A thoughtful, brilliantly written, powerful story. True to life, mesmerizing- it utterly draws you in.
What begins as a coming of age sexual adventure, turns into a story both rich and complex, endearing and tragic.
I cannot recommend it enough.
A gut-wrenching story of a tragedy comprised among tragedies... and Damien manages to not only keep his sanity, but he even grows as a human being among animals would-be gods.
Damien Echols spent 18 years on death row for a crime he (and his friends) did not commit. See how this happened in our "justice" system, and do what you can to keep it from happening again.
Yes. The stories are interesting enough to warrant re-reads.
Worth the download and time. Wish there were more.
The story will leave you feeling sad and feeling sorry to the surely millions of teens/females that experience lives such as the young dairy writer of the story.
You want to be able to wake her up from her addiction, until you realize it's just that... addiction. She can't be brought out of it, save intense therapy surrounded by familial support, etc... which would take years.
This is a good read, but beware: there are some very adult things that happen to this teen, sexually, emotionally, and abusively.
It was an entertaining read, with very likable and even funny characters. Though I found it very readable, and it did keep my interest, at times it just sorta ... disappointed. I was let down by what the search for Margot meant... and very disappointed with how it all cashed out in the end.
The book has a very fun story line, and some GREAT characters that truly get you laughing out loud, but the ending was, to my mind, a bit anti-climatic.... a bit of a let down.
Definitely not John Green's best work. His best is The Fault in Our Stars, which is a masterpiece. 2nd would be Looking for Alaska.
John Green amazes yet again. A story told in honesty, simplicity, beauty, and deep insight. Anyone with a beating heart will be moved by this story. Tragic, yet immersed in that beauty that "chiefly comes from the sadness" as Tolkien says.
Green manages to avoid cliche and the expected, delivering a story that remains captivating, and entertaining, even as it taps upon the door of existential meaning.
If there is any element to the story that I didn't appreciate it's a subtle and sometimes not so subtle castigation of religious/Christian practice/belief.
Please read this book. Live, and learn, today.
Exceptional, Singular, Moving
This book's writing puts it at the TOP of my YA fiction list. Hunger Games, and Twilight, must come in at a distant second and third. Delirium by Lauren Oliver has set a new standard for what YA writing can be, and what it ought to be.
Sarah Drew delivers with a superb performance! She's believable, not over-the-top, while being emotional and deft in the nuances that Lauren Oliver weaves into her words.
This book made me cry in several places. A truly singular work- the most impressive YA book I've read in several years.
Curious about YA fiction, or a die-hard YA reader, you will be floored by this novel; truly it's the best the genre has to offer.
There is no print version (that I know of). I found it fascinating and could have easily listened to it for hours more. It's only 20 minutes long, at least an hour of content would have been great.
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