Ten guests, one review, And Then There Were None


photo by Candi Duncan

The book is full of murder and suspense. “Oh, yes. I’ve no doubt in my own mind that we have been invited here by a madman-probably a dangerous homicidal lunatic,” from the book.

by Candi Duncan, Reporter

The book, And Then there were None, was written by Agatha Christie, who is said to be The Queen of Mystery.

“I have, let me confess it in all humility, a pitiful human wish that someone should know just how clever I have been…” from the book.

The story is about ten guests who are invited to an island by an unknown host, these guests are tied together in a way they do not know.

“The end of each chapter makes you want to go on to the next,” said Evan Dawson, senior.

There is a poem in every bedroom in the house on the island called The Ten Little Soldiers, and in this poem something happens to each of the soldiers. What happens to the soldiers in the poem begins to happen to the guests.

“Ten people dead on an island and not a living soul on it. It doesn’t make sense!” from the book.

This book keeps you on the edge of your seat with every turn of the page. By the end of this book, you will learn how the guests are tied together and who this mystery host is and what he\she wants to prove and why this has happened to the ten.

“My favorite part of the book was the mystery throughout the entire book, you never knew what to expect, then at the end, it was the biggest plot twist,” said Mary Adams, senior.

Some parts of the book were confusing but throughout there were clues left behind to help the reader put them together and figure out the mystery host and murderer.

“Yes, I would recommend this book, it is full of clues and that makes it interesting,” said Kaitlynn Landrus, senior.

When it comes to the recommendations of this book,there are different points of view. Some would recommend the book, some would not, and others are on the fence.

Yes and no, if you’re into mysteries then go for it, if not, then this book is not for you,” said Adams.

If you are into mystery and murder, this book is perfect for you. This book also has some very valuable life lessons. Some of the things in the book might be hard to notice at first, but once you start to use your imagination and what you learn from the book, you will see there are far more sights to see than before.

“Crime and its punishment has always fascinated me. I enjoy reading every kind of detective story and thriller. I have devised for my own private amusement the most ingenious ways of carrying out a murder,” from the book.