Feminist, Dystopia, Terrifying
If you enjoy books such as Divergent, the Hunger Games, 1984, or any other dystopian future novels you will like this book. It is terrifyingly plausible and told as an intimate, personal fictional memoir.
This book will stay with me forever. The feminist in me is outraged and wants to scream. The reader in me is thrilled with the way it kept me intrigued from start to finish. Claire Danes is an outstanding narrator.
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I love all of Liane Moriarty's books and this is another great one. The story is suspenseful and interesting and the characters are very realistic. The reader/listener is truly able to relate to both the hypnotist and the stalker. It is not every day that you read a book where the antagonist is so understandable and even sympathetic.
I could not finish listening to this book. Not because of the story but because of the performance. The way Janet Song over pronounces every single consonant sounds labored. I found listening to it very tedious. I didn't mind the story, but I could not get into it due to the recording.
This is a great book thanks mostly to the stark realism. The characters are idealistic teenagers, growing up at a performing arts camp that tells them they can be anything they want if they just follow their dreams. Unfortunately, that is not how the world works. This book can be frustrating and sad, but that is the beauty of it: it truly exemplifies the realities of life. It perfectly captures the hardships everyone faces behind closed doors, and the struggles one must accept when our childhood dreams don't come true.
I love Liane Moriarty books. This one is not as good as some of the others (I prefer the Husband's Secret and What Alice Forgot). However, it still follows her entertaining, suspenseful writing style. It is a fun listen that makes you want to keep listening as long as possible to find out what happens.
I can definitely relate to many of these stories as a new parent. I think Jim Gaffigan is wonderfully honest and hilarious. He perfectly captures the stress, terror, and love of parenting. It is a hilarious, yet thoughtful, book and anyone who is a parent will love it.
I loved the way Veronica Roth chose to end this series. It is realistic and appropriate for the characters and the story. However, it took much to long to get to the point. At a certain part of the book I knew what was going to happen and was just waiting for her to actually get to it. The other two books are much better paced than this one. The writing is just not up to par with the previous two in the series.
The idea of writing this mystery story from the point of view of an obviously autistic child is very intriguing. However, as an educator who works with children of all learning levels I find much of this stereotypical. Also, the plot leaves some to be desired, especially the somewhat rushed ending.
If they were looking for something that is light hearted and amusing then yes. There is not much plot and some of the stories are more amusing than others. The parts where he speaks "French" are the funniest moments.
I hated this book. I thought the audio recording with the two different narrators was nice but the story was very predictable. As soon as I heard it was "suspenseful and unpredictable" it was easy to predict what the "shocking" parts would be. There is no hero, no sympathetic character you want to root for. Both the husband and wife are despicable people. I was very disappointed in this book.
Yes. This is another great book by Veronica Roth, narrated by Emma Galvin. One wouldn't expect a young girl to be such a great narrator for so many diverse characters but she does a fabulous job.
The entire book is fantastic. Roth has done her research and created a world that seems insane, yet plausible all at the same time. She truly immerses you in this world. Even my husband likes this series.
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