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What book are you having to read?
It’s called Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. Some of the claims are interesting but the rest is irrelevant, outdated, and generalizations. I just want to read so many other things, it’s frustrating.
The book I’m reading for English class right now is so terrible and it kills me because there are a thousand better books I could be reading.
Book Review #84: Fever by Lauren DeStefano
Overall Rating: 9.3/10 (4.5/5 stars)
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Fiction
Published: 2012 by Simon & Schuster
Number of Pages: 341 | Paperback Edition
Summary: Escaping the mansion was just the beginning. As Rhine and Gabriel leave one gilded cage behind, they are trapped in another. In a carnivalesque scarlet district presided over by a twisted ringmistress, Rhine is at risk of being sold back to the Gatherers—but fate has other plans. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine undertakes the perilous journey to Manhattan, determined to find her twin brother. The landscape is grim and the road is long—and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion by any means necessary. In this sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price—now that she has more to lose than ever.
Review: Sequels are strange, especially sequels in dystopian trilogies. I usually don’t review sequels in dystopian trilogies, firstly because I generally read the third book before I have a chance to review the second, skewing my opinion of the sequel, and secondly, sequels are generally a mess. Sequels of dystopian trilogies are usually just this strange state of limbo, preparing for a big finale with a lot of death and booms (The Divergent Trilogy comes to mind…). However, this is one of the few sequels I have read that I have honestly enjoyed. The plot, though generally slow paced and would lose the interest of those who read dystopias for the action, is actually realistic and something I really got into, the characters are detailed, even the ones that are just introduced, and the prose is fantastic, with wonderful descriptions. Sequels are strange and often disappointing, but Fever by Lauren DeStefano is an exception to this stereotype.
I hate it when you put hardcovers on a shelf for a while and next thing you know the bottom of the dust jacket is crinkly
there are a lot of things in this world that I don’t like, and I can live with that but why do they put stickers on books
When people look down on modern literature in favor of the classics, they forget the classics were once modern literature that was looked down upon by people like them.
if i don’t find a book that knocks my socks off across the ocean, i’m going to scream. real talk
Everyone’s queue tags are so pun-filled and adorable and I’m just sitting here like #queue -_-
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