By Klaira Zakarian
Currently, I am reading the “Da Vinci Code,” by Dan Brown. This is a very exciting, suspenseful, and mysterious realistic fiction book about two characters who are brought together after the death of Jacques Sauinère, a very famous and powerful man.
The main characters, Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu, are on a quest to find out the secret that Sauinère left for them written in symbols and code. Sauinère was part of a secret society known as the Priory of Sion, which protects a very powerful secret known only to the top four members. It contains a secret about the Holy Grail, which was believed to be the Cup of Christ, and what it actually is. The main members of the Priory were murdered and Sauinère knew that he had to pass on the secret to people he could trust.
This book is written in third-person point of view, since it switches from Langdon to Sophie’s views throughout the story. It also has a few minor characters, such as the religious monk Silas, Bishop Aringarosa, and Bezu Fache, the head of the French Police which are the other views the story is told from. I believe this point of view is very fitting for the story, since there are so many characters the author must portray and highlight, since they are all very important.
This is probably the best realistic fiction book I have ever read. It is filled with excitement and the most amazing ideas to think about. It makes me wonder to myself the entire time I am reading, What if this was actually real? Dan Brown is such an amazing author and I can not wait to read the rest of his books!