It was the same story told over again. It needed a more exciting plot line.
It needed to be cut in half and have a little more action. It became predictable and the amount of poetry used to support the story line became exhausting. There had to be a way to still make the reader realize that poetry was an important part in their lives now that they have the freedom to create it without having verse, after verse of seemingly pointless poetry. It just didn't move the story forward.
I think his performance was great.
There were some great moments, especially with the families. Xander was probably my favorite character and probably the most complex in this trilogy.
The narrator had a tendency to do a weird self deprecating laugh when describing something about the main character. There were several times that it was very out of place. They were the middle of an attack and the character said something that sounded like it should have been strong but it had that laugh. All of the characters sounded really young. I get that they were in the late teens or early twenties but she made them sound younger. I don't know if it was just the writing or the narrator but I have not enjoyed this one at all.
Yes, I would. This book tells a story of love in a refreshing way. It's details were blindingly vivid. I found myself tearing up a few times while listening to the intensity in which these characters loved. It's beautifully written and I cannot believe this is a YA book. The topics and outlook on our society and the blind obedience is beyond what many teenagers understand but at the same time are exactly the same situation they find themselves facing. What future do I choose? I cannot wait to read/listen to the rest of the series.
There were several moments that I was moved to tears. The first was when they were in the Wild and Alex was telling her that he loved her through poetry. Every person I know longs to live just a single moment like that. The other major scene was when she found the neighbors dog dying and she realized what type of life she really has been a part of and how she despised everything.
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