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Abandon by Meg Cabot
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May 09, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: para-mythology
Read from April 28 to May 02, 2011

Abandon is a novel where nothing is straight-forward. This is both a good and a bad thing. The story was entertaining, engaging and kept me very interested the entire way through. It was also completely infuriating. Abandon is written in a way where the reader has to continue on because absolutely nothing is just told outright. Pierce died. How? You find out later. She got kicked out of school. Why? We'll get to that eventually. What happened when she died? Hold on. What happened to her friend? We'll tell you in a bit. Etc., etc., etc. Every single thing in this novel was hinted at, eluded to or cliffhangered well before you you even got a portion of that story. It was a wonder we were told Pierce's name so early on, as that too could have been dragged out for a while.

Don't get me wrong, Abandon has a ridiculously awesome plot that incorporates the afterlife, mythology, and general teen issues. I would definitely recommend this book. With a warning that the mysteriousness of this book is annoyingly forced through teaser information. Once or twice to drive the story and keep the reader enticed, fine. Every single plot point and it gets old, fast.

Abandon ends in a huge cliffhanger as it's the first book in a planned trilogy. Readers will be satisfied with finally learning the whole story of the many threads of back story and anxious to read the next book,as once the pieces come together, the brilliance of this story shines. Abandon may enthrall or annoy, but it'll keep the reader glued to the pages having to know what happened and what's to come.
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