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Jillian -always aspiring- is on page 52 of 487
This whole thing with the factions is starting to remind me of an extreme, wide-scale, and dystopian version of the Hogwarts houses in Harry Potter. (Except Dauntless, the would-be Gryffindors, are definitely not as genuine when it comes to bravery, passion, and integrity -- or so it seems to me right now.)
Apr 25, 2011 12:30PM
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Jillian -always aspiring-
Jillian -always aspiring- is on page 62 of 487
Re-reading because (1) I have a copy of Insurgent waiting for me, (2) I remember next to nothing about the first book other than what I wrote in my updates a year ago, and (3) I read that that there's next to no recapping in the sequel. Do I think I'll like this better the second time around? Probably not,
May 05, 2012 07:23PM
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Jillian -always aspiring-
Jillian -always aspiring- is on page 458 of 487
Well, I'm almost done, and I am feeling conflicted (which is actually a *good* thing).
Apr 26, 2011 04:51PM
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Jillian -always aspiring-
Jillian -always aspiring- is on page 339 of 487
Okay, I am finally starting to 'get' this book. . .and, even though it's far from perfect, there's something compelling about it once it really starts rolling and making sense and gaining heart. Here's me being honest: I would rather read a book that I dislike at first only to end up warming up to it than one where I just feel blasé, neither liking nor disliking it, the whole time.
Apr 26, 2011 07:06AM
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Jillian -always aspiring-
Jillian -always aspiring- is on page 242 of 487
I have trudged forth and have reaped the benefits from it. . .or maybe I'm just laying it on a bit thick. Seriously, though, the book does get better (even though the first 150 pages are a bit muddy) -- but this book is much too reliant on the factors of shock and action. It takes even more away from the story already a bit low on the emotion and sympathy factors.
Apr 25, 2011 10:22PM
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Jillian -always aspiring-
Jillian -always aspiring- is on page 118 of 487
A part of me just wants to be done with this book (even though, percentage-wise, I'm almost a fourth of the way through), but I will trudge on. . .
Apr 25, 2011 02:52PM
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Jillian -always aspiring-
Jillian -always aspiring- is on page 115 of 487
. . .and, in typical 'winning heroine' fashion, Beatrice ruins it with, . . .I could not be attracted to anyone that fragile. What a reason not to like someone. I would think that not being afraid to show emotions displays a certain depth. In fact, being open about emotions isn't fragile; it's healthy.
Apr 25, 2011 02:36PM
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Jillian -always aspiring-
Jillian -always aspiring- is on page 114 of 487
Well, well. Someone has a crush on Beatrice. I did not see that coming at all. *sarcasm*
Apr 25, 2011 02:34PM
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Jillian -always aspiring-
Jillian -always aspiring- is on page 101 of 487
Why doesn't anyone speak up against any of these cruel acts or atrocities? The silence (and thus akin to acceptance) from the characters is coming off less as fear and more as apathy.
Apr 25, 2011 02:33PM
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Jillian -always aspiring-
Jillian -always aspiring- is on page 94 of 487
"I like to think I'm helping them by hating them," she says. "I'm reminding them that they aren't God's gift to humankind." - Uhh, okay. I have issues with that statement, but all right. . .
Apr 25, 2011 02:32PM
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Jillian -always aspiring-
Jillian -always aspiring- is on page 86 of 487
*groan* Another heroine who doesn't think she's 'pretty.' She's the type of character whose personality says she really couldn't care less either way if she were pretty or not, but I guess my assumption isn't correct. (I guess it's a mandate that 90% of YA heroines don't find themselves attractive at all.)
Apr 25, 2011 02:30PM
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