Minecraft: The Island: An Official Minecraft Novel
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Body Horror: Early on the protagonist is horrified at their square body, especially the fingerless hands. Green Aesop: Early on, the protagonist accidentally makes apple trees go extinct and doesn't realize it until later. This galvanizes them into leaving half of the island exactly as-is while they'd freely mine the other half.
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Alex: As a book writer, you must be used to working alone. Did you draw on your own experience for The Mountain ? He's figured out how to punch trees for wood and build a shelter for the night, but things get real for Guy in The Mountain. He decides to strike out across the sea to see what else the world holds, and he lands on a frozen taiga coast. There, he encounters another person called Summer! Having learned how to survive on his own, now Guy is going to learn how to survive with someone else... Max Brooks: That was the whole point of this book. Book one was: you’ve got to learn how to live with yourself. Book two is: you’ve got to learn to live with someone else. That makes this book timely. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of kids are basically trapped on the islands of their homes, and they’re going to have to leave those islands pretty soon and reintegrate, and that’s going to take a lot of social skills that have maybe atrophied. You have these two characters who are king and queen of their kingdoms and then they come together, so it's about the compromise of their friendship. How do you tell someone what you’re thinking without upsetting them? And how do you listen to them? Friendship is very complicated, when you think about it.I talked with Max about how he found a great story in the clash of Guy and Summer’s personalities, and why that story is important in our pandemic-ridden times. But I had to first ask about what in the Overworld Guy is thinking when he decides to set out on his boat at the start of the book. This is a simple and easy Minecraft island base to make. If you're new to the game or want something small that works well, this is the one for you. In this world, the rules don’t always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed.
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Narrative Profanity Filter: Curses are sidestepped in the narrative, usually by saying they said a bad word but not saying which one. How Do I Shot Web?: A major part of the early chapters is the protagonist learning how Minecraft works and what they can and can't do, especially what foods they can and can't eat.Coming of Age Story: What little the protagonist remembers of their life is sedentary and without challenge, and they find great joy in doing things themselves instead of having someone to take care of them. Companion Cube: The protagonist uses a cow, and occasionally other mobs, for self-motivation, snark, and someone to talk to.