Out of my Mind is a book without a happy ending. The antagonist is everywhere. Things develop in it to no avail but yet, some how, it couldn't have ma...moreOut of my Mind is a book without a happy ending. The antagonist is everywhere. Things develop in it to no avail but yet, some how, it couldn't have made me happier. Melody is a girl who believes in herself, even when no one else does. She is a girl who knows who she is, even if no one can. And most of all, Melody knows how to cry, even when no one else will. Melody isn't ordinary, but she doesn't want to be. She wants to be extraordinary. And she is. She really is.n(less)
Loved it!!!!! Wasn't as good as Percy Jackson series but only because I personally prefer Greek mythology. Still loved it!!! Couldn't stop laughing ab...moreLoved it!!!!! Wasn't as good as Percy Jackson series but only because I personally prefer Greek mythology. Still loved it!!! Couldn't stop laughing about the whole "Manhattan has other problems, other gods" part. So funny!!! READ THIS BOOK!!!(less)
I loved the idea of this book. It was interesting, unique, and very promising. I also loved the contents of the bulk of this book. However, the part I...moreI loved the idea of this book. It was interesting, unique, and very promising. I also loved the contents of the bulk of this book. However, the part I did not love was the ending. I REALLY did not love that part for two main reasons that I will list below (Spoiler Alert).
1) I never would have voted to stay at Camp Frontier and, judging from the character Gen was, I don't think she would have either. The character development did not match the ultimate decisions made in the long run.
2) I never would have gone back to Camp Frontier, as Gen and her family plan to do, and I again question the reality of that desicion.(less)
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!!!!! BE WARNED!!!!
It was good, but definitely more than a little disappointing. In all honesty, (*spoiler alert*) I l...moreTHIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!!!!! BE WARNED!!!!
It was good, but definitely more than a little disappointing. In all honesty, (*spoiler alert*) I love happy endings. Don't get me wrong, a book isn't complete with sacrifices, loses, and challenges, but I always want a character to end up at least a little bit happy. I can think of a few easy things Suzanne Collins could have done to please me more;
1) NOT kill off the sweetest, kindest, most lovable character, therefor breaking the heroine's heart (*cough cough PRIM cough cough*)
2) NOT have the heroine end up with the lame, bread-making, announce-my-love-for-you-and our-wedding-and-your-FAKE-preganancy-on-LIVE-television guy (sorry Peeta fans)
3) NOT turn the heroine into some sort of authority-hating, president-killing, defenseless PHSYCO GIRL who has way TOO MANY ISSUES!!!!!!
4) NOT end the book (and series) with a depressing epilogue about the heroine's sob-story life, the kids she lies to, the guy she SHOULD have married (still a Gale fan), and the fact that she LIVES IN A GRAVEYARD!!!!!!!!!
I could go on and on, but you get the picture. I just don't understand how Suzanne Collins could have started with such an amazing series and end with such a disappointing ending. I mean seriously.(less)
Of course, I also loved it. A lot. And I recommend it to anyone who loves surprising, interesting books (which we all shou...moreHonestly, I hated this book.
Of course, I also loved it. A lot. And I recommend it to anyone who loves surprising, interesting books (which we all should). However, if you haven't read this book, STOP READING THIS REVIEW NOW!!!!!
Okay, so now that's all cleared up, I'd like to point out a few key things about this book that made me feel past Gone. If you don't understand that saying, you should not be reading this review anymore.
1) I knew when I began this book that some of the closest people to Thomas wouldn't make it, but It shocked me nonetheless. Newt. Teresa. And Chuck. I know that happened a while back in the series, but still. I grew close to them. And then they died.
2) Gally. I didn't expect him. To me, Gally was the guy who didn't believe in hope. The guy who always gave up. And then suddenly, he becomes the one trying to save the human race? Honestly, based on my impression of Gally in The Maze Runner, I would have expected him to be doing absolutely nothing.
3) Chancellor Paige. WICKED has always seemed well, wicked. I don't understand how a leader can have good intentions while her followers are corrupt! It is the exact opposite of every dictatorship known to man! And yet, she knew it wouldn't work the whole time. She was leaning on false hopes, and she knew it.
4) The Flare. The disease that destroyed the world more than the actual sun flares. The horrible, devastating, highly-contagious disease that rots you slowly from the inside out. The terror that kills your spirit before it kills your body. Was released. On purpose. By actual humans. Words can't describe the look of pure shock that crossed my face when I read that sentence. There could not have been a crueler way for Dashner to announce this to us, his devoted fans.
I think I've made my point. I feel extremely conflicted about this book and there is NO way I could possibly be the only one. Please comment!(less)
Thank you Burpo family and even more, Jesus, for inspiring me and teaching me about life, death, and what happens after that. I believe every word wri...moreThank you Burpo family and even more, Jesus, for inspiring me and teaching me about life, death, and what happens after that. I believe every word written in this book and hope that others will believe them, too. I'm not a biography person, but everything about this book just touches me. I feel very connected to the Burpos and hope that they will never forget how special they are. Jesus really loves the children, and he really loves you.(less)
Overall, this book is amazing. Although it was fairly predictable at times, it was a never-ending roller coaster filled with conflicted characters, to...moreOverall, this book is amazing. Although it was fairly predictable at times, it was a never-ending roller coaster filled with conflicted characters, torn hearts, and growing fears. Veronica Roth's style is a beautiful yet terrifying mixture of struggle and strength. This book grabbed me from the first sentence and didn't let me go even in the lowest parts of the book. I can't imagine what Insurgent could possibly hold in store, but i must admit that I hope there is a lot of Tobias in it. After all, he is pretty fabulous. Ok, now that I have gotten my petty girl rant out of the way, I'd like to point out a couple of things; First I'd like to draw attention to Caleb. Though I can't say this book shocked me on all of its surprises, Veronica Roth fully succeeded in blowing me away with Caleb's choice. Secondly, I think the fact that Divergent is set in a different kindbof Chicago really takes it 2 a whole different level. You can actually imagine yourself in these places, not only because of Roth's talent with vivid imagery, but also because of the knowledge you have of present day Chicago. You can imagine a diliapidated Sears tower, you can imagine the lay out of the city, and most of all, you can imagine yourself in that city. Lastly, I would like to say that the subtle hints of religion and Christianity are genius. They are enough to satisfy any young Christian, but small enough as to prevent angering those of other religions. I think I've hit all the high points, but I can't stess enough how much I truly loved this book. Again, I must say that this book is amazing.(less)