STUDENT REVIEW: Scrap City by D.S. Thornton

STUDENT REVIEW: Scrap City by D.S. Thornton

Scrap City by D.S. Thornton

Published 2016

Would you believe that under the ground, right beneath your city, was another city? Would you believe it was populated with Scrappers, people built of metal and glass and stone? Jerome has no choice but to believe it after he meets Arkie. Arkie is a Scrapper, and he and Jerome quickly become friends—maybe even brothers. So when Arkie’s city is in danger, Jerome knows he must help. But helping Arkie means hurting Jerome’s dad, the only real family Jerome still has . . .
For ages 10-14. –Goodreads

Review by Lilli H.

Five stars! When I read the book I instantly wanted to read the book. But what caught my eye was the cover. I loved her plot and all of the details. I did not like how in the middle and end it didn’t mention Cici Delgado.

What I liked

The thing that I like about the book was that all the characters are amazing. The character that I like the most is Jerome. He loves adventures and he loves to solve mystery’s. My second favorite is Arkie. He is a tin boy, and loves to play and he loves to look and find stuff.

What I didn’t like

The thing that I did not like about the book was that they didn’t specifically tell what was happening to the characters, and it didn’t tell us what was happening around them. I also didn’t like how it never mentioned a character at the middle and end. He only mentioned the character only in the begging of the book.

Favorite Quotes

“I found you. You were the one who set the diner on fire and killed my mom and brother,” screamed Jerome. “Arkie hurry. we need to get out of here. The building is shaking like a earth quake is going on,” screamed Jerome scared.


People who like mystery, robots, and funniness. It will be amazing for who ever likes long chapter books and loves happy endings.


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