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Raven's Gate

Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

(Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Raven's Gate
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Sent to live in a foster home in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt, a troubled fourteen-year-old English boy, uncovers an evil plot involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle.

Scholastic
The internationally bestselling author of STORMBREAKER and EAGLE STRIKE plunges strikingly into Stephen King territory in this chilling first installment in a powerful new series.

Matt is being punished for a crime he saw, but didn't commit. Instead of being locked up, he is being sent to the middle of nowhere to live with a new foster mom, as part of a government scheme called The Leaf Project. But Matt's new home provides anything but peace and quiet. His new guardian is involved in very sinister things . . . and the whole town seems to be on her side. Everybody who tries to help Matt winds up disappearing . . . or dead. The truth is much bigger than Matt or the town -- but Matt is the only person who can stop the ultimate evil from being unleashed.

Matt is being punished for a crime he saw, but didn't commit. Instead of being locked up, he is being sent to the middle of nowhere to live with a new foster mom, as part of a government scheme called The Leaf Project. But Matt's new home provides anything but peace and quiet. His new guardian is involved in very sinister things . . . and the whole town seems to be on her side. Everybody who tries to help Matt winds up disappearing . . . or dead. The truth is much bigger than Matt or the town -- but Matt is the only person who can stop the ultimate evil from being unleashed.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2005
ISBN: 0439679958
Branch Call Number: FIC H
Characteristics: 254 p. ; 22 cm.

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Feb 09, 2014
  • readerxgirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The beginning was a little slow but it became a can't-put-it-down book quickly. Loved the ending and I'm glad there's more in the series. Anticipating the arrival of the other 4!

Nov 23, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed it even more the second time (has been a few years, so I'm re-reading the first four to build up to the fifth and final book). Love how the author says if his "Alex Rider series is James Bond aged fourteen...Raven's Gate is Stephen King for kids". And by "kids", he actually means older kids and teens. Somewhat similar to the Lorien Legacies series (I Am Number Four).

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

this book is weird.......but interesting

Nov 01, 2012
  • tocch101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A decent read but not great. A good start to the series with lots of foreshadowing. A little depressing and dark.

Jun 14, 2012
  • booklady413 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is the first book in the Gatekeeper's series. It is the story of 14 year old Matt who is involved in a crime and must choose jail or the LEAF program. As part of the LEAF program he must leave London for the English countryside where he is forced to do all sorts of menial farm work but does not attend school. Pretty soon, Matt realizes that the villigers and this village are weird. He must get out, but how? A cross between Stephen King and Harry Potter, this book is a quick and enjoyable read.

Dec 30, 2011
  • somethinghere123 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is great!
The beginning is a bit slow, but it picks up, don't worry.

Oct 21, 2011
  • DebraBehr rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I personally think this one of better Horowitz series that not too many people know of. There are 4 books to the series (there suppose to be 5!! – Can’t Wait!!!!) It involves five teens with powers, magic and evil corporations.

this book was great i read all the other books and they were all so cool i cant wait till the fifth book to come out and i wish they would make a movie out of it

Feb 14, 2011
  • rock255 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Its really good at first I thought it'd b lame but it was actually really good!

Feb 07, 2011
  • coollye rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book!
it really hooks you onto the series...

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Feb 09, 2014
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Feb 12, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

red_crocodile_191 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Jul 07, 2011
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Feb 14, 2011
  • rock255 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Kind of dark.

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: some intense scenes

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