Benice: An Adventure of Love and Friendshipby Published 02 Dec 2018
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"A Treasure Island for the modern era. The writing style is reminiscent of the prose in The Alchemist, featuring turns of phrase that offer nuggets of wisdom." — Kirkus Reviews, (starred review)
A middle-grade bedtime storybook written and illustrated in the tradition of classics. While adventures teach boys and girls importance of family and friendship in their lives, adults will love the good lessons about not making the wrong decisions when life offers challenges.
Levend is just twelve when he meets Mr. Ben Ice, a gruff fisherman whose peg leg, eyepatch and hook hand all but prove a lifetime of piracy. But life in Yalova is hard, and if this intimidating figure can help Levend support his family, then he'll gladly accompany him on the fishing trip of a lifetime - even if it's packed with more danger, adventure and friendship than either of them could ever have expected.
As Levend discovers more and more about his would-be captain, he becomes embroiled in a dangerous pirate feud, a hunt for sunken treasure, and the chance to forge friendships that will last a lifetime - even if that only means the next few minutes. Confronted by timeless love and shocking betrayal, Levend must decide who he can trust and who'll make him walk the plank.
Starring sharks, pirates, parrots, parents, lobster-popsters, Seabubbles, Giant Yang Yang, Little Fan Fan, aunties, sisters, brothers and friends, Benice will take you on a journey that's as heartwarming as it is hair-raising. Thrill to a swashbuckling adventure, wonder at the hidden truth, and cherish the kind of friends that will stay with you for life. Perfect for young readers starting to learn life's most important lessons, Benice is a classic adventure suitable for all the family - the sort of story that will inspire nights reading under the covers and days sailing the high seas of imagination.
Benice: An Adventure of Love and Friendship Reviews
A cute little story about love and friendship, and also about judging based on appearances. I read it in two sittings and only because I had a schedule to keep. But as soon as I was able, I got back to it and finished it. I enjoyed the story throughout, although I wasn't entirely clear on everything that happened in the end. The lessons on friendship and treating others with kindness may come off as a bit heavy-handed/silly for some people, but it's a very positive book and we probably need more of those! At the end, I thought I might be missing something, but it didn't really take away from the rest of the story. I enjoyed the illustrations and thought they really added to the story. The characters are likeable, and there's enough pirate adventure to keep the action moving throughout. It feels a little bit like a cross between Treasure Island and a Chinese folk tale. There were a couple places in the book where some Chinese characters appeared, and I'm not sure if that was deliberate or an accident in this ARC since there was no translation that came with it.
Overall, I very much enjoyed this quick read. Thanks to #Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
*Received the book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
If weaving a powerful message through a story is an art, then Metin Karayaka is the master of it.
Two best friends, Levend and Orion, arrive at Yalova, a fisherman's haven, for a private party. The sight of little kids returning from their brief fishing expedition kindles a sense of reminiscence in Levend, who once used to do the same. They initiate a conversation with the kids by touching upon the subject of fishing, which later, drifted off to the topic of the private party which they came to attend. The kids express their discontent towards the party as it would hinder them from venturing into the seas for fishing, the main source of their livelihood.
With the audience around them in a somber mood, Levend decides to brighten up the atmosphere and quizzes them about "Mr.Ben", an enigmatic character who once lived in Yalova. The very mention of his name triggers a wave of responses from the kids. Seizing their elevated excitement levels, Levend starts to spin a tale about the adventures he had with Mr.Ben, later finished by Orion who chips in sharing his own share of experiences with that man.
"Benice" is a heartwarming tale about Love, Friendship, Fight, Treachery, Pain, and Heartbreak that revolves around the man who goes by the name - Mr.Ben and a host of other characters. Just when you think the pace of the story is flat, the unexpected plot twist hits you hard bringing you to the edge of your seat. The characterization of Mr.Ben couldn't have been better and the various shades he exhibited throughout the story will keep you wondering about his true nature. The dialogues were well written, the twists were well placed and the whole narrative seemed so natural. The biggest highlight of the book is definitely the climax, which had a profound effect on me in addition to the impact it had on the fictional characters. I adored each and every character in the story and overall, it's a book which would leave you teary-eyed but with a smile on your face.
I know its just the beginning of the year, but this one has rightfully earned a place in my Top Ten books of 2019.
This a book about pirates and fishing and most important, friendship.
I received a copy of Benice on Netgalley for an honest review.
A very touching story about love and friendship
I don't read a lot of middle-grade books. Sometimes I find myself struggling to get into the plot of the story. Although at times I got a little lost within Benice by Metin Karayaka, I found it a very heartwarming story. It is filled with love and friendship and adventures. Lobster-Popsters, sharks and pirates.
“Mr. Ben, Mr. Ben,
come out of your den.
I brought you a dish,
you should catch me a fish”
The story follows the story of Levend and his best friend Orion. They arrive on the island of Yalova, an island teeming with memories for Levend, for a private party. But the kids of Yalova do not appreciate them taking up their fishing time. A past time that Levend himself remembers fondly. To brighten the mood, Levend tries to find out if the kids have heard of Mr. Ben, a man who was surrounded by mystery and once lived on Yalova. After the kids tell him different ideas of who they think Mr. Ben is, Levend reveals that he knew him. Levend then goes on to tell the children of Yalova the story of Mr. Ben, with Orion helping too.
The characters are super thrilling
I really enjoy the characters within Benice. I really liked reading about Levend's adventures when he was a 14-year-old boy. How he traveled with Mr. Ben and how his friendship and love for him grew. Mr. Ben became a father-like figure for him. I thought it was so heartwarming. I also really enjoyed Orion, although I wish there was more back and forth between his side and Levends. Mr. Ben is also a fantastic character, mysterious and secretive.
“You can't ask for true friendship, because it's not something anyone can just give. It grows over time.”
Overall, I did enjoy Benice. A very heartwarming story that leaves you with a lovely message. Love, friendship, deceit, betrayal play a major role in Benice. The way that Karayaka can weave the words in this book is truly remarkable.
“But for his sake, above all of that, be nice.”
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