Kid’s Book Review: Reek

Kid’s Book Review: Reek

About the Book and Author

Climate catastrophe leaves the people of Earth fighting for oxygen in this gripping dystopian thriller from bestselling sci-fi author Alastair Chisholm.

Sparrow lives in the world after the Reek. The atmosphere is toxically polluted, and Axel Brodie, the tech billionaire behind Zephyr Industries, is cashing in as the only supplier of clean air. Sparrow is struggling to help her family survive until her brilliant inventor friend, Miriam Fenn, comes up with a new form of technology that could break Zephyr’s stranglehold on the air supply. But men like Brodie are hard to defeat, and he will do everything in his power to stop Miriam and Sparrow. Who will triumph in this battle to breathe?

Alastair Chisholm is a puzzle creator and the author of the sci-fi adventures Orion Lost, Adam-2, and The Consequence Girl, the Dragon Storm series of young fantasy novels, and picture books The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears and Inch and Grub.

Book Review

the description of the fire is breathtaking

This book was set in Edinburgh where my mum comes from. I recommend this book for readers a bit older than me because I found the story a bit confusing at first and it didn’t have any pictures.

When I read further into the story it was very exciting. It was very breathtaking when there was a fire at Miriam’s house and she was also my favourite character because she was funny and clever.

It made me feel like if climate change doesn’t stop this may happen which made me angry and worried.

If you would would like to buy a copy of the book we invite you to order it from your local independent book shop.

Alternatively, we suggest that you visit your local library and request to borrow a copy from a friendly librarian.

Whichever you choose, we hope you enjoy being part of your unique reading community – happy reading everyone!


Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Max
  • Age: 9 years
  • Likes: Food, skateboarding and Tae Kwando
  • Dislikes: People shouting at me and my sister annoying me
  • Favourite Book: Bunny vs Monkey - Impossible Pig by Jamie Smart
  • Favourite Film: Jurassic Park- The Lost World