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Wither by Lauren DeStefano
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Mar 05, 2012

it was ok

Genetic engineering produced a flawless generation of strong, disease-free people. But their children are born to die young. Girls at 20. Boys at 24.
Rhine Ellery is kidnapped as a 'bride' in this bleak Dystopian offering. She is taken into a mansion with slaves and sister wives, and a husband who is kind to her. Her father-in-law is cast as the villain, his son a weakling. The world is divided into two camps - those who are pro finding a cure, and those who want the human race to die.
DeStefano has a great idea, her writing is good enough, but the book lacks a soul. I think the problem lies in the protagonist. I could not identify with Rhine. Her sister wives, Rose, Jenna and Cecily were far more interesting.

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Kenya Wright God! I can't wait to see your review! I really want to check this book out!

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