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The Outcasts

Flanagan, John

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Outcasts
Hal, Stig, and the other outcasts do not have the size and strength of the Skandians, but when they face off against the Wolves and the Sharks in an ultimate race for survival, they hope that their courage and cunning are enough to help them win in a game that everyone seems to think is a matter of life and death.

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Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2011
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 0399256199
Branch Call Number: Y Fiction
Characteristics: 434 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Nov 22, 2014
  • SHIVK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is a very adventurous and funny book. A good age range for this book is 9-12

It would be better to use an axe cause Gilan the Ranger already uses one so its kinda boring to see the same thing again, but he cant use a bow again or that would be even worse, that would be copying RA.

Aug 01, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! book

Aug 01, 2014
  • Shasta Johnsen-Sollos rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was great! After reading it I immediately got the other to books and read them as fast as I could!

Jul 10, 2014
  • GreyGriffins rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

it is so good but not as well as the series of the ranger's apprentice

Jul 09, 2014
  • Rollond rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I wish character was more Skandanavian like and used an ax yet otherwise great book.

Jun 19, 2014
  • Blue_Dolphin_815 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Just as good if not better than the first time I read it😊

Dec 09, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I read the first two titles in Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series a few years back when they were new, and have been enthusiastically recommending them ever since, glad to see they've become quite popular. I haven't made the time to keep up with the series (up to twelve books now), but when I saw this companion series had come out I thought I'd give it's first book a try. That was a good decision, because I thoroughly enjoyed myself and was reminded why I've been recommending Flanagan's books. Now if only this wasn't another series I'll be likely leaving unfinished . . .
Though I didn't get to the Ranger's Apprentice books set in Skandia and am sure I missed some crossover references and characters, this book stands alone quite nicely. The Skandians are Flanagan's version of Vikings, and the story is about a young man coming of age in that culture. Hal's warrior father died when he was an infant and his mom is a non-Skandian former slave, so he's always felt like an outcast. The closest connection he has to the warrior culture to which he aspires is Thorn, his late father's best friend who lost his hand and became the village drunk. Thorn has reformed himself as Hal has grown, but is still largely an outcast himself. Nevertheless, Hal is extremely smart, a gifted builder and inventor, and aspires to fit in. So he begins his brotherband training--a bit like school, a lot like military boot camp--with both fear and hope, then finds himself in the unlikely position of leader of the team of misfits.
I couldn't help but identify with and root for Hal and the underdog outcasts, and I found myself quite caught up in their adventures. This is another one I'll be frequently recommending.

May 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great book!! i love the competition scenes

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May 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

red_crocodile_191 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 11

Apr 01, 2013
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Feb 25, 2013
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May 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: just action no violence except one scene but the 2nd book has some


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