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Blindness by José Saramago
Blindness
by José Saramago
read in March, 2013
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This book was brilliantly written and profoundly disturbing.

It was brilliantly written in that the cast of characters were all complicated beyond their original depictions as good, or bad, or somewhere in between. There were moments of pity for the
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Death with Interruptions by José Saramago
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
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I wish Goodreads allowed half stars, because really my rating is a 3.5.

I wasn’t sure if I would like this book. Oh, I’m definitely a fan of a good dystopian teen novel, but space travel and aliens really aren’t my thing. Every time I flipped ahead i
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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This book was one of the best I've read this year (along with The Night Circus).

The author weaves original photos into a well-constructed plot, without forcing the story. The question of what is real and what is imagined, introduced in the first cha
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The Children of Men by P.D. James
The Children of Men
by P.D. James
read in March, 2013
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When I went on a slightly obsessive search for dystopian novels and this book appeared on a Goodreads list, I put it at the top of my list.

When the film had come out, I had seen the trailers and been interested in the plot. Besides, there had been e
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Divergent by Veronica Roth
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
by Veronica Roth (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2013
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Oh, Goodreads.

I'm mad at you for telling me that this book was like The Giver. Maybe that isn't fair, after all, very few books are as good as my first introduction to dystopian fiction. But Divergent didn't even come close.

At the beginning, I thoug
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The Silenced by James DeVita
The Silenced
by James DeVita
read in February, 2013
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Seeking the Straight and Narrow by Lynne Gerber
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My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
My Name Is Memory
by Ann Brashares
read in January, 2013
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Books like this one make me wish that Goodreads allowed half star ratings. The three star rating seems slightly harsh, but a four star rating would be overly generous.

To make up for my stingy star allotment, I'll start with what I liked about the bo
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