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In a nutshell, the story follows a young New Yorker called Turtle and his new friend Agata, as they explore the Mytro whilst simultaneously trying to escape the forces of evil. The Mytro is a mysterious underground train system, one that can take you from one part of the world to another in seconds but that comes with its own set of risks, including guardians called the Nayzun and the possibility that you might disappear on the tracks, never to be found again.
There are a few minor typos here and there, but that’s to be expected when a book is published independently - it has huge potential and I’m looking forward to the next two books in the series. An excellent read for kids and adults alike, and one I recommend.
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Mytro is about the interconnectedness of things, adventure, and the world beyond your neighborhood.
I write this review, having only read as far as Chapter 7, but I'm entranced. The story begins with an underdog hero, Paul, who everyone calls Turtle. He's attending an elite school on scholarship, and is clearly the outcast. He discovers a secret that allows him to form a sort of trust with boys from the upper social crust. From there, the story takes off and leads Turtle on an adventure around the world. Biggs doesn't adhere to easy conventions, and makes the story believable, even though it's about incredible things; Things like an underground train that doesn't exist for people who don't know the secret doors in the city, or a girl getting on the train in Barcelona and getting off in Manhattan, or that it isn't really a train at all, but something sentient, something that connects Earth to other worlds...
Parental info: There's a bit of the story that concerns parents being taken by bad men. I'm not suggesting this is inappropriate for children, only that you might want to know, so you may judge how your children will react. This is offset by the sentient Mytro commanding its engineers to protect them, but you may still have to address your children worrying about the parents of the story.
What I loved most about the novel, wasn't the character development, plot, or the world that Biggs created (although I loved all of those). To me, the best part was the pristine detail that Biggs implemented, to truly immerse us in his world. I also liked the twists and turns, as well as the feeling of wanting to know what was going to happen next. It's rare to see that sci-fi novel nowadays, because most great stories have been told.
There are a few other books that Mytro reminded me of, one being the Percy Jackson series, since I'm a big fan of mythology I ended up reading those, even though they are for kids. They were great books to entertain myself at the airport or the beach. But something that Biggs did that other books did not was truly dive deeply into another world, that was universal in scope, but existing on a completely different plane that humans haven't even thought of. The intricacies of the world he created will make you rethink your existence completely
The best part of Mytro, is that it brought me back to my childhood, where I forgot about the world around me, and lived vicariously through characters on a page. I watch movies more than I read, but reading this book made me want to read more (and I have been). It's nice to have people out there who are still transferring their imaginations into words for others to enjoy.
Biggs figured out a formula that worked. I'm really glad he decided to make this a trilogy, because I am excited to read the next two books. If you haven't already checked it out, click I suggest you pick up a copy. You won't be disappointed!
It's a wonderful book for young adults and adults alike. It does a good job capturing the sense of discovery and adventure that we used to crave (and get!) as kids, and are most likely yearning for as adults.
I found the characters to be likeable and well-written (we all had a friend who was the Turtle of the group), as were the locales and action.
All in all, Biggs nailed it. Keep the story going man and get your darn Marie Antoinette book out!
This is why Mytro is solo good. I also hope that this review makes you want to read this book yourself! - Lucia Judy (age 11)
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