The author does a really good job binging the lore of the Native American folklore into a modern story and makes it feel like it lives.
I think I enjoyed the performance as much if not more than I enjoyed the story. This is one of those books that I am not sure I would have finished if I had just picked it up to read on my one.
I got teared up at a couple of points, but I am an easy to move when I read.
The story lags at a couple of points and there are moments where the author unexpectedly jumps the timeline and leaves the reader behind to catch up with her. But other than those little technicalities, the story is really fun and easy to follow.
Outstanding. Both informative & entertaining. Professor knows her topic & brings it to life. Looking forward to other titles in the series.
I'll keep it short. Very enjoyable book. The story has a very slow build up. However, if you can stick with it, the story does ramp up quite a lot and the pace really picks up at the end. It leave a fairly decent cliffhanger that keeps the reader looking forward toward book 2. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes sci-fi and the dystopian society genre.
The Giver, Hunger Games, Divergent, and similar
The story became very suspenseful toward the end.
I am a Sci-Fi junkie. This was an excellent read. The first chapter really propels the story. By the end of the story, I couldn't wait to pick up the next one.
Wrinkle in Time is one of my top 10 favorite books. After reading and totally devouring A Wrinkle in Time and growing to love the characters, I was disappointed in the sequel. I felt like there was something missing without the Mrs W's. I also felt that the story lacked the vitality and compelling conflict of its predecessor. I am not sure if I will continue the series.
This Book ROCKS!
I saw the movie prior to reading the book. After reading the book I had a deeper understanding of so much that was left out of the movie or glossed over. Now the creepy creatures at the end of the movie that chase Katniss and Peter to the cornucopia seem so disconnected in the movie actually make sense.
I love so many of them for so many different reasons. Not sure that I could pick just one.
Carolyn McCormick IS the voice of Katniss. I felt like Katniss was speaking to me.
Cried my eyes out!
I would be simpler to ask me what I DIDN'T like about the story. And my answer would be that I am not a fan of first-person present perspective. Once I got past that, I couldn't help but be swept away with the story.
Excellent! I really felt like she WAS Katniss.
Cried my eyes out.......
I would absolutely recommend this book. The story is captivating and the theme compelling. This book offers the thrill of the Hunger Games with the depth of The Giver. Excellent.
I am always a fan of futuristic science fiction/fantasy. I found the story fluid and unpredictable in many points. The characters are very archetypical, which makes it really fun and easy for the reader to love and identify with them.
YES! If you can say that you can't put down a recording in the same way you can for a book, then I couldn't put it down.
For parents screening material for adolescent children, this book is written with many mature themes. And the content has references to sex and depictions of violence. It is my understanding that the movie version is intended for release in spring of 2014 and your child may want to read the book first. But in my opinion, this book is not suitable for younger readers. Definitely best for 14+ (not that some younger kiddos couldn't handle the content ). I would recommend that you read/listen first and make an informed decision. For parents of teens, I would definitely recommend the read. This book is not only exciting and adventurous, it's a though provoker.
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