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Book Talks Using Voice Thread

For the fourth book review of the year, Honors 9 Students created “book talks”.  These book talks are located on voicethread.com, and we invite your comments and additions to our conversations about the great books we love.

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The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker, book review by Hannah White

Book Review from Goodreads.com :

Sherry and her family have lived sealed in a bunker in the garden since things went wrong up above. Her grandfather has been in the freezer for the last three months, her parents are at each other’s throats and two minutes ago they ran out of food.

Sherry and her father leave the safety of the bunker and find a devastated and empty LA, smashed to pieces by bombs and haunted by ‘Weepers’ – rabid humans infected with a weaponized rabies virus.

While searching for food in a supermarket, Sherry’s father disappears and Sherry is saved by Joshua, a boy-hunter. He takes her to Safe-haven, a tumble-down vineyard in the hills outside LA, where a handful of other survivors are picking up the pieces of their ‘other lives’. As she falls in love for the first time, Sherry must save her father, stay alive and keep Joshua safe when his desire for vengeance threatens them all.

 

            “1,143 days since I’d smelled the sea, heard the splash of waves. 1,141 days since I’d had candy, even longer since I’d tasted the smoky sweetness of a s’more. Too long. 1,640,160 minutes since I’d run, since wind had tousled my hair, since I’d seen another person apart from my family.” Counting time was the only thing she could do. Sherry had spent 1,141 days in a bunker, hiding from what government had called rabies, until they ran out of supplies. In Susanne Winnacker’s intense The Other Life, Sherry has to grow up quicker than she ever imagined. These Weepers kept me second guessing with their timing and pacing, conflict, and actions.
            “Dad leaned on the door frame. “You’re grounded for another week, young lady.”” I really enjoyed the timing and pacing, because at the beginning of every chapter, there would be a flashback of a time that she hadn’t been in the bunker; a time that was good or sometimes bad. Times that she missed. I could definitely feel how much she missed her best friend, and how she missed everything that she no longer had the advantage to experience. In the beginning of the story, she’d counted the days out of the time that they had spent in the bunker that her parents had argued. She counted the days for everything, even whenever she had finally eaten an apple, 1,123 days. I mostly enjoyed the fact that she had kept up with the days that she’d gone without things, and exactly whenever she’d tell us how many days. She didn’t think much about the things she’d gone without until she had a chance to experience them again. Sherry forgot the things she was privleged to do.
            There was lots of conflict in the story as a whole, but the climax had the most conflict in my eyes. Everyone had been keeping their secrets to themselves, because they were afraid that the others would look at them differently or start to hate them because of the things that they knew. Throughout the story, they had been convinced that the whole world was infected with rabies, that the military and everyone else but the people still hidden were gone, and they even believed that there weren’t many people in bunkers. The climax was seeing the helicopter fly overtop of them, knowing that they seen the signs for help they gave, and flew on. Tyler was known for not speaking, and they didn’t even know his name, they just assumed it was Tyler because he had it as a tattoo. Everybody had already told their stories, and the second the helicopter flew over without stopping, Tyler shared his. Turns out, the area three states in the USA was off limits; danger zones. The world was continuing to live, while three states were frozen with a virus that they didn’t even ask for. It was a twist in the story that really caught me off guard, and I never expected a thing.
            Last but not least, the actions were also a big part of the reason why I really enjoyed the Other Life. I’m not one to read action novels, and I won’t lie, the only reason I chose this book was because I needed to read a different genre that was on my list for class, and this one just so happened to be about zombies. There honestly wasn’t that much action in this story, it was more of the suspense that foreshadowed. What little bit of action there was, made me want to keep reading even whenever it was 3am on a school night. Whenever Sherry and Joshua went into a Weeper’s nest looking for Sherry’s father, that’s whenever I realized that this book was very detailed and suspenseful, and that’s what kept me reading. Susanne had described everything that happened, and it made me feel like I was there. I remember while reading, Sherry and Joshua had three survivors from the nest, and I was so into it that my aunt had come in there and asked me what I wanted for dinner, and I jumped out of my bed. That’s what good books are all about, whenever there’s so much action and detail that you feel as if you’re there.
            I really hated that this book had to end so fast, because it was 254 pages that I’d read over and over again if I didn’t have other books I needed to read. I’d definitely recommend this book to anybody who’s interested in the Walking Dead, zombies, or action in general for that matter. Susanne Winnacker has won me over with her timing and pacing, conflict, and actions, and I really hope she doesn’t let me down when reading her other novels, because that’s something I’ll definitely be looking for.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Reviewed by Grace Bannister

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Review By: Grace Bannister – 3rd period – Honors 9 English

From Goodreads.com:

Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.

Imagine that love is a disease. That it creeps up from nothing and destroys you from the inside out, driving you to madness. Not so unbelievable is it? This is the idea that spawned Lauren Oliver’s novel, Delirium. The book that chronicled the story of Lena Haloway, a young woman awaiting the procedure that would cure her from the most horrible disease known to mankind – love.  In the end, I really had some mixed feelings about this book. While the general plot was wonderful, and the writing was powerful, I simply could not connect with the characters. I believe that it was that lack of connection that, sadly, caused me to only give this book three and a half stars.

The main idea of the book was a beautiful concept. It really had a ton of potential. The disease, the cure, and the rebellion were all interwoven fabulously. Oliver made sure to portray how the love cure impacted every kind of relationship – About how familial relationships break without love, about how friendships would change without love, and of course, how one cannot fall in love, if there is an absence of love. Oliver’s beautiful words accentuated her ability to weave a beautiful tapestry of storyline, and really helped make this book a pleasant read.

While reading Delirium, I fell in love with Oliver’s amazing ability to turn words into something powerful and meaningful. One of my favorite quotes from the book was this: “One of the strangest things about life is that it will chug on, blind and oblivious, even as your private world – your little carved-out sphere – is twisting and morphing, even breaking apart. . . .That’s when you realize that most of it – life, the relentless mechanism of existing – isn’t about you. It doesn’t include you at all. It will thrust onward even after you’ve jumped the edge. Even after you’re dead.” ― Lauren Oliver, Delirium. Those words had a quality about them that echoed, that was resounding. It’s absolutely amazing to find someone who can wield words as a tool. Oliver uses her words as a mechanism to deliver profound meaning and depth. Yet, it perplexes me that she could do this, but not be able to give emotion life to her characters.

Delirium’s protagonist, Lena Haloway, was a strong character who really believed in her love for Alex. To me, however, her love felt like a façade. It didn’t seem to me that she truly loved Alex. It felt more like she was in love with the idea of love, and that Alex was just a symbol for that. To her, he was a passionate rebel that was able to give her something of which she had been deprived – love. This made the love story feel transparent to me. I felt no emotional connection to the characters, and to me that is one of the defining factors of a novel.

In the end, I would say that Lauren Oliver’s Delirium was a good read that I would recommend to someone looking for a great plot and beautiful writing. I would, however, advise those seeking an emotional connection to look elsewhere. I feel like this novel will challenge readers to think about love and what it means to them.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Reviewed by Shaylan Jewell

 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

From Goodreads.com:

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade — a large, expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’re closed tight. And every thirty days, a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up — the first girl to arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

Imagine waking up in a dark elevator with no knowledge of the reason behind it and with no knowledge of where the elevator is headed. In James Dashner’s The Maze Runner, a teenage boy named Thomas opens his eyes to realize that he’s being transported to a large courtyard filled with boys his age. The boys seem very strange to Thomas. They say words that are unfamiliar to him, and they treat him like a child. With Thomas being the new kid in the Glade, he must start his life from scratch and quickly learn the customs of the other boys. Set in a post-apocalyptic society, the novel tells the true meaning of friendship and brotherhood, and the struggle to keep fighting despite the tragic deaths of close friends. While I enjoyed the entire novel, I absolutely loved the creative vocabulary, descriptive setting, and heart-warming characters.

The unique vocabulary that James Dashner used in this novel really fascinated me. When Thomas first arrived at the Glade, he had no idea what the boys were saying. For instance, the Gladers repeatedly said the words, “shank”, “shuck”, and “Greenie.” Due to the fact that no one in the Glades remembers their past, they made up their own kind of language. “Shank” and “shuck” are used as curse words in their community, and the boys are constantly calling Thomas a “Greenie” because he is the newest addition to the Glade. Although these new words took time to get used to, they were great aspects of this novel. Sometimes I have to stop myself from saying these words in public!

The second most appealing element of The Maze Runner was the natural setting. Because they all live in the center of a maze, the characters live outside. The weather never changes in the Glade; it is always warm and sunny. There are no adults there, so the boys made their own community. In their community, there is a graveyard, a garden, a kitchen, and a small house. The novel has a post-apocalyptic setting, so everything there is make-shift and natural. The entire setting is very earthy, which makes The Maze Runner very unique.

Lastly, I enjoyed the heart-warming characters. Particularly, I loved the characters’ relationships throughout the novel. In the beginning, they were all unfamiliar with Thomas, but as the story progressed I could definitely tell they had grown closer. I found myself getting extremely emotionally attached to each character, so it was hard for me to read about the many deaths. As the number of deaths increased, it became easier to realize just how much the characters cared for one another. James Dashner made sure that the reader could feel the characters’ emotions while reading The Maze Runner.

Overall this was an incredible read, and I recommend it to all young adults. James Dashner definitely did not disappoint me with this novel. I plan on reading the other two books in this trilogy very soon, because this book’s ending left many questions unanswered. I’m sure that people my age will also enjoy this novel, because it includes a lot of action. Also, I know that girls will be interested in this book, because it contains a bit of romance. This book includes many elements that I’m sure students would enjoy, and I believe that’s why The Maze Runner is such a popular teen fiction book now. Containing an interesting vocabulary usage, an earthy setting, and a beautiful group of characters, James Dashner’s The Maze Runner was a fantastic read.

The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn Reviewed by Emilee Evans

The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn

Summary from amazon.com

The Bar Code Tattoo. Everybody’s getting it. It will make your life easier, they say. It will hook you in. It will become your identity. But what if you say no? What if you don’t want to become a code? For Kayla, this one choice changes everything. She becomes an outcast in her high school. Dangerous things start happening to her family. There’s no option but to run . . . for her life.

Imagine everyone peer pressuring you to get a tattoo that you feel like it could kill you. Kayla Reed does everyone in her society is required to get a bar code tattoo on their wrist on their seventeenth birthday. Kayla feels like the bar code is the mark of the beast after the traumatic events that have happened to her family. In the novel The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn I enjoyed the theme, plot, and setting.

I enjoyed the theme in this novel which I felt was freedom versus control. I felt that because at the beginning it was like if you wanted the tattoo fine and if you didn’t that’s fine too. After a while Kayla’s society was required to get the tattoo as soon as they turn seventeen and if they didn’t they would be placed in jail and other consequences if they resisted. Kayla felt controlled by her society she felt that if she didn’t want the tattoo she shouldn’t have to. Kayla feels like she should have the freedom to do what she wants. Kayla isn’t the only one who feels that way; Kayla meets a group of students called Decode who are against the tattoo just as Kayla is. So it seems…

I also enjoyed the plot in the novel The Bar Code Tattoo. The plot thickens as the story progresses in every chapter there is a surprising twist and outcomes. Also there is a cliff hanger ending that makes me want the finish the entire series. The novel beings with Kayla’s father comminuting suicide and her mother feels that the bar code is to blame so she tries to burn of her tattoo and causes a house fire that she traumatically dies in leaving Kayla to blame for homicide, after those events Kayla has to skip town and run for life.

Lastly I enjoyed the setting in the novel which was the year 2025 which is only 12 years away. I liked the setting because it made me think what if this really could happen in the future. What if my children will be required to get a tattoo that tracks their ever move when they turn seventeen. Thinking about your future is already hard to imagine and thinks that my society could basically take my freedom is freaky. This novel defiantly made me think about things.

Overall I loved The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn; I would recommend this book to teenagers because I feel that the book would intrigue them about their future giving them different scenarios and ideas about what their future could possibly be like. I also would recommend this book to people who genuinely love dystopian novels. If their like me they’ll enjoy the theme, plot and setting.

Reached by Ally Condie,Reviewed by Cody Adkins

Reached by Ally Condie

From Goodreads.com:

After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. Cassia is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.

What would it feel like to be part of The Rising? How would it feel to find the cure for hundreds of sick people? These are the ideas challenged in Ally Condie’s book Reached, the last novel in a series that deals with true love, and what happens when a society will go to any lengths to find the cure for many of its sick residents. Set in an advanced, dystopian society, the novel tells the story of young adults who are challenged with finding a cure and finding out who their true love really is. Also, they are presented with a new leader, a leader that seems to be an anonymous person. While I enjoyed the entire book, I most enjoyed the themes, setting and unique vocabulary that it included.

I really enjoyed the challenging themes presented in the book, and I think some of these themes can relate to people in this world. For example, the three main characters in this novel are presented with the challenge of finding a cure for many of the society’s still people. They are introduced to many tough obstacles and several deaths along the way. As impossible and unbearable as that sounds, they find the cure and help save many of its people. Another example, is when yet again the novel focuses on the love triangle between Cassia, Ky and Xander. Cassia has to choose between Ky or Xander, but it might be easier than most of the readers think. In my opinion, the main theme of Reached is don’t let anything stop us from true happiness and always fight for what’s right.

The setting was a second element that I enjoyed in this novel. Like most dystopian novels, the setting is a city of the future. In this book, the setting was not just the society, but Reached had several settings within it. For example, The Rising was the main setting in this novel. The society is unraveled in the wake of a terrible plague that reminds everyone just what is really at the heart of the struggle. The story is framed with Xander and Ky both fighting on the side of The Rising to free the society, where both get to see the power of a force more destructive than any one could have ever imagined. In my perspective, The Rising was just a dark, sick and sometimes a scary place to be in. Although the settings were like this, I really enjoyed the settings and the various descriptions that it included.

The third element of the novel that I most enjoyed was the unique language and vocabulary of the novel. While the primary audience is young adult, the language in not dumbed down in any way. There is strong vocabulary and active description throughout the book. For example, “ You cannot change your journey if you are unwilling to move at all.” This is a direct quote from Cassia that explains change and courage. Another example, “There is ebb and flow. Leaving and coming. Flight and fall. Sing and silent. Reaching and reached.” This is another direct quote from Cassia and it is the last sentence of Reached. Also, Ally Condie has mentioned and/or quoted from several works of art such as Girl Fishing at San Vigilio, by John Singer Sargent and “ I Did Not Reach Thee” by Emily Dickinson. In my opinion, I liked how the novel was in Xander, Ky and Cassia’s point of view. Cassia and other characters of the book certainly have a unique use of vocabulary that stated both the themes and the setting of the book.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, and I am sad to see that this is the last novel of the Matched trilogy. I recommend this book for teens who like action filled books about love, survival and futuristic settings. I don’t recommend this novel to readers who don’t like novels about romance, deaths and futuristic settings. Also, I would recommend this as a TENSE BOOK and I would give it four out of five stars. The characters are definitely strong people who can demonstrate that to us as readers. Through the use of strong and relatable themes, unusual setting and unique vocabulary, Ally Condie has created a winner in her book Reached.

Written by Cody Adkins

Legend by Marie Lu, Reviewed by Brandon Wood

Legend by Marie Lu

Brandon Wood – 10/19/13 – 5th p.

From Goodreads.com:

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

 

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

 

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

 

Imagine finding out that your only true friend and surviving family member has been murdered by the most wanted criminal in the Republic. This is how June, the wealthy prodigy of the country, feels in Marie Lu’s novel Legend, the first in a series that deals with revenge and secrets of a tightly ran Republic. On the other side of the city, Day, the wild fugitive and recent murderer, is running out of time to save his family. June and Day are now sworn enemies, and Day doesn’t even know it. This novel was great all around, but my favorite components had to have been the amusing setting, unique tone, and personal layout of the whole book.

The amusing setting of Legend was the first thing that piqued my interest in the novel. I haven’t read many dystopian novels, so whenever I read one, the setting always leaves me intrigued. I find it very impressive how the authors can make these societies’ ways so believable and realistic, not just something made up. For instance, when the two protagonists speak about the different sectors in the city, it seems like it’s real. The currency system (the use of notes instead of dollars) also seems like it could easily happen in our own country. Even the Trial process every ten year old living in the Republic goes through seems like it could be practiced here. Dystopian settings are very complex, and that is why I loved the setting of Legend so much.

The second thing I enjoyed about the novel was the unique tone dispersed throughout it. Legend, while very interesting and full of suspense, did have a somewhat sad tone. After all, June’ brother Metias did die and Day is the one to blame. Plus, Day’s brother is suffering from the plaque, which is also pretty depressing. With that being said, I think Marie Lu did a good job blending these two components. Even though there were several bad things that were happening throughout the novel, she was able to turn those into interesting motives for what June and Day did, like June trying to kill Day and Day killing Metias to help his family.

The personal layout of Legend was the third thing I enjoyed about the novel. The book is set up like a dual journal. It stays in the first person, but switches between June and Day’s voice. Whenever one of them start speaking, it signifies it by their name followed by the time and location. To me, when authors do this, it makes me feel a more personal connection to the novel. I feel like I am reading a journal instead of just a book. The choice to set up the book like this was very clever. I don’t think I would have liked it as well if it was from the point of view of just from one of the characters. I think these choices that the author made were smart, and it was one of the reasons why this book appealed to me so much.

To sum it all up, I enjoyed this novel very well and plan on reading the rest of the series. The amusing setting, unique tone, and personal layout in the novel were the components that made me feel this way. After the sweet ending, I really want to read more. Day and June are both inspiring characters due to their motivation and drive to meet their goals. I recommend this book to reads who enjoy a fast-paced story with a personal touch. Marie Lu has definitely created a winner with her dystopian novel Legend.

Reached by Ally Condie, Reviewed by Chris Watkins

Reached

Chris Watkins            5th p.                     10-21-13

From:

  1. Goodreads.com

After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. Cassia is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.

Have you ever felt like everything is falling into place at one time? Well, Ky, Cassia, and Xander does, in this last book from this great trilogy. Reached by Ally Condie is one amazing book. In Reached, Cassia and Ky finally find the rising. After years of searching Ky, Cassia, and Xander are finally reunited in one of the best possible places in all of the society. Reunited in the Rising. My favorite things about this book “Reached” are the characters, settings, and conflicts.

The characters were my favorite part of “Reached”. There were  many new characters introduced. Such as Lei, Lei was one of the leaders of the officials that was in the rising. The big story behind Lei though was she fell in the love with Xander. Also, some other characters from the other two books came back into play. Like, Hunter, Eli, Laney, and Bram.  Also I liked how Cassia always compared Eli to Bram. I also liked how in the end of the book the author told the real story behind Cassia, Ky, and Xander. Ky was the pilot, Cassia was the poet, and Xander was the Physic.

There were many new settings introduced in this book as well. Places like Central, outer provinces, Rising. Also there was settings brought back from the first and second books, like Oria. There was a lot of similarities in the settings from all three books. The settings were interesting and fit in this trilogy very well.

The conflicts were the most interesting and exciting things in this book as well as in the whole trilogy. They were all related in some way, shape, or form. The biggest conflict was when the rising marched right into the society and shut it down completely, and took it over into there own power. The whole book was based on that one conflict. That was my favorite conflict, because everybody was involved in it. Ky and Indie flew the air ships with the cure, Xander and Cassia would take the cure to the patients.

In conclusion, “Reached” was the strangest book out of the three, but it was the most interesting. Overall, reached was a great book. It had many new and unusually things in it, but it was my favorite out of the trilogy. I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars. I encourage this book to be read by teens, and adults, that love romance and love stories. I enjoyed the settings, characters. Reached by Ally Condie.

Reached By: Ally Condie

Reached By: Ally Condie

Amazon.com

Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect facade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter. The wait is over. One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most—family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion. With exquisite prose, the emotionally gripping conclusion to the international–bestselling Matched trilogy returns Cassia, Ky, and Xander to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long, the power to choose.

I read a dystopian book for this review; it was Reached by: Ally Condie. It was a really good book out of the Matched trilogy. The book is chockablock of amazing, unusual, and great surprises. It really kept my attention as a reader. So readers out there beware this book is amazing. I would have to say that my favorite part of this book was its growth in characters, its theme, and I enjoyed how the author chose to write her chapters.

The characters in this book seemed to grow over the time, and seemed to grow over what they have been through together and separately. I felt like I knew each main character personally and I felt sorry, happy, and sad for everything they had to go through. Cassia and Ky finally grew to a point where they didn’t have to hid where they loved each other and didn’t have to worry about who knew. Xander final got over his love for Cassia and found another love. Bram had seen so much and had to do so much to a point where he grows up, he wasn’t the same little kid any more. It is just an amazing book Ally Condie wrote it so well that I could know each and every character very well.

In the book Reached by: Ally Condie it talks about a perfect society falling to its knees. Ally Condie set up the theme in this book really good. It is about how these people finally “Reached” their goals. The ending to this book is exactly what the characters wanted. The characters worked so hard to reach what they wanted. Maybe all they wanted was to chose who they love, to chose how to live, or to chose when they die.

 

The way Ally Condie wrote this book was amazing. Most books have only one person talking through the whole book, but in this book it was more than one person talking. It would be one chapter for Cassia, next chapter for Xander, then a chapter for Ky. I could get all of their points of view. That right there was amazing to me. I could get to know and understand each character better than before. It was a really smart way to write this book.

The only down fall about this book is that it’s the last one. I wish there was another one. I loved this book along with the first two of the trilogy. It is one of those books that will make anyone want to know more. I would love for there to be another one. I would give this book a five star rating. It is just that great if you are a reader you should read this trilogy.

 

 

Uglies by Scott Westerfield, reviewed by Georgianna Evans

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Uglies by Scott Westerdfield reviewed by Georgianna Evans

 

 

  In the book “Uglies ” I really enjoyed the theme of the book. Once I started to read the book I was engulfed by the setting, details, and the conclusion.  I would recommend the book to anyone who likes distopians.  It is an wonderful book.

 

Ugiles has settings that happen everywhere.  One place was in a field that had been engulfed, by breathtaking flowers. Of course there were the not so pretty places like the smoke, When Tally first saw it she said “I can’t believe this is it it’s so ugly! “Then there’s always the New Pretty Town. Tally snuck over there to find her friend. New Pretty Town reminds me of Ney York without the crowds of people, just parties.

 

Uglies had great details.  The author put a lot of hooks, and three p thesis in the book  .In one of the chapters of the book “Tally “made a new friend Shay.  The author described how Tally and Shay went hover boarding for the first time together.  The author used great details, and told of how the wind felt on their cheeks. The rush made would make someone fell perfect even if there just an ugly.

 

I couldn’t put the book down.  Throughout the whole book I was never bored with reading it. The conclusion of the book made me go, “what?”  The end of Uglies was very much a plot twist.  IN the end of Uglies, it’s like what I just read wasn’t enough.  If you read all four books, one would be able able to understand the book better.

I really like to read dystopian novels.  To me a good book needs to have a good setting, details, and a good conclusion.  I would recommend the book to anyone who likes futuristic possibilities and a controlled population of different societies.  The book was absolutely spectacular, I loved it.