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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
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Sep 03, 2012

really liked it
Read in September, 2012

This book starts with a bang. Stiefvater grabs readers with a first sentence that offers a lot, "Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she'd been told she would kill her first love," and then sets up a scenario in which four very disparate characters are driven to succeed in a quest, while both the readers and Blue keep waiting for that true love to appear. It is saying something that while the quest becomes more and more important, overwhelming and rendering unimportant any quibbles about the difficulties of telling apart Blue's aunts, the boys themselves are very distinct and provocative. This is vital to the success of the book, because the end of the story depends on Gansey's quest being everything to him, Noah being seen as a pale and indistinct presence and Adam being used to being abused and determined to make something of his life on his own terms. This is a book, indeed, that will benefit and draw readers back to a re-reading, due to the complexity of the characters and their decisions, making it a potential award-winner.
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