I was happy in general but thought that some things, like the interpretations of the songs, were a bit disappointing.
As a teen I loved the parts with Gollum in the caves.
I remember that I loved this book in my teens and thought I'd give it another go. I didn't enjoy it as much as I did when I was younger, probably because it lacks the depth of character that could be found in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (which I read as an adult). The Hobbit is much easier to read than The Lord of the Rings trilogy so if you liked the movies but thought the books were hard to get through you should start with The Hobbit instead.
I really liked the part where she stayed with Mary and Preacher and decided to stop running from her feelings. The least interesting part is Blue's pining for Grace.
It's a well written book and I see why it would appeal to a lot of readers but I didn't appreciate it. It's too glum for my fancy.
Children, parenting, tee-ball (and a small portion of lesbian romance)
I would have focused more on the romance part. The plot deals mostly with parenting issues and with kids in various forms. I don't have much interest in parenting or kids and find this book kinda dull.
Dating a woman with a kid
I have read both "Too Close to Touch" and "96 hours" which are great books. If you are as disinterested in parenting as me you should read those instead. If parenting interests you I think you'll like this book.
I found the print version sort of dullish and I struggled with it for a long time until I decided to buy the audio version instead. Dunne was able to make the story more interesting. She gives the story and characters life in a way the print version couldn't.
Theodora; her emotional connection with Eleanor is interesting to follow.
Dunn did a great job and gives each character their own characteristics.
Was everything that happened real or was it a product of Eleanor's perception of reality?
I haven't read the print version but I would probably find that the audio edition is more entertaining if I had.
The lighthearted way it makes fun of itself and the genre.
Every character has it's own voice and characteristics. Her voice fits the book.
I wish LJ Baker would write more books like this one. I have listened to it twice and enjoyed the book both times.
Yes, I plan to listen to all the books in the series again.
This book is similar in style but superior to Hunger Games and Divergent.
She was very good at conveying emotions.
The books in this series is intense and I think that it's a good idea to take breaks.
The strength of this book is its characters. The characters are three dimentional and Alexandra Bracken really makes you care for them. You understand the motivation for each character. This is the best series I've read so far. I hope Alexandra Bracken will write many more books in the future!
The politics behind the testing is better explained and feels more plausible than in the first book. I like that Cia is her own person that makes her own decisions based on what she thinks is right.
The part in the old zoo was interesting.
I saw most of the ending coming but there was still a part of the ending that was unexpected.
No. I don't think that she was a good choice for this series. Most voices sound the same.
This book is more developed and interesting than the first. Thomas is not in this book as much as in the first one, which is a good thing in my opinion. He is too perfect with few character flaws, which makes him uninteresting.
No, due to a thin plot it's not interesting enough to listen to again.
Most interesting: Cia is a driven character that thinks for herself. She doesn't have to be saved. The way the government works and the dynamics behind the testing is interesting. Even though the PTSD in books such as Hunger Games is a probable outcome it was sort of nice to read a book without a main character suffering from it.
Least interesting: Thomas is a very uninteresting character; he's just too perfect with few apparent character flaws. The romance is also uninteresting.
It's difficult to hear which character is talking from listening to her voice because the voice, especially when boys speak, sounds the same.
It's apparent that the author has gotten her inspiration from The Hunger Games and Divergent.
Probably, because of the narrator.
Jonas the cat and Merricat. I really liked the relationship between Merricat and Jonas. Even though Merricat obviously is mentally unstable she is a likable character.
She gave all the caracters their own voice and did a good job at conveying emotions. Her narration of the the village villains was especially chilling.
After having listened to this book for a while I realized that the character's inner thoughts, feelings and motivations were more interesting than the plot they were wrapped in. Once I shifted my focus to the inner turmoil of the characters I started loving the book.I like the way Shirley Jackson lets the reader piece together what happened, and why.
Perhaps, if they were anything like the second episode
The dystopic theme of the episode is sort of interesting but the author takes it too far.
The characters behave differently in this episode than in the two previous ones. Some characters, especially Carla, make very strange choices that are out of character based on the first two episodes. The part about the infected, especially the part about Dylan, is over the top. My advice would be to skip this one.
The way Ruby's empathic personality is in conflict with what she is capable of as an Orange Psy makes the story more interesting.
The part about Ruby's arrival in camp is powerfully described and engaging.
She gives life to all characters throughout the book.
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