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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of When The Tripods Came

This book sees the rise and fall of non-human characters and their domination of human beings. The Tripods (as they are referred to) arrived at planet earth, originally praised as saviours started their evil plan of manipulating humans.

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Author: John Christopher

Genre: Sci-Fi

Pages: 160

Goodreads Rating: 3.7 of 5

My Rating: 7 of 10

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Review and Summary of When The Tripods Came

***Warning Spoilers Below This Point***

Lawrence and his friend Andy witness an attack of a tall mechanical three-legged vehicle on a nearby farmhouse. This three-legged vehicle receives the name tripod. The boys watch in horror as the tripod destroys the house but is itself then destroyed by the military forces.

Lawrence becomes a celebrity in school when discovered that he witnessed the events that happened at that farmhouse. More people become addicted to the program as time passes and experience the tripods as Heroes who came from out of Earth.

Lawrence becomes concerned about his safety, as people are now clearly under a spell and people who refuse are being forced to do so.

Lawrie (Lawrence) moves with his family to Switzerland and decides to lay low. Lawrence’s friend Andy is captured in the process.

A new character named PA comes to the rescue of both Andy and Lawrence. They are released and develop a new friendship based on their experiences. The novel concludes with Lawrence declaring that the fight for freedom must go on.

Final Say on When The Tripods Came

The setting of this book captures the reader’s mind. I give the book a 7 out of 10 for the creativity and language used. The plot is good and incorporated the use of suspense, especially when Lawrie goes to save Andy and they are both put into captivity.

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