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Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
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Dec 12, 09

bookshelves: 2009, adult, science-fiction, young-adult
Recommended to Luann by: Alexis (WT: YA group)
Read in November, 2009

It's been nearly a month since I read this, and I'm still dithering over my rating and my review. AND I'm still thinking about the book, its author, the way he approached things, and my reaction to it. I knew from the very beginning that horrible things were going to happen, and in that I wasn't surprised. Because of that, I THOUGHT I knew exactly what was going to happen and I worried a LOT about the ending while I was reading. Yet the author managed to surprise me. For that and the fact that I'm still thinking about the book a month later, I'm going to give it four stars. I can't highly recommend it because of the extreme violence, but I respect the author and his talent. Many fans of The Hunger Games would enjoy this, but it really is a very different type of story despite the similarities.

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Reading Progress

11/02/2009 page 1
11/07/2009 page 226
36.63% "Intense!"
11/12/2009 page 516
83.63% "I'm worried about the ending. There isn't much question HOW it will end, but WHO will survive?"
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Slayermel you might want to see the movie when your done, I had no idea what I was getting into at first.
So from your comments I'm taking it that it's a real page turner :0)

Luann I'm still deciding what I think about it. That's why I haven't written my review yet, and why it's still sitting on my currently-reading shelf even though I've finished it.

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Lulu i saw that you have read the hunger games too. dont you think the plot is much the same?

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