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The White Mountains - John Christopher
The White Mountains
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Long ago, the Tripods--huge, three-legged machines--descended upon Earth and took control. Now people unquestioningly accept the Tripods' power. They have no control over their thoughts or their lives. But for a brief time in each person's life--in childhood--he is not a slave. For Will, his time... show more
Long ago, the Tripods--huge, three-legged machines--descended upon Earth and took control. Now people unquestioningly accept the Tripods' power. They have no control over their thoughts or their lives. But for a brief time in each person's life--in childhood--he is not a slave. For Will, his time of freedom is about to end--unless he can escape to the White Mountains, where the possibility of freedom still exists. The Tripods trilogy follows the adventures of Will and his cohorts, as they try to evade the Tripods and maintian their freedom and ultimately do battle against them. The prequel, When the Tripods Came, explains how the Tripods first invaded and gained control of the planet.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780689856723 (0689856725)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon Pulse
Pages no: 195
Edition language: English
Series: The Tripods (#1)
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Ethanb20
Ethanb20 rated it
0.0 An amazing book!
This book was amazing! It was a book I personally enjoyed. This is a book I would recommend teachers to use for reading or English class! This is a great YA book!
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
4.0 The White Mountains
Tripods are cool, imagine these fearsome engines stomping around your neighborhood. They are not very practical though are they? Three legs don’t seem to be a very stable locomotive arrangement. The aliens came from light years away can they not spring for some aircrafts or something on wheels? At l...
Lizreader's Blog
Lizreader's Blog rated it
3.0
I remember reading this book eons ago for a science-fiction unit in fifth grade. I remember we created a class mural dealing with a science fiction city and we also had to write a short science fiction story. It was a fun unit, and I remember liking this book well enough. I don't know if I would rea...
veeral
veeral rated it
After being immensely impressed by [b:The Death of Grass|941731|The Death of Grass|John Christopher|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309962069s/941731.jpg|797220] by [a:John Christopher|2001324|John Christopher|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1223822566p2/2001324.jpg], I decided to start his "Tripods" s...
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4.0 The White Mountains (Tripods #1)
This story has been read by me since middleschool, so I've got very fond memories of it, and so I judge it ever so lightly. It is for kids and young adults. Readable by adults, but not to be enjoyed as much. If The War of the Worlds had not gone our way, this story is what would have come of it...
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