Cornelia Kr Kr itibaren Викенд насеље, Sırbistan
I realize that sometimes my "children" bookshelf is a bit misleading. For the most part, I actually mean young adults. I think you can deal. I couldn't decide if I liked this or not. I think it was well-written, and I liked that the author resisted a neat and happy ending. The narrator, Alex, was a character I related to, even as an adult. My major problem with the book was that I just could not stand Stacy. She's one of those characters that are meant to come in a stir stuff up. I get this. However, I found her so obnoxious and frustrating (sort of like the best friend in Born Confused that it really kept me from liking Friction completely. I will say this, though: the author does a wonderful job of teaching the lesson that words matter, that they can be powerful and destroying, and must be carefully kept. I would certainly recommend this to mature teen readers, but teachers, if you have touchy parents, get approval first. This one is fairly brutal.
I know I started this and I remember it being a slow start but once I got somewher in the middle it was pretty darn good...however, I do not remember if I ever finished it. Maybe I should read this one again. The ending would be a surprise as I can't remember the last half of the book!
I couldn't quite remember everything that had happened in Delirium and so before starting this one, I quickly flicked through Delirium.... To be reminded about that ending!! Delirium was definitely one of 'those' books which had one of 'those' endings that left me crying 'oh no, you can't leave me this way.....' And so I jumped into pandemonium with full force. And it was a great read. We follow Lena's story as we switch between the 'then' and the 'now' and her story took me on a roller coaster ride. We meet new characters and watch the struggles, the violence and the chaos in a world where LOVE is an illness that people need to be cured of. And once again, just when I thought the ending was a nice, calm finish to book two... BANG - the last page blew me away. Why oh why...... Don't leave me this way..... (When is book three due out!!)
Not quite finished with it yet, but the characters from the first book made me like this one right away. Author is interested in exploring the concept of sovreignty rather than trailblazing into new SciFi-land, which is nice. Still very Celtic.