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Fever by Lauren DeStefano
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Dec 11, 12

bookshelves: young-adult, dystopias-postapocalyptic, fantasy-sf, 2012
Read on July 01, 2012

This one bothered me even more than the first book. It seems like every aspect is included just for the sake of being salacious - in particular the rampant sexual abuse and forced genetic testing (aka torture), although none of it is described very specifically. I guess I just think that if you're going to write a dystopia where some awful things happen on a regular basis, there should be some point to it other than "look at how shitty things are" (like some sort of social commentary, which seems completely absent to me).

Although I suppose those who like this series more than I do would say I just missed the point. And I do have to say that as a teen, the salaciousness would have been a draw for me.

I discuss this a bit more coherently in my post at the blog:
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07/01/2012 page 150
44.0% "I have so many problems with these books, but I'm pretty sure I would have liked them a lot better as a teenager." 3 comments

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