The Firefly Code book review

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The Firefly Code book review

Ava Kesler, 8th grade, shares her love of the new SSYRA book, The Firefly Code.

Ava Kesler, 8th grade, shares her love of the new SSYRA book, The Firefly Code.

Ava Kesler, 8th grade, shares her love of the new SSYRA book, The Firefly Code.

Ava Kesler, 8th grade, shares her love of the new SSYRA book, The Firefly Code.

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Sunshine State Young Reader Award, The Firefly Code, written by Megan Frazer Blakemore, begins with four kids living a regular life in a Utopian society. When a new girl joins their neighborhood, they begin to question everything they’ve been taught and told, ultimately resulting in a runaway escape to save their friend.

This book made for a very enjoyable read. I loved how interesting and unique their world was, and how it incorporated a futuristic version of the real world. However, the ending was rather
abrupt and seemed a little rushed. Symbolism with beautiful imagery throughout the book really added to the story and helped pull it all together. For example, the main character, Mori,
enjoys night walks by moonlight. When she and her group of friends run away to save their new friend, the “dark crept over” them as the moon was covered from “clouds blowing in from the
west,” setting this midnight walk apart from every other walk.

Overall, this book was very enjoyable. I couldn’t put it down! It was very easy to understand and comprehend. Every page was intriguing and held an element of surprise that kept the story moving at a quick pace. It would have been difficult not to finish The Firefly Code in a short amount of time. The futuristic world, culture, and detailed descriptions make for a rating of four and a half out of five stars. The last half keeping this book from a five-star rating is the speedy ending. It was still enticing, but compared to the rest of the book, it was not as carefully thought out in terms of dialogue and action.

From reading The Firefly Code, I have learned that once you accept someone into your life, you cannot just kick him/her out of it after you find out something you do not like. This is clearly demonstrated with the discovery of the new girl’s secret. Along with this valuable lesson, The Firefly Code is a wonderful piece of art that will benefit, or at least inspire, anyone who reads it.

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