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Eve by Anna Carey
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Jun 15, 2012

did not like it

As a feminist, I really wanted to like this book. But I felt as though the opening was extremely rushed and undermined the horror of what Eve discovered about the world (I won't ruin it). It would have been so much more powerful if the beginning of the book had been spent on her slowly awakening as a human being and realizing the terrifying fate the government had in store for her (a la Margaret Atwood's The Haindmaid's Tale). As it stands, this feels like a shallow, rushed imitation of the aforementioned books that spends so much time focusing on "adventures in the wilderness" and the romantic subplot that you don't have time to develop any real connection with the protagonist. It could have been a phenomenal novel and a powerful social statement. Instead it was sadly disappointing.
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Kayla I agree completely. I was really looking forward to getting to know Eve and finding out about the plague through many different points of view. I finished the book to see what became of Eve but skipped many parts in between (especially the forest scenes) because there was too much detail surrounding minor activities. It felt very rushed and lacked detail involving pre-plague and post-plague life, and character information.

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