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Score: 8.8/10  [2 reviews]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 2982 - Captain America - The First Avenger
Written by: Elizabeth Rudnick

Captain America - The First Avenger
Price:
$13.97
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July 2011

Captain America - The First Avenger product reviews

Adapted from the screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Undersized patriot Steve Rogers answers the call of duty by volunteering for an experimental serum program that transforms him into the Super-Soldier known as Captain America.

Aided by his comrade-in-arms Bucky and armed with his trusty shield, Cap fights to protect the world from the ruthless Red Skull's attempts at domination.

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Review by: nerdalert1101 (Gordon)
Dated: 14th of August, 2011

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This Review: 10/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

Well, this is certainly a good read, from the moment I started reading, I didn't want to stop! The cover was good, with the picture of Captain America holding his shield with both hands and having his head bowed, it really expressed the "War" feeling. The storyline flowed well, and it matched the movie almost exactly! I loved the picture pages, having them there made it much easier to form scenes of the story in my head.

There was loads of action, this was what made me want to bury my nose in the book forever, but I didn't have a spade with me so I just had to read the book normally instead. Even though this book was based around 1933-1945, it all felt so futuristic, and when I mean "Futuristic", I mean in the 21st century, not further down the timeline from us when cars don't touch the ground and robots act like humans. It was a shame that the end of this book ended before Captain America could defeat Red Skull, from what I saw in the movie, it would have been great to read!

The story had me worried at some points; my heart was pounding like an African drum! I would recommend this chapter book for kids 10+ due to the fact that younger children might pick up some bad ideas from reading "The First Avenger". The price is good, not too expensive, yet not too cheap, it's this balance that drives my to giving the price a rating of 10. When I don't have any other books to review, this is going to be at the top of my re-reading list. I hope you find the book good as well.

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Review by: anistasya (Beaulah)
Dated: 17th of July, 2011

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This Review: 7.5/10
Price:
Score 8 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 6 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 7 out of 10

Captain America: The First Avenger is a movie tie-in book written for children and tells the story of Steve Rogers' unlikely ascent from weedy street kid to all-American super hero. If your intention in buying it is to make reading more appealing for your children by linking it to a movie they are likely to love, then by all means, this is a great way to go. The language is simple and the sentences are short. There are even cool pictures in the middle to remind you of key scenes from the film.

I personally found this book a little unsatisfying because it didn't try to add anything. It was essentially a superficial description of what happens on-screen. The characters come across as completely flat and their dialogue wooden. To make matters worse, there was no real ending - though this is likely the fault of the film, not the book.

In summary, I would primarily recommend this book for children from about seven to nine as leverage to get them reading.

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