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Crossed by Ally Condie
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Nov 14, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: dystopia, ya-fiction
Read in November, 2011

Cassia and Ky have both escaped from the Society, and they are zigzagging through the Carving (presumably the southwestern US) with new travel companions, desperate to find one another. This time we get alternating chapters narrated by Cassia and Ky. Will their paths finally cross? Will they find the information that they've searching for about the Rising, the Society, and their pasts? Will they ever stop reciting the same corny poetry? And what's up with Xander? Will we see any of the rising pulse-pounding action that we should be seeing in book 2 of a dystopian trilogy?

I don't want to spoil too much for you, so I'll just answer the last question: No. This was a bit of a snooze-fest filler book for me, which is not what you want to see for books in this genre. Far too much time was spent on the characters meandering about the Carving and its descriptive imagery while they melodramatically pine for one another, and not enough time was spent developing the story and asking/answering any questions. Book 3, you've got some heavy-lifting to do...
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