The Supernaturalist

The Supernaturalist

eBook - 2009
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In the future, in a place called Satelite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill enters the world, unwanted by his parents. He's sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, Freight class. At Clarissa Frayne, the boys are put to work by the state, testing highly dangerous products. At the end of most days, they are covered with burns, bruises, and sores. Cosmo realizes that if he doesn't escape, he will die at this so-called orphanage. When the moment finally comes, Cosmo seizes his chance and breaks out with the help of the Supernaturalists, a motley crew of kids who all have the same special ability as Cosmo-they can see supernatural Parasites, creatures that feed on the life force of humans.
Publisher: 2009
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Los Angeles : Disney Hyperion, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2027 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781423132431

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green_snake_744
Jul 18, 2016

this book made me remember to some day live in a volcano

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ahardy08
Jul 09, 2016

Hello everyone! This book started off a little bit slow for me and it took me some time to get into it. In fact I never got into it. I only finished it because of my strong willed determination. It has a refreshing plot but just poor execution. I figured out what was happening just because I knew that the supernaturalists must be wrong in their original hunt. This is told in alternating viewpoints but within the same chapter. It is mostly told in the main characters point of view though.

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-The rain is dangerous for the eyes due to toxic chemicals mixing with it. It makes your eyes burn.
-Maybe I’m not reading well enough but I don’t understand their world and how it works. For example, they say: “The Satellite feeds the rotation times to the units. Apparently two apartments got rotated south at the same time.” “The Big Pig is a twenty-four-hour city, so factories revolve their buildings just as they revolve their shifts. Everybody gets eight hours quiet and eight hours south facing. For the other eight, you’re working, so you don’t care where your apartment is.” “The Satellite tried to squeeze two apartments into one space. Nasty.” page 61”
Do they mean that the actual building is rotating? Is the building also actually moving positions?
-I feel like the Parasites are like guardian angels kind of.
-Early prediction: the Parasites are protecting the souls of those dead because Satellite City stores the dead souls in maybe redistributes them or something like that.
Prediction wrong but on the right track.
-I skipped a lot of this story because it was just dead information. Like the things happening were not moving the plot along at all but just kind of happening. I literally skimmed through most of chapter five, seven, eight, nine, and ten. I probably could’ve skimmed this whole book and still tell you what happened.

If you would like to see the rest of my review, please check out: https://doiwanttoreadthat.com/2016/02/10/the-supernaturalist-by-eoin-colfer/

JewelMcLatchy Apr 02, 2013

Having first read the graphic novel version, I found myself appreciating the details that were left out when switching formats. Loved the full colour of the graphic novel and it stayed very true to the original story, but there's just something about the actual book that I missed and didn't realize until I read the full length novel.

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Blazing_BBQ
Oct 27, 2011

the book was awesome and had a great ending but i found the story was kinda repetitive but it was still awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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crazybookworm96
Feb 09, 2011

this book was tottally awesome!!

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starlight2000
Nov 14, 2010

heard its good so i will try iit beacause Eoin Colfer is a great author.

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hur74Vety
Jun 06, 2010

I found this book a bit slow at first, but it got better as it went along. I particularily liked the ending.

sit_walk Aug 19, 2009

As a teen sci-fi novel I thought it was quite well done and breaks with some of the conventions of the genre.

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