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Amelia, the pragmatic idealist Hey Enna! I've got this waiting on my shelf...
how do you like it so far?!


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Enna Isilee I'm gonna start it tonight. I'll let you know!


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Miss Clark Wow, that is pretty strong coming for you. Doesn't sound like it will be up my alley. At. All.

I had read plenty of positive reviews, esp. that focused on the inspiring aspect of his family (Emma) and friends. Does that portion of the story make up for the profanity/nebulous plot?


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Enna Isilee I realy liked Emma. A lot. But I wasn't a fan of his parents, and it certainly didn't make up for the profanity.

And I didn't like his friends. They were so... Aloof.


Amelia, the pragmatic idealist wow Enna. Ummm my heart seriously plummeted in my stomach while reading this review. But I've got an ARC and I want to read it...but I want to know specifically what I could be getting into. Can I message you for more details, please?


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Enna Isilee Of course.


message 7: by Miss Clark (new)

Miss Clark Enna Isilee wrote: "I realy liked Emma. A lot. But I wasn't a fan of his parents, and it certainly didn't make up for the profanity.

And I didn't like his friends. They were so... Aloof."


Ah, makes sense. Thank you!

I really liked how you handled the review! Sometimes I just plain disliked a book, even though tons of others loved it and I appreciated this: "Every book has its place, even if it's not on my shelf."


Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* Edward Scissorhands meets Catcher in the Rye? Wow, that sounds cool. (I really liked Catcher in the Rye, maybe this book is more for me … :D)


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Enna Isilee If you like Catcher in the Rye, you will probably like this book.


message 10: by Josey (new)

Josey Jagelski profanity?


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Enna Isilee HARDCORE profanity.


message 12: by Nathalia (new)

Nathalia I wouldn't necessarily call it "hardcore profanity", I personally think the book would've felt a bit a bit empty without it. It's kind of like having a character threaten another character by using words such as "arse", it just loses the effect.


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Enna Isilee Nathalia wrote: "I wouldn't necessarily call it "hardcore profanity", I personally think the book would've felt a bit a bit empty without it. It's kind of like having a character threaten another character by using..."

I don't know how profanity gets any more hardcore. But I understand what you're saying. Some people see swearing as a necessary "seasoning" for a book. I personally don't. :)


message 14: by Ebony-rose (new)

Ebony-rose Yeah I agree with you both. i think that the fights in this book weren't so intense that swearing was necessary as in other book swearing just adds to remorse,fights and intense pain.


message 15: by Amy Nielsen (new)

Amy Nielsen I couldn't agree more


message 16: by Karen (new)

Karen Vasey You are so right, you can't be wrong!


message 17: by Lea (new)

Lea But WERE the demon-creatures living in the House of Mayhem fairies?? I never fully understood exactly what they were-- I don't remember them being clearly defined once in the book. I thought, maybe fairies, maybe demons... I was very confused with who Mackie and the Morigan and her crew actually were!


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