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message 1: by Austin (new)

Austin YES! SO GLAD IT GOT A 4 FROM YOU! :D


message 2: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana I have no clue, Wendy. I'll put Unbecoming on hold for a little bit, just in case.


message 3: by Nomes (new)

Nomes LOL ~ this review has me chuckling. (especially re: the rip-off controversy)

I liked this too. I thought it was quiet and compelling and rather effortlessly done. Plus it's devoid of any melodrama and sensationalism that other YA authors can sometimes get carried away with.

I read the first chapter of Unbecoming online and it didn't hook me. Just a vague feeling of trying a little too hard with the hook and the prose and a an overall "edgy-hip" feel (which I am not describing very well). I'm definitely waiting for a few reviews to leak through on it before I decided whether to give it a go.


message 4: by [deleted user] (last edited May 19, 2011 08:51PM) (new)

rip-off is such an ugly word. I'm surprised you can use it to describe the Hunger Games/Battle Royale relationship and then rate them both SO highly. Till now I always thought it was a rule to hate the one doing the ripping. Makes me want to check out Battle Royale


message 5: by Megan (new)

Megan Yay! Glad you liked it :)


message 6: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Kate wrote: "rip-off is such an ugly word. I'm surprised you can use it to describe the Hunger Games/Battle Royale relationship and then rate them both SO highly. Till now I always thought it was a rule to hate..."

Kate, I personally don't think HG is a BR rip-off, but many people do.


message 7: by Emily May (new)

Emily May "astute friends"

lol, would I be one of those? If so, I'm flattered. :)

On the HG/BR rip-off thing, the more I think about it the less it seems like a rip-off. The whole idea of a gameshow being set up where people kill one another stands out from the masses anyway so you're obviously going to link the two. But really... the writing's different, the characters are very different... I just think they're actually two very different series with one highly distinguishable common element.


message 8: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Emily wrote: ""astute friends"

lol, would I be one of those? If so, I'm flattered. :)

On the HG/BR rip-off thing, the more I think about it the less it seems like a rip-off. The whole idea of a gameshow being ..."


Yes you would:)

IDK if the publishers wrote the synopsis like that on purpose, but it sounds very much like Jenna Fox plus some angst-ridden love (I am guessing)


message 9: by Emily May (new)

Emily May oh dear, angsty love? This could go so many kinds of wrong.

I'll read your review and decide then if I want to read it or not :)


message 10: by Megan (new)

Megan Emily wrote: "oh dear, angsty love? This could go so many kinds of wrong..."

Or all kinds of right ~ angsty love tends to be good even when it is bad, lol


message 11: by Lucy (new)

Lucy You can add Skinned to the Adoration of Jenna Fox pile.


message 12: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Lucy wrote: "You can add Skinned to the Adoration of Jenna Fox pile."

Goodness, just read the synopsis of Skinned, how many books with the same premise are there?


message 13: by Lucy (new)

Lucy Tatiana wrote: "Lucy wrote: "You can add Skinned to the Adoration of Jenna Fox pile."

Goodness, just read the synopsis of Skinned, how many books with the same premise are there?"


An awful lot. I did, however, like Skinned more. Jenna didn't have a lot of personality -- and I know that's because she was figuring out who/what she was. Lia, on the other hand, knew who she was and what she'd become. Her sense of loss and identity issues were much more poignant, at least for me, because of her awareness. Skinned moved fast from the first pages where The Adoration of Jenna Fox sort of crept towards a conclusion that was supposed to be a reveal except you know something like loses reveal power once it's in circulation.


message 14: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Which is highly appreciated:)


message 15: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Oh good-thanks Tommy!


message 16: by Milly (new)

Milly This has been in my TBR for awhile now! Glad to hear it's worth reading. Thanks for another enlightening and helpful review Tatiana!


message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Woods What is the difficulty level of this book? (If that makes any sense)


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