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XVI by Julia Karr
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Mar 21, 11

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bookshelves: 2011, debut-2011, dystopia, young-adult, read-in-2011
Read from February 27 to March 02, 2011 — I own a copy

Hmmmmmm......what to say about this book. XVI was an okay read. The premise is interesting and thought provoking but also a little too distrubing for my taste. The writing lacks that emotional connection to care about the story unfortunately. The pacing was okay with only a few moments that dragged at the beginning. I like the friendship and also the family relationship in this book. They were the highlight of the story for me. Overall, this whole 'sex-teen' thing wasn't really my thing but it wasn't a bad read. Rating - 2.5 stars
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Reading Progress

02/27/2011 page 48
15.0% "Hmmm....okay"
02/28/2011 page 94
29.0% "It is starting to keep me interested but I am not sure about how I feel about the whole 'sex-teen' thing." 5 comments

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message 12: by Nomes (new)

Nomes I have this in my TBR ~ I should read it along with you...

message 11: by Nic (new) - rated it 3 stars

Nic I am not completely sure I am in the mood for it after my good contemp fiction. So hopefully it is good....

message 10: by Nomes (new)

Nomes I am in a funk ~ I just want to read something that sucks me in and doesn't let go. I just finished dash and lily and found it very blah. might be just me feeling restless with lying around reading al day. Am getting weary of it (haven;t been to work since Nov 2010!)

not sure what I will read tonight (about to go and climb into bed).

are you liking this so far?

message 9: by Nic (new) - rated it 3 stars

Nic I haven't really started. Just re-reading favourite parts of Stealing Heaven. Will get into tomorrow. I have the day off as I have a large sun spot cut out ~eek~!

I think I would be feeling restless too if I had been on bed rest as long as you. I think you need a good contemp fiction. If you want to borrow anything off my shelves let me know.

message 8: by Nomes (new)

Nomes good luck with tom! and I love that you are re-reading parts of stealing heaven :) I do that all the time (mainly any parts with Greg in it :D

I just started re-reading Charlie Duskin and am ignoring my TBR ~ not in the mood for any of them. Can't sleep (you know, after being in bed all day and napping half the time I am on a weird body clock)

message 7: by ~Tina~ (new)

~Tina~ Just reading the blurb alone tell me this isn't a me book, but I'm curious about what you'll think of it. Happy Reading hun!

message 6: by Nic (new) - rated it 3 stars

Nic Thanks Nomes! I have already have it done this morning and I can tell you stitches in your neck feel funny! I have to wait a week for the results. Love A Little Wanting Song/Charlie Duskin. Crowley said she changed the copies slightly. I would love to compare.

Tina, I think it is definitely going to be an interesting read.

message 5: by Nomes (new)

Nomes congrats on finishing it Nic :) looking fwd to what you thought...

oliviasbooks Thought so.

message 3: by Nic (new) - rated it 3 stars

Nic It was a struggle.

message 2: by ~Tina~ (new)

~Tina~ Good honest review twinie! This will stay of my shelf:)

message 1: by Nic (new) - rated it 3 stars

Nic Thanks twinie :)

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