A great, feel-good story about a young woman with a mental handicap, and her struggles in and out of a "school" for the disabled. A bit of history about the 70's and 80's institutions for the disabled, a bit of a coming of age story, and a lot about love in all it's forms.
I teared up. A lot.
I think it's a unique a valuable perspective.
The moment when Ever decides she wants to be both less (thinner) and more (happy, involved, full of life) than she is...the dreaded chair moment.
The narration was SO slow. I had to speed it up, otherwise I got really frustrated. Ever is so smart and snarky, a bit angry, and the narration just did not match.
No, I like how it ended. It's like Ever got through the hardest part and was now free to live her life as she chose.
Anne Flosnik always does a fantastic job! The dialog in this novel was especially entertaining.
Sure - if they're desperate for a bit of fluff.
She really brings Madelyn in all her clumsy, hot-headed, contradictory glory to life.
Lev was my favorite character. He changes the most from beginning to end. From Tithe to Terrible.
The Unwinding scene was my favorite - really well done, and well read. We've been hearing about Unwinding for hours, but at this point you get a first person account of what it's like to actually be "unwound."
You'll Rest in Pieces.
It's a great concept - the biggest gossip in school taking a vow of silence. Full of Chelsea's snarky internal dialog, which comes across perfectly in the audio-book version.
A little bit like Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. But much more lighthearted.
Again - the snarky inner dialog of the main character, Chelsea, was almost written to be read into your ears. Emily Bauer did a great job bringing the sarcasm, compassion, and insecurities of Chelsea to life.
Vincent - he's so romantic ;)
She did a great job with the accents! Brought the characters to life for me, and even made me laugh out loud.
It's not really that kind of book...despite being about death and war, it's pretty fluffy and lighthearted.
Maybe - it's not a super complicated book, but it was a lot of fun to listen to.
The setting - a boarding school for naughty supernaturals.
If I ever read the book, I would still hear Dukehart's voice in my head as Sophie.
I may have snickered silently to myself a few times - a bit too fluffy for anything more.
All of the female characters were either conniving or weak, completely unlikable or completely pointless.
I liked the talking raven story line, and the book had a nice build in terms of the plot.
Weird concept that never really gets explained...teenagers as tarot cards that must fight to the death?
Not have written it.
The Cajun accent was just...awful.
All of them except Matthew. All of the characters are spiteful, bratty teenagers.
Just don't do it!
I liked the main character. Very quirky. She wants to think with her head, but she's really ruled by her heart.
It was way too graphic for my taste. Did it need so many rape scenes?
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