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I had seen this book around and noticed the awards that dominate the cover, but never bothered to pick it up. When I did a Huck Finn unit last spring, I read in From Hinton to Hamlet that this book connected theme wise, so I got it out of the library and that was that. Then, when I read The Reading Zone I learned that it was a dystopia book, which I love. So, I took it out again.

I really liked the unique setting of this book. I had never read a dystopia story (or many stories at all) set in Mex...more
I don't know if it's because of my inexplicable love of dystopian novels, or because it was just a great story, but I really loved this book. The characters are fully formed, and the story is unexpected, original, and both emotionally and intellectually involving. Well written, and a vision of the future that isn't actually too hard to imagine coming true. I recommend this book to everyone, teen or not.
This book blew me away.
Oct 22, 2007 Kate marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2011 Clackamas marked it as to-read-dystopia-apoc
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May 17, 2012 Ginette marked it as to-read
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Jun 12, 2012 Paula marked it as to-read
Oct 06, 2011 Hrimcealde marked it as to-read
Shelves: at-library
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Apr 29, 2012 M marked it as to-read
Shelves: dystopian, ya-fiction
Jul 02, 2010 Abigail rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Abigail by: Jill
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May 08, 2010 Cora Steffani marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2012 Jessica marked it as to-read
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