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The Telling by Leah Giarratano
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Jul 16, 2012

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Read in July, 2012

Just finished reading this one for work, so it's not the usual book I'd reach for. It's aimed at young adult readers, so the writing is a little simplistic for my taste, but I have to admit, I did find it entertaining, and I really want to read the next book in the trilogy when it's published.

I found some of the events a little cliche, especially after watching series like 'Heroes' and 'Misfits', where young people come into special 'supernatural' powers. It seems that it's getting harder to do that storyline in a fresh way now.

What is interesting about this book is it's various settings, with a good portion of the action taking place in Sydney, Australia - a rare treat for a local reader like myself. The book is also structured in a way that makes dipping in and out possible - but there's a hook at the end of each and every chapter to maintain the suspense.

I think my younger self would have definitely given this more stars. If you're looking for a gift for younger readers who like Twilight, Hunger Games, Shades of Grey etc...this would also fit the bill.

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