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The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
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Jun 11, 11

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message 3: by Sue (new) - rated it 4 stars

Sue I found the premise of The UnWanteds an intriguing story line and was excited to start the book because of the tag line comparing it to Harry Potter & The Hunger Games. I found that there was not enough depth to some of the characters and not nearly enough background on why some were categorized as they were. What is a Necessary & who decided what the criteria was for that category? I felt that the characters were not really as fleshed out as they could have been. The budding love story for Alex & Lani consisted of her being extremely annoying and almost rude to him. This too was never really explained other than she wanted his attention. As well, the rivalry & absolute hatred between Aaron & Alex is hinted at but there wasn't enough background story to justify the evil versus good battle so you don't really care.
I can see where this book would appeal to the younger readers and that is probably what it was meant for so on that score it fits the bill. For myself, I would prefer a little more depth of character and a grittier story. That being said I think that I would still like to read the next book in the series, being a kid at heart and I love the magical aspect of the world created in the first book.

Maleah read it with ms. domeny

Anna Hi! this is more of a suggestion more than a question but once you finish Unwanteds you should totally make a series off of it about Mr. Today's childhood in Mr.Today's perspective Kinda like his Journal. It would be so cool! you can talk about Justine,and how it all went wrong between the two. And tell more about Mr.Today in his childhood life,growing up,learning magic and all that.Anyways, just a suggestion I know I would read it!

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