World Castle Publishing (2016)
Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 16) for Reader Views (11/16)
Nothing is normal in this world, including Aramid. Aramid is a replacement robot for a human. The main plot in “Aramid” by Paul Haddad is describing the struggles and problems of this human replacement, along with her adventure throughout the novel. I think the author was very successful in carrying out the purpose of the plot, as it was a very adventurous and eye-catching book.
Trying to put it down was very hard and I really enjoyed this novel. The author writes great as he uses literary devices in his novel to describe what is going on or what will happen such as this one: “Sam’s snide remark cuts deep (Haddad 62)”. Along with this, he uses imagery to describe a deeper thing and it feels as if you are a part of their story and a part of Aramid’s life.
With the twist and turns, there are other characters such as Sam, who tries to control Aramid along with many others, including a girl named Beth. It seems as if the dilemmas in the sci-fi thriller are intriguing in my mind as I enjoy science fiction and other forms of it. This novel should generally be for ages 14 (if advanced), or 15 and up along with people that enjoy science fiction and things that convey sci-fi. My personal opinion was that the book is one of the best that I have read in the past year and I really enjoy Haddad’s writing style as well as his constant breathtaking stories. My personal experiences would be that I have been through a lot, but nothing compares to Aramid’s troubles, along with the ups and downs the book brings.
I really loved the cover as it conveyed the duplicate of the picture she was a human replacement robot for (determined after reading book) because before I thought it was just a plain same old same old book cover. I believe the editing and publication was done well, but my input for future publications would be to use larger font as well as move the sentences on the cover to under the title or at the bottom so it doesn’t take attention away from the whole novel cover.
I gave this book 5 stars because I really enjoyed Paul Haddad’s intriguing and adventurous writing style in “Aramid” and hope to read future books by him, maybe even a sequel to this wonderful read! I found “Aramid” very engaging and really enjoyed this novel!
Categories: TEEN/YOUNG ADULT - AGES 12 AND UP