"Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."
Lauren Oliver astonished readers with her stunning debut, Before I Fall. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it "raw, emotional, and, at times, beautiful. An end as brave as it is heartbreaking." Her much-awaited second novel fulfills her promise as an exceptionally talented and versatile writer.
Also included is a sneak listen to the first chapter of the next book in the series. Enjoy!
©2011 Laura Schechter (P)2011 HarperCollins Pubilshers
The narrative was exceedingly slow. Many aspects of the book - characters, themes, and so forth-- were not fully fleshed out and lacked complexity and nuance. It really ended up just being a sappy boring romance novel. I had a hard time imagining how a society could continue raising offspring without any sort of bonding, given current knowledge about oxytocin, etc. If the author had come up with an explanation for this, or delved into such challenges, it would have been more interesting.
boredom, disappointment, annoyance
I didn't care for the narrator, her attempt at a male voice was comical, and sometimes it sounded as if it were the voice of someone of low intelligence. I think I would have enjoyed this story more with a better narrator or if I just read it myself, as is I couldn’t even get through it, due to the narrators voice grating on my nerves.
This book took a little time to get into, in my opninon it was slow and drug for about half if not more of the book. I got to a point where I couldn't stop listening and was blown away by the ending!
very good listen
enjoyed this and had to get the 2nd book ,,,,,,, like the teen books as well as other and find them sometimes better! liked this series!
Great, amazing, STOP!
all of it was so good:-)
Ellen Archer or Emma Galvin!
the ending, I LOVED it. it made me tear up for sure!
Ok, so this book was great! but be prepared the 2nd book is a REAL let down for those of us who HATE the love drama. I am an action person, though I believe there needs to be romance as well just not overly dramatic.
I couldn't get through 15 minutes of this book because the narrator sounds like a sassy pre-teen.
Oprah's book club book
YA writer and book lover!
I liked this book more than I liked the original. In this book the MC developed and became a stronger character. I was tired of her whining in the first book about the cure and the disease and in this book she stood for something and really grew into an independent thinker who had full opinions about the cure and the disease of love. This growing character made me want anxious for book 3.
This read more like a teen romance, attempting an over the top Hollywood ending. Lacked substance and character development. Had to force myself to finish it,
Well, this story is geared more to teens. I like a lot of teen fiction, and this story is enjoyable, but it's a story that has been told before. The narrator does an excellent job of creating teen angst with her voice. Nothing new here,very predictable, but good entertainment for the commute.
The story was ok, but I wish there was a warning that a book is targeted at teens so I could know that is is written at that level. Maybe I just don't know how to recognize YA books! Got caught with the Patterson Max Ride too!
Just the juvenile writing.
I wished it would end or that I hadn't paid good money for it.
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