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Christen rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Son by Lois Lowry
Son (The Giver #4)
by Lois Lowry
read in April, 2014
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I enjoyed reading this conclusion to The Giver. It tied up what felt like a number of loose ends in the book. It was much longer than the earlier Lois Lowry books, but it felt like it needed the length. I enjoyed learning more about the original dyst...more
Christen rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Messenger by Lois Lowry
Messenger (The Giver #3)
by Lois Lowry
read in March, 2014
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I enjoyed how this story resolved some of the hanging threads of The Giver. While it gives the illusion that it is going to wrap up loose ends from Gathering Blue, I wonder about the outcome of, for example, The Singer, from that story. Perhaps all w...more
Christen rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue (The Giver #2)
by Lois Lowry
read in March, 2014
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I did not enjoy this story as much as The Giver or The Messenger. I felt like this story is the most unresolved (although I have not read Son, so I may feel differently when I finish that volume). I felt the same disconnect in this story as I did in...more
Christen rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver (The Giver #1)
by Lois Lowry
read in March, 2014
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I think what I really enjoyed about this book was how it so gradually and surprisingly opened up how the society was really a dystopia. I won't spoil it for those who haven't read the book, but I found the organization of families in particular to be...more
Christen rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
by Pierce Brown (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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Wow! Wow! Wow! Starting with something administrative, I really feel like this author did a good job of writing CHAPTERS. The chapter breaks were meaningful. At the beginning (and even into the middle) of the story, I felt like I could put the book d...more
Christen rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
by Veronica Roth (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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I found the story very compelling. I enjoyed watching the details of the community appear and define how life is lived. I also liked how the story was woven into the Chicago landscape. I don't know that I fully understood the motivation of any of the...more
Christen rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal   Paine
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I really have no idea why all the reviews of this book are so great. Most of what she suggests seems unrealistic for me. After spending a lot of time rolling my eyes at some of the things she did (hire a maid, etc.) that are just not going to work in...more
Christen rated a book 2 of 5 stars
A Calm Brain by Gayatri  Devi
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I made it through about 1/3 of this book before I gave up. The "writing style," if you can call it that, is -- anecdote, meandering discussion, possible promise of actual content later, repeat. After reading about a third, I started to skim and skip...more
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The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
The Enchanted: A Novel
by Rene Denfeld (Goodreads Author)
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