Getting a ghost writer who knows about appealing to readers or writing realistic dialogue would have helped this book a great deal. The supposed quotes from actual patients had the same stilted, jargon-filled quality as the intrusive narrative of the writers. Advice books are difficult to do well in audio format especially when graphics and text features appear with regularity.
While the last two books seemed to get a bit bogged down in exposition, Trapped seemed to bring back some of the energy from the earlier Chronicles. More Oberon - always a plus - and Granuaile's training finished between books. (That could have been a HPDH camping nightmare. Yeesh.) As with the rest of the series, Luke Daniels is an amazing narrator.
SO much better than Hunger Games. The main character is likable, surprising, and assertive without being either boring vanilla or overtly aggressive. It is a teenage girl's struggle with weighing social expectations against noble self-sacrifice and service to others. There are curve balls in the plot to keep things interesting and a little realistic romance that is strung along throughout. Roth's novel reveals love beginning with building trust and understanding. A worthwhile and interesting read.
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