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Monkey Wars Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-08-14 
Review Score: 3 out of 5 star From 4 user ratings
ISBN:0385744412
LANGUAGE:English

" Definitely not Animal Farm, but a thought-provoking story about the perils of power through the eyes of our closest relatives. " said.

" Animal Farm with Monkeys- more of an involved saga than a brief fable, but makes the same points about power, government, propaganda, freedom, and war. " said.

" What a bland political statement told with a unique premise and poor storytelling. Expected better, did not deliver. " said.

" Monkey Wars was another unintented read, but I ended up loving it anyway. It's a story of power, ruling, lies and survival, but told in the monkey's perspective which sounds stupid, but actually makes some sense. " said.

" Wanted to love this book... and it was good, but the Romeo and Juliet story within really through me off. I wanted more of a social commentary and power struggle. That said, characters were memorable and believable, even as the voices of monkeys. " said.

" The day the Rhesus monkeys are forced out of their home by the langur monkeys sparks a true monkey war. Mico - a member of the langur - begins to see a true picture of the methods of his "people". When he meets Papina - a member of the Rhesus - and befriends her, Mico must decide whether to stay loyal to his species or fight for what he believes is right. " said.

" Monkey Wars is the story of the fight for supremacy between bands of monkeys in Kolkata. But it is also a dark fable, examining conquerors vs the conquered and the fine line between actions done for the greater good and madness. Recommended for readers grades 7-12. (Mature readers will pick up on the darker themes while younger readers will gloss over them.) " said.

" I'm torn between 3 and 4 stars. I appreciate Monkey Wars as unique in YA lit...there are few animal-centric stories for teens, and the characters of Mico and Lord Tyrell are especially compelling. But I found myself skimming the last couple of hundred pages and thinking that it was under-edited and tedious at times; a thought-provoking adventure fable that could have been cut down by 50 pages and sped up a bit. " said.

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