And Then There Were None: Reviewed by A.B.


“Ladies and Gentlemen! Silence, please!” I am here to tell you of the wonderful mystery and suspense novel, And Then There Were None.  This book was written by Agatha Christie, who certainly knows her mysteries.  First, she has put forth an action-packed story in which each chapter is opened by an eye-grabbing opening. Also, it has chapter endings that have you hanging on a cliff. Not to mention crime, which is one of the main components you do not want to miss.

As each chapter opens, so does your reading because all you want to do is read on.  For example, Chapter Ten opens with, “’Do you believe it?’ Vera asked.” This instantly grabs your attention because you are wondering, who is she talking to? Is she talking about (blank)? Also, this engages you to read on because you are on the edge of your seat in excitement.  Which, as proven, is a great mystery component.

Quality two: suspenseful cliff hangers.  Christie ends each chapter with a unique cliffhanger to keep you reading. For example, Chapter Ten ends in a great cliff hanger, that you really want to jump off of. It is, “No more Indian tricks tonight. I’ve seen to that…” This is a cliff hanger because you are asking yourself, who is going to take a figurine? Is a figurine going to be taken? Or is another trick going to be played? Now I hope I have you on my own cliff hanger.

“Nevertheless, on evidence, he was certainly guilty.” Of having too much crime! Christie has packed each chapter with more crimes than you thought possible. For instance, on page 125 Mr. Rogers was given a deep wound (with an ax) on the back of his head.  Clearly this is a crime because he could have not chopped himself, on his own head.  As a result, this is a crime, making And Then There Were None a suspenseful mystery.

Overall, And Then There Were None  is a fabulous mystery / suspense book. Indeed it is because it has the great mystery components: openers, cliff hangers, and (maybe ten times too much) crime. For now, And Then There Were None is still here.

16 responses »

    • I really liked how the review started. Another thing I loved about this is she had an opening and closing paragraph. I also liked the way she used the format of a simple paragraph. One final detail I loved was this report was very clear.

  1. Abby, I think you had a really good grabber! It really made me want to read more! Your book reveiw acually made me want to read more!

  2. Your review has a very nice flow of words. The excerpts from the book fit very well into your writing. Great job!

  3. Really nice job on the entire thing. Your opener and clincher were really well written and at the end of every sentence I wanted to keep on reading! Now I want to read this book! 🙂 Great job!

  4. Even though I already read this book, A.B’s review of this book wanted to make me read it. It was very well written review with lots of examples from the book. I think A.B. did a good job with even including characters from the book. If I hadn’t read the book, then after reading this review, I would definitely read the book.

  5. I liked how you used your words really carefully and i liked how you used a sentence in the book to start off the review. I also liked how each component was really well thought out. Lastly to answer your question, you did have me on a cliffhanger.

  6. The way Abby described the book made me want to start reading it right then and there. She used wonderful, and descriptive words while she was mentioning the book’s qualities. Also, I liked how she said, “Ladies and gentlemen!” Silence, Please.”, at the beginning of her writing. I really enjoyed reading Abby’s book review on “And Then There Were None”. It was very well written and a great way to convince people to read the book.

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