The Outcasts

The Outcasts Four of the Outcasts don t really participate in class and all five could care less about a group activity so the fact that all of them actually go on the fieldtrip is something of a miracle And whe

  • Title: The Outcasts
  • Author: L.S. Matthews
  • ISBN: 9780385733670
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Four of the Outcasts don t really participate in class, and all five could care less about a group activity, so the fact that all of them actually go on the fieldtrip is something of a miracle.And when reality splits, and they end up in another dimension, you can imagine how badly they ll all wish they d stayed home Five outcasts fall out of reality How many will make itFour of the Outcasts don t really participate in class, and all five could care less about a group activity, so the fact that all of them actually go on the fieldtrip is something of a miracle.And when reality splits, and they end up in another dimension, you can imagine how badly they ll all wish they d stayed home Five outcasts fall out of reality How many will make it back to the world as they know it From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. This book is not nearly as bad as some reviewers have asserted. The real problem lay in the fact the marketing blurb made the story sound like a horror story when in reality it was a twisted sort of sci-fi empowerment journey. So any expectations you have going in are already in a tangled mess by the time you get to the meat of the story. The premise isn't a bad one - in fact her ideas about time and how it works and the idea that it can be repaired really worked for me. The facts behind them we [...]

    2. This book started out really well as an outcast group of teens from a school in England are chosen to go on a school field trip. The beginning had a really horror story feel to it and felt a little unpredictable. The five teens suddenly find themselves forced into a slightly alternate reality when they realize that they must accept themselves and really on each other. The other wordly stuff was cool, but the book bordered on preachiness, as the emphasis switched to "even though you are an outsid [...]

    3. I didn't care for this book. I couldn't get into the characters and other than the characters winding up in an alternate world, I don't feel they were outcasts.

    4. I thought this book was super cool and abstract. The theories and the overall view of the world that the characters thought of were really interesting to me.

    5. Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadTooFive teens, who never would have thought they had anything in common, will soon find out that, aside from being misfits, the only way out is to be there for and trust each other on this very strange class trip. Iz and Joe have always been good friends. Although Joe doesn't really know why, since it seems like whenever he is around Iz, Iz is around trouble, and Joe just so happens to end up tangled in the mess. And just like Joe, Iz [...]

    6. If I had the option of choosing a star rating that meant "it was weird" that is what I would have chosen in this case. A group of outcasts (yes, isn't the title original) find themselves on a school trip together where they fall through the fabric (or map, as the book explains) of life into the region where life is made. Lost? Yes, I know the feeling. They must struggle through various tasks and overcome them in different ways before the fabric catches up to them and they die. Why must they do t [...]

    7. The Outcasts is an adventure story about the way we experience life and interact with each other, but it feels like a first try at writing science fiction. Don't let the cover art scare you off, this isn't a horror story. If anything, it is an attempt to make entertaining a "your decisions control your own life, but what you do now may have unforeseen effects" lecture. While the plot moves without clearly answering every question, it does progress steadily enough that I was eager to continue rea [...]

    8. This book was ok and that's why I only gave it 3 stars. 5 children go on a school trip to a castle and go on a adventure to find a skull. In the first few chapters after reaching the castle, Mia, Helen, Iz, Joe and Chris meet a man named Johan. Out of nowhere Johan tells them about other worlds and nets which was a bit confusing. Then, they have this weird journey to get a skull. But, the author never really explains why the skull is so important. At the end they all go home and their lives are [...]

    9. I picked up this book based thinking that it might make an interesting horror read. It did not. The story starts off well with the introduction of a couple of school outcasts. As the story progresses, there is a slight resemblence to a horror book with the mentioning of the missing skull and their traveling through another dimension. But the story ends strangely, focusing on the amazing transformations the outcasts undergo. It's as if the author decides to change the genre of the story from horr [...]

    10. i thought it was interesting in the beginning, but after the first few chapters i lost interest. It was about five kids that go on a school trip. the five kids weren't the school trip type of kids though, they weren't very involved with school's extra activities they were in their own little world. they decided to go on this trip and see what life outside of what they are use to is like.

    11. this book was realy good because it has things that you can only imagen most of the time because relly you wont seee that the walls of rooms are closing and like you also dont see big dice roling by them self. so this book has stuff you really only see in your dreams. i think that this author wrote this book based on his dreams.

    12. I bailed at page 89 of 245. This book seemed very much like a first draft to me -- every person and room was described in dull and pointless detail with vague expressions like "incredibly beautiful," and there was a lot of exposition and POV switches from paragraph to paragraph. I thought it had to get better but it never did.

    13. It was about five kids that go on a school trip. The five kids weren't the school trip type of kids though since they were not very involved with school's extra activities. They were in their own little world, considered outcasts. They decided to go on this trip and see what life outside of what they are use to is like.

    14. Interesting premise (5 students are granted a field trip and end up falling through a time/map and exploring fantastical webs of time) but it was not coherent throughout and the vulgar language was unnecessary.

    15. Intriguing. Or perhaps just plain weird? My mum bought it in a library sale and thought that I might like it. I guess she just read the back as I don't really read sci-fi. I enjoyed it at the time, but wouldn't reread it.

    16. I thought it was an interesting book. It was about five kids that go on a school trip. The book involves 5 kids who go on a trip. They have their own experiences. This book i recommend to people because it is a unique plot and it is fun to read.

    17. I read the first few chapters of this book but could not get into it. I didn't mind putting it down and not knowing what happened to the characters.

    18. It was confusing. A little irritating because I didn't feel like anything was fully described but over all it was a good book. Interesting and a fun read but not great. :D

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