been through.
Some may find the book a bit slow because some conversations, like the part where Dane teaches Aerin how to form an argument in a debate, are quite unrelated to the plot of the story. However, as I said, these conversations are intelligent and actually helps to understand the bond between Aerin and Dane, which slowly through these conversations blooms. The past of both the characters plays a huge role in the story’s outcome and the ending was quite explosive and a bit heart wrenching too.
I would advise the readers to read Academy 7 without any other book lined up to distract them.
“In one line, the fictitious world of Academy 7 is worth diving into.”