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The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
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Apr 24, 10

bookshelves: scifi-dystopian, young-adult-fiction, met-the-author
Read from April 19 to 24, 2010

Carrie Ryan is my newest writing hero (joining the ranks of Jo Rowling, Suzanne Collins, and Mr. C.S. Lewis). I am, yet again, in complete awe of this world she's created. The Dead-Tossed Waves proved to be even better than The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and I wish there was a way I could emphasize that with my star rating-but it would mean lowering my rating for Forest, which I can't do.
So this time around we follow Gabry, the daughter of our original heroine Mary. The contrast of the mother daughter team was clear- where Mary was fearless and full of questions, Gabry was fearful and perfectly content to live in her bubble forever. Through circumstances (somewhat) beyond her control she is forced into an adventure similar to her mother's along with her best friend, Cira, her "first love", Catcher and the typical (but oh, so loveable) mysterious and heroic boy from the woods, Elias. Love triangles are way overplayed in YA, trust me- I know, but my heart actually broke over this one.
I cried several times throughout the story, and not just because it was sad, (which it definitely WAS) but because it was beautiful.
I loved it- (and, yes, I love to cry) so sue me. But then go read this book.
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04/21/2010 page 53
13.12% "Dreary, dreary, dreary. But what did I expect?"
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Bethany and i'll add to this review that you have in fact MET Carrie Ryan...so you're really an authority on the subject. in case you don't wanna toot your own horn.

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