Some characters, including beloved ones, meet a violent death, while others are kidnapped, imprisoned, and otherwise endangered.
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The past deaths of characters' family members in wartime atrocities are retold, without much gore but with much emotional impact. Brief and sometimes long-awaited kissing between teen characters. One of the bad guys is cheating on his wife with his beautiful secretary, though there's no explicit description of their activities.
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Some mention of commercial products of the era, some of which e. Coca-Cola still exist today; more scene-setting than product endorsement. Many characters ingest magic substances some natural, e. Benjamin's telepathy-enhancing potions ; adult characters consume alcoholic beverages, and members of an island tribe force one of the teens to consume large amounts of kava. A seagoing couple's provisions include a small amount of opium, which they say is for toothache. The "forgetting wine" that played such an important role in The Apothecary returns.
In , two years after the events of the first book, Janie Scott and Benjamin Burrows, son of the mysterious Apothecary, are now 16 and continents apart, trying to reconnect. As with The Apothecary , much of the plot involves efforts to keep the atomic bomb from falling into bad hands, with attendant ethical complexities and character development.
One character's father is cheating on her mother with his secretary; different cultural and family expectations cause trouble as well as mutual enlightenment. Some heroic characters as well as villains meet a violent death, while others are kidnapped, imprisoned, and endangered. Wartime atrocities and violence, including torture and the massacre of a character's family, are presented, often in flashback, in non-graphic ways that still make clear the full horror. Add your rating See all 2 parent reviews.
Add your rating See all 3 kid reviews. Two years after the events of The Apothecary , Janie Scott, now 16, is back in the USA, in an East Coast boarding school and working on an interesting chemistry experiment; her English friend and first love, Benjamin Burrows, meanwhile, is somewhere in Southeast Asia with his father the Apothercary, trying to help the locals survive in a war-torn region, and the other members of their adventurous band are scattered around the world.
The fast-moving plot has characters whisked from one side of the world to the other as new, sinister villains threaten the world and our heroes; Ian Schoenherr's illustrations add vivid appeal. A third volume is in the works to resolve some of the pending cliffhangers.
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Families can talk about how history and fantasy come together in The Apprentices. Do you think it works? What other books you've read or movies you've seen deal with the Cold War?
How have Janie, Benjamin, and the other characters grown and changed in the two years since we last saw them? What are some of the ethical choices that confront the characters? Do you agree or disagree with their decisions?
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