Sila's Revenge

Sila's Revenge[Read] ➫ Sila's Revenge Author Jamie Bastedo – Tbjewellers.co.uk Eighteen year old Ashley Anowiak is an eco warrior who is prepared to go to any lengths to bring the world s attention to the plight of Planet Earth She s already burned down the office for the local Eighteen year old Ashley Anowiak is an eco warrior who is prepared to go to any lengths to bring the world s attention to the plight of Planet Earth She s already burned down the office for the local oil company Now she s ready to move out of our her own Arctic community and into the international spotlight After performing at Carnegie Hall, she and her band, The Dream Drummers, are pirated off to Australia by the powerful James Masters Now, in front of an audience of half a million, Ashely must put on the performance of a lifetime to save the world.

As a professional ecologist, outdoor educator, nature tour guide, radio broadcaster, video script writer, actor and children s entertainer, Jamie Bastedo has been involved in many projects that bridge the realms of science, art and culture His ability to weave these realms together in creative, street friendly formats was recognized recently when he received the national Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion one of only five given each year and the Queen Elizabeth s Golden Jubilee MedalAs for Jamie s knowledge of bears, he has published numerous popular articles, book chapters and one major novel about bears and has first hand experience working with bear biologists in various arctic habitats The inspiration for this project arose while doing research and creative writing for a Canadian Museum of Nature exhibit on Arctic climate change aimed at adolescent and teenage audiences.

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    PDF Reader for the Connected World local oil company Now she s ready to move out of our her own Arctic community and into the international spotlight After performing at Carnegie Hall, she and her band, The Dream Drummers, are pirated off to Australia by the powerful James Masters Now, in front of an audience of half a million, Ashely must put on the performance of a lifetime to save the world."/>
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Sila's Revenge
  • Jamie Bastedo
  • English
  • 21 January 2017
  • 0889954224

10 thoughts on “Sila's Revenge

  1. says:

    A book that suggests that ecological terrorism is a cool and adventurous thing to do Nope, nothing wrong here Sila s Revenge is an extremely problematic book which can be found in many Canadian high school libraries, though I doubt those responsible for acquiring the book have ever actually read it It s probably, next to The Adventures of Fargo Lefty, one of the most disturbing and bizarre fictional books on environmental activism that I ve ever read, and one of the most poorly written, too W A book that suggests that ecological terrorism is a cool and adventurous thing to do Nope, nothing wrong here Sila s Revenge is an extremely problematic book which can be found in many Canadian high school libraries, though I doubt those responsible for acquiring the book have ever actually read it It s probably, next to The Adventures of Fargo Lefty, one of the most disturbing and bizarre fictional books on environmental activism that I ve ever read, and one of the most poorly written, too What exactly Jamie Bastedo is trying to promote is not entirely clear here, but it goes without saying that there s something really off putting about it.The book tells the story of self proclaimed eco terrorist warrior Ashley Anowiak, an eighteen year old girl who er, okay, I think I ll just let the writing speak for itself As I sloshed a full jerry can of stolen gas on the trailer floor, it occurred to me that this would be one expensive fire Not for big oil bastards They were filthy rich But for Dad It was his gas I stole Not exactly cheap up here Nothing is, especially when every snowmobile, comic book and cucumber is either flown in, barged in, or trucked over a temporary ice road How people are supposed to survive in the High Arctic is beyond me Especially now with our climate falling apart But I wasn t in the mood to chew on such heavy questions I had serious work to do Yes, it s seriously just that bad FYI Bastedo, there is no need to use such fragmented sentences, setting aside the fact that your book s protagonist is a psychopath committing acts of terrorism and violence that could seriously hurt someone Remind me again why I should even want the people fighting the climate crisis to survive it if this is the way they behave Perhaps evenproblematic than the book s protagonist being a proud terrorist is the author s portrayal of indigenous issues and Canada s Inuit people Bastedo paints an inaccurate portrayal of Canada s Northern indigenous groups as being bitter, callous people who believe that destruction, violence and revenge is the way to solve problems This sends a very poor message to younger readers, especially considering what s been in the news recently about Inuit teens feeling that they are treated as primitive and ignorant, and the high suicide rates among these kids The book s oversimplification of Inuit legends and mythology is also troubling.Alongside that, Sila s Revenge is just in serious need of an editor The fragmented sentences are bad enough, but misplaced commas and bad grammar make it even worse This is also a situation of a grown adult trying to write a youth character and making that character sound and behave like a curmudgeonly old activist going through a fifteen year old s rebellious angst phase, with the vocabulary of an eight year old rather than an actual eighteen year old It s just weird and unappealing Secondary characters are undeveloped and boring, and the book is very one sided, demonizing all who aren t on board with the main character s environmentalism power trip as bigoted, greedy and backwards.All in all, Sila s Revenge is definitely not a book I ll be reading again any time soon As well, I don t believe in censorship of media, but I find it creepy and disgusting that a book about ecological terrorism in this manner is in public schools Without going into detail, I ve got friends who have been severely impacted by terrorism and this book pushing petty acts of terrorism and vandalism as cool and important for stopping climate change is something that I just hope younger readers don t buy into after reading this one

  2. says:

    This wasn t what I expected I was hoping for a fairy tale and got folklore It was set in a northern arctic town and his main character had a true passion that engulfed me with every flick of the page

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