The Stone Gate

The Stone Gate A Strange Rock In The Forest A Mysterious Crystal A Full Moon An Ancient Secret How Do You Find Your Way Home When You Ve Never Left Twins Jack And Kaya Live In A Small Seaside Town In Australia When They See A Dazzling White Light Shining From A Giant Rock In The Woods Near Their Home, It Takes Them On An Adventure To A Place Both Familiar And Yet Like Nowhere They Know But Where Exactly Are They And Can They Find Their Way Back In Time The Stone Gate Is An Exciting And Fast Paced Action Adventure That Brings Climate Change Global Warming Vividly To Life For Young Adult Readers. Nice cover and interesting premise but I felt this was aimed squarely at very young adults, maybe 13 or 14 years old For the adult reader there was a certain naivety in the writing style and a much too obvious emphasis on the issues of climate change I don t mind reading about it but I prefer asubtle approach For the young teenage reader this book would be perfect There is plenty of action and drama but
Twins Kaya and Jack lived in a small Australian coastal town called Baytown surrounded by Bay Beach to the east and a forest of thick trees and sandstone cliffs to the west they loved their home town The night of the full moon when friends Jayden and Debbie along with Kaya and Jack ventured up to the High Plateau was like any other it was a favourite haunt of the local teens, with the Stone Gate just a strange rock with an opening in the middle But that night something very weird was happen Twins Kaya and Jack lived in a small Australian coastal town called Baytown surrounded by Bay Beach to the east and a forest of thick trees and sandstone cliffs to the west they loved their home town The night of the full moon when friends Jayden and Debbie along with Kaya and Jack ventured up to the High Plateau was like any other it was a favourite haunt of the local teens, with the Stone Gate just a strange rock with an opening in the middle But that night something very weird was happening the moon seemed to be filling the stone gate with brightness As Jack stepped forward to check it out, he grabbed Kaya s hand then after a blinding white flash and a strange roaring which filled their ears it was quiet again what had happened As they looked around everything seemed the same the Stone Gate was still there in the clearing but where were Debbie and Jayden As they began to explore they realized that the countryside of t
The Stone Gate is very firmly set in the Young Adult adventure arena It is, however alsothan an exciting book for young adults It is a look at Global Warming and what we, as a collective planet, are going to do about it.For this reason, I have marked it down one star, because I felt that at times the constant discussion about what had been done to correct or not the path forward for humanity, came across a little like preaching Now, this isn t to say that the information and the messa The Stone Gate is very firmly set in the Young Adult adventure arena It is, however alsothan an exciting book for young adults It is a look at Global Warming and what we, as a collective planet, are going to do about it.For this reason, I have marked it down one star, because I felt that at times the constant discussion about what had been done to correct or not the path forward for humanity, came across a little like preaching Now, this isn t to say that the information and the message in this book is not valid It is But I would have preferred a little less environmental preaching andadventure This is a personal preference thing, and I feel that young adults will probably not feel this way.That little issue aside, I did enjoy the adventure that Kaya and Jack experienced I think my favourite was Beth s world, but I liked how the rich aboriginal history was brought into the story For me, that really was a work of genius The pace of the book is spot on for younger readers, there is constant a
I love cli fi It scares the pants off me because it buys into my deepest fears, but most cli fi also has messages of hope Given my deep seated anxieties around what climate change will mean for children s, and my children s children s futures, that message of hope is one I need to hear Particularly given I m blessed with a Prime Minister who believes climate change is utter crap that s a real quote, by the way , and is steadily undoing all progress made by the previous government Anyway, I love cli fi It scares the pants off me because it buys into my deepest fears, but most cli fi also has messages of hope Given my deep seated anxieties around what climate change will mean for children s, and my children s children s futures, that message of hope is one I need to hear Particularly given I m blessed with a Prime Minister who believes climate change is utter crap that s a real quote, by the way , and is steadily undoing all progress made by the previous government Anyway, enough of my politics.This book has a wonderful concept Two kids come across a portal that takes them into three alternate realities The first being a reality where indigenous Australians are living traditional lifestyles, and maintain their deep connection to the land In the second, our main characters are transported to a dystopian, but l
THE STONE GATE by Mark MannSet in the fictional seaside town of Baytown, Australia, 16 year old Kaya and her twin brother, Jack are exploring a rock formation called The Stone Gate on the night of the full moon when they are entranced by a blinding, white light Thinking he is being silly, Jack grabs Kaya s hand and pu
Had trouble putting it downI enjoyed reading this book The relationship between the siblings was better than other books, and made the story easier to read than ones with bickering brother and sister. I got this for free for an honest review, and boy am I glad I read it This story is about two young Aussies, Kaya and Jack, who go through a stone portal in their town of Bayton They end up traveling to different Dreamings, alternate realities parallel in time In each reality, or Dreaming, another aspect of climate change and environmental responsibility and consequence is examined We see a society in which the Aboriginal people live completely off and in equilibrium with the land We see an I got this for free for an honest review, and boy am I glad I read it This story is about two young Aussies, Kaya and Jack, who go through a stone portal in their town of Bayton They end up traveling to different Dreamings, alternate realities parallel in time In each reality, or Dreaming, another aspect of climate change and environmental responsibility and consequence is examined We
When the coolest guy in Baytown calls Kaya and asks if she wants to go to the Castle to watch the full moon, no one could have possibly imagined that a sequence of events would cause Kaya and her brother, Jack, to be transported to another realm How will they return home when they don t really know how they got there This YA fantasy, with a climate change theme, pulled me in It was not preachy or full of scientific facts What it was full of was fantastic visual language, real people and suspe When the coolest guy in Baytown calls Kaya and asks if she wants to go to the Castle to watch the full moon, no one could have possibly imagined that a sequence of events would cause Kaya and her brother, Jack, to be transported to another realm How will they return home when they don t really know how they got there This YA fantasy, with a climate change theme, pulled me in It was not preachy or full of scientific facts What it was full of was fantastic visual language, real people and suspense.At the start of the novel I did think that Jack s character was portrayed as being too weak, even Kaya once calling him little Jack I was really hoping that Jack would develop and do something amazing, I wasn t disappointed.The different realms were very interesting and after the first realm I was intrigued to see where the portal would take them next, what scrapes Kaya and Jack
Thank you Goodreads for the opportunity to win and read The Stone Gate I am very excited and will post my review as soon as I have received and read Mark Mann s book.Update Thank you Mark Mann for this wonderful read I have to say that this story kept me both intrigued and entertained throughout No Spoilers Review I loved this story I loved the journey with the characters Set in the fictional town of Baytown, Australia, 16 year old Kaya and her twin brother, Jack, see a dazzling whi Thank you Goodreads for the opportunity to win and read The Stone Gate I am very excited and will post my review as soon as I have received and read Mark Mann s book.Update Thank you Mark Mann for this wonderful read I have to say that this story kept me both intrigued and entertained throughout No Spoilers Review I loved this story I loved the journey with the characters Set in the fictional town of Baytown, Australia, 16 year old Kaya and her twin brother, Jack, see a dazzling white light shining from a giant rock in the woods near their home After stepping into the light they find that the Baytown they knew is gone How do you find your way home I was caught up in the adventures of this brother sister duo from beginning to end.There
I love this book and I don t agree that it is strictly a young adult book The relationship between siblings Jack and Maya is so special.I was sitting on the edge of my seat through this whole book, I was not only reading I was right beside them the whole time I am extremely claustrophobic so I very uncomfortable through parts Of the story.I had to stop and get control of my heart rate and get my breathing under control, I know it sounds really stupid but it s true.I was gifted a copy of this I love this book and I don t agree that it is strictly a young adult book The relationship between siblings Jack and Maya is so special.I was sitting on the edge of my seat through this whole book, I was not only reading I was right beside them the whole time I am extremely claustrophobic so I very uncomfortable through parts Of the story.I