Darkness Is Rising

Essay by MattiTomsonJunior High, 7th gradeA, May 2004

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The book I read was titled "Dark Is Rising" and it was written by Susan Cooper. This book took place in a country town. This town was a small town with a lot of farming. It had big open plains full of corn, wheat and many edible plants. This story also took place in the present. The main character was a twelve year-old boy named Will Staton. Will lives on a farm with a big family of brothers and sisters. Will is the youngest in his family and loves them all of them a lot.

The main plot of the story is about Will Staton finding out he is an Old One and defeating the darkness or in other words evil. The Old Ones are a group of people who dedicate there lives to defeating the darkness. In this book it tells about ten signs that contain powers like an iron medallion or a chain necklace that has a wooden coin on the end of it, but if the Darkness got a hold of every single sign the world would come to an end.

So Will is set on a journey to try to stop Darkness forever. Will was faced with many hard decisions and hard problems. If Will made one small mistake the world could be lost forever.

The Main issue was resolved by bringing the ten signs together but in fact the signs were still not enough to stop Darkness forever but only to hold Darkness back for a short period of time. To find out what happens next you would have to read the next book in the series. I think they made a smart decision to make a sequel. They made a sequel because then kids will want to find out what happens and...