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Switched by Amanda Hocking
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Jul 25, 14

bookshelves: ya, pnr, ya-pnr
Read from March 26 to 27, 2012

I'm not sure exactly how I feel about Switched. The first chapter didn't draw me in like most books did -- in fact, I was too busy noticing the immaturity of the writing to give a you-know-what about what was going on. As the book progressed, though, the writing became less tense and I could tell a barrier in Amanda Hocking had broke.

I loved how Hocking stressed the importance of family -- whether you be talking about how Wendy mourned for Matt and Maggie while she was gone, or everyone else she's met since she's been in Forening -- because it gave the book some morals and took it past the point of just another YA PNR lining the shelves. That being said, I wasn't completely enthralled; there were lots of things I found that seemed like rehashed material from other recent PNR, a.k.a. Finn looking in her window -- on the second story -- at night. Is it sad that I can think of examples other than the Twilight quartet?

There were lots of infodumps, from the way Wendy described her family to the way she learned about the troll blood she had in her veins. The cliffhanger ending was pretty ridiculous, and I'm glad I have Torn and Ascend right here, because I probably wouldn't be able to wait very long to get them.
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Reading Progress

03/26/2012 page 86
29.0% 1 comment
03/27/2012 page 216
74.0% "I haven't decided what I think about this book." 14 comments
03/27/2012 page 216
74.0% ""You don't understand how many fish are in the sea, especially in your sea." "I don't like fishing." Well, played, Wendy."
03/27/2012 page 293
100.0% " WHAT?!? "
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Vanessa Totally know what you mean. I bought the first book. After I read it I had to go back and read the last two. Surprisingly it turned out to be a pretty good series. One of my favorites

Alec I bought the boxed set...it was unique to me. I actually liked it a lot.

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