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The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
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Jun 11, 11

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message 2: 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

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