Book Report: How to Train Your Dragon Book 7: How to Ride a Dragon's Storm

"How to Ride a Dragon's Storm" is an action-adventure story. In this story, Hiccup was an ordinary boy who struggled to be a hero. Hiccup had three months, five days and six hours to complete a number of missions including discovering America, getting back to Berk, saving his father, battling Polarserpents, and winning the annual Inter-Tribal Friendly Swimming Race.

The story initially set out in the beach at the bottom of the Murderous Mountains where the swimming race took place. There were two tribes, the Bog-burglars and the Hairy Hooligans, joining the race. The winner might have a single request granted by the three Chiefs of the tribes. Everybody wanted to win the swimming race because all wanted to be back to America, so they tried their very best to be the winner.

However, the race was a hoax. Hiccup, Camicazi and Fishlegs joined the swimming race in a team. They found it difficult to swim and move even though their hunting dragons tried to help them. Soon, they were all trapped, taken to a ship and tied up. Although they could go back to America, on their way to America, Hiccup accidentally woke up a gigantic dragon which became very angry so it chased after him.

Here comes the climax that explains why I like Hiccup the most in this story. I think he was so clever and skillful to use a machine that generated a high pitched noise to keep the dragon away. So he managed to get back onto the boat that sailed to America. Before arriving to America, they met a very strong storm so they needed to struggle with the storm. Hiccup was able to tackle these ‘hiccups’ eventually.

On the other hand, the characters I dislike were the two tribes, the Bog-burglars and the Hairy Hooligans, who were cunning and they deceived other people. They were not honest, so I hate them so much.

The most interesting part of the story is the ending when the Sky Dragon became very strong and it could attack all villains in a split second. I want to be one of the dragons who could breathe fire to attack bad people. Also, if I were them, I would fly in the sky very freely and happily. Helping people is one of my enjoyable things in my life.

Personally, the story is good enough. However, if I had a chance to change one part of it, I would like to empower the dragon so that it would help as many people as possible and if it met the bad people, it would use the magic to change them into good people, and the good characters in the story would become smarter and cleverer. For example, they could swim faster and they could solve any difficulties they encountered.

I think this story is interesting and I would recommend it to those who enjoy reading adventures and fantasy stories.