The Book of the Sword (Samurai Girl Series #1)

The Book of the Sword (Samurai Girl Series #1)

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Overview

When I was six months old, I dropped from the sky -- the lone survivor of a deadly Japanese plane crash. The newspapers called me Heaven. I was adopted by a wealthy family in Tokyo, pampered, and protected. For nineteen years, I thought I was lucky.

I'm learning how wrong I was.


They say your life begins on your wedding day.

Here's what happened on mine:
I lost the person I love most.
I learned that everything I knew about my family was a lie.
Now I'm being hunted. I must fight back, or die.

My life ended that day.
The old Heaven is gone.

I AM SAMURAI GIRL.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689859489
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 05/20/2003
Series: Samurai Girl Series , #1
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 946,753
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Book of the Sword (Samurai Girl Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought these books for my 14-year-old cousin as a birthday gift (I love it when teenagers actually want to read), and on my trip to her house, I read the first one, and really enjoyed it! It was a really easy read, so two hours was plenty to polish it off, but it was so fun to read a simple, cute book for a change. I normally read Stephan King - that kind of long heavy stuff. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised and think many people would enjoy this fun quick series that never lets up on the action or the drama!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book 'and, indeed, the entire series' to be very fast-paced and fun. I'm in my mid-20, so I don't normally read anything with this simple of a reading level, but these are just fun. The main character has her irritating moments, but in a way we can relate to, saying, 'oh, yeah. I remember what it was like to be that age.' I highly recommend these books to anyone who likes action/adventure, Japanese culture, or 'coming with age' stories - or all three! This author really has some creative ideas.
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mossing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Heaven was the sole survivor of a horrific plane crash when she was an infant. One of the richest families in the country, the Kogos, adopted her, and she's been a dutiful daughter ever since. However, when her adoptive father tries to marry her off to a rival family's playboy son, her entire life changes. When her brother is murdered by a mysterious ninja right in front of her, she runs from her adoptive home and begins samurai training. The sharp black and white illustrations don't encourage the eye to linger, and the text does not provide much insight into motivation or character development. The action of the story moves it along, and dramatic elements are present but undeveloped. Overall, an unsatisfying read. Ages 11-15. Recommended for additional purchase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
why is this book so expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I enjoy fast moving fun adventurous books full of surprizes. This book is one of those to dagree. This book is slow in places but picks up quickly. Overall good read id give it a 6 out of 10
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok people dont be rude or post if you havnt read the book please!!!!!!
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Lachelle Rivera More than 1 year ago
I love this series anf Heaven becomes one bad @$$ samurai!!! ^_^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie was a lot better and i loved it. I take martical arts so i love reading anything to do with this stuff. Some parts of this book were very intense and i loved it but others parts blahhhh.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
These books are great, i read them over and over and never get board of them, im only a 6th grader, but i recomend these books to all people who like to read
Guest More than 1 year ago
All the series is really really good. Carrie Asai is a brilliant author and i recommend this book to all the people that like reading books from other cultures. they are extrememly cool bookz.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It a good book. It can be a bit slow at times but the story is interesting and the series is so cool. If you thought this book was okay but not great like I did keep reading it the series on only get better and better as you go.