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Just in Case by Meg Rosoff
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Feb 09, 12

Read from February 03 to 09, 2012

** spoiler alert ** Honestly, I almost quit reading this book several times. The plot seemed to go nowhere. There was no momentum building. For a book about fate (with a frighteningly ominous voice) moving in for the kill on a boy who knows it's after him, it sure was boring.

There were a few moments of excitement, which were quickly replaced by dullness. It just seemed to meander about, and introduce characters that I thought I should probably care about, but didn't. And the final showdown with fate (if you can even call it that)? Was that supposed to be the climax? Because for someone who seemed to be trying so hard to avoid death, he sure didn't seem to care, when it came right down to living or dying. You might say, well that's how a very ill person on the verge of death would feel. But not when the whole point of the book is about overcoming fate and its murderous designs on your life.

I don't know, it was just annoying. Sometimes the book was beautifully written, with captivating descriptions, and other times I found myself reading the same passage over and over trying to figure out what on earth was happening. The surreal parts just fell completely flat for me because of this.

In fact, most of this book just fell flat for me.
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02/06/2012 page 11
4.0% "Nothing bad could happen to Justin Case because he did not exist."
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