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The Host by Stephenie Meyer
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Jan 04, 2010

really liked it
Recommended for: anyone
Read in March, 2009 — I own a copy , read count: 1

I was eager to soak up all the Meyer imagination that I could. Being more of a sci-fi book, I didn't expect romance.
And I don't think it IS a romance. But, it definitely has emotions... and sappy dialogue.
Struggling to get through the first 3 or 4 chapters seems to be common among readers of The Host. Yet, after that, it quickly becomes a real page turner that you can't put down.
I admit, even as a man, that by the end... I had a lump in my throat and I was truly involved in the story. Sad, isn't it?
Is this a great novel? Probably not, historically. It will be forgotten.
Is this a great story? Definitely.
Did I enjoy it? Absolutely. Glad I read it. And so are the friends I've loaned it to.
Stephenie Meyer has her own style, her own niche. She's comfortable there. Once people understand that, they'll know if they should read her books or not.
The Host emphasizes the extremes that some people will go to... to be happy, to save the ones they love and to accept their situations. Well done, Stephenie.

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