Author: Malorie Blackman (because we're dedicating month to her books which are all very highly acclaimed...).
Source: CHRISTMAS :D
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I wolfed this down. Hindsight doesn't make that more true.
Ideally there would have been a twist earlier than 80% of the way through but for some reason I was hooked before that. The rest was less unpredictable unfortunately- I had a sense of Deja Vu (just because this isn't the start of my Dystopian journey at all) with some of the dystopian elements which is sort of a positive as it did mean that it was more vivid. I would have expected a bit of a different scene for the world in the 2040's but little areas of the book helped the reader to understand why it was like this; just withholding a vital piece of information until more than three quarters of the way through... It tells you something that even though I might not have done things the same way I still loved it...
|Perhaps I didn't fall of my chair (I was reading on my bed anyway... |
that tired when you won't sleep)
To be completely fair the futuristic element of this book isn't common in Malorie Blackman's books so it was a great addition to her variety of books. Girl, you rock that dystopian town (/genre)!
The characters were totally real and important to this book, entwined. I loved seeing the balance between loyalty and distrust in such a clear way. Lydia was an excellent- and believe it or not, was twelve- protagonist. She developed really brilliantly. Same as Fran who for some reason was just so cute. I normally only collect book boyfriends but guess what? I'm collecting little sisters now too!
Wait... can I have a little brother too? Aww, Danny!
The characters were all really realistic and their actions were really... Just...
|Yes, I want one... UP TOP Malorie Blackman ~ for your characters emotion!|