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The Declaration by Gemma Malley
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2016-books-read, favourites, books-on-my-bookcases, 2019-books-i-want-to-read

Oh my gosh, I LOVED this book! And it's so annoying, because I've had it sat on my bookcase for a few years for some reason! The whole series in fact! Foolish past me!

I wasn't expecting to love this so much. I thought it would just be one of those quick reads that you enjoy enough, but it's not amazing. But boy was I wrong! I'm speed typing this so I can go and start the second book right away!

I loved Anna's character. I thought it was really well done how much she's bought all the brainwashing about being worthless and needing to pay the world back for being born. And I like how as soon as things start happening she doesn't just change her mind about everything immediately. (view spoiler)

Mrs Pincent was the most interesting character to me I think. Seeing as I'm only writing about her and Anna in this review, and Anna is the main character. I thought at the beginning that she was just going to be this side character, the awful Adult who is terrible to the main characters before they move on with the story. But she just kept on getting more and more evil and ruthless and crazy as the book went on!
(view spoiler)

Also, my prediction was correct! (view spoiler)

Random thoughts:

- Haha at the guy who invented the drug dying before he could even take it.
- The amount of brutality in this is insane! The poor kids! The poor people who break the law for good causes!
- Mrs Pincent is fucking insane!
- It's so scary to think how this, really, is totally a plausible future. And that's kind of terrifying!
- (view spoiler)
- It's nice to read a Dystopian book set in England, rather than the US.

One last thing. How old is Anna? Because at the beginning she says in her diary that in six months it will be her 15th birthday. But on the blurb and on the description on Amazon and everywhere else it says that she's 16?

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Reading Progress

December 21, 2016 – Started Reading
December 21, 2016 – Shelved
December 21, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 21, 2016 –
page 40
13.56%
December 21, 2016 –
page 113
38.31%
December 21, 2016 –
page 132
44.75% "I hope she takes this diary, otherwise I can sense some awful foreshadowing here..."
December 21, 2016 –
page 134
45.42% "Ok, I totally have a prediction!"
December 21, 2016 –
page 164
55.59%
December 22, 2016 –
page 187
63.39%
December 22, 2016 –
page 240
81.36%
December 22, 2016 –
page 252
85.42% "Yesss, I think my prediction is happening!"
December 23, 2016 –
page 279
94.58% "OH MY GOD!"
December 23, 2016 –
page 279
94.58% "Double oH MY FUCKING GOD! I hadn't finished the page and then something else! Jesus!"
December 23, 2016 –
page 294
99.66% "For gods sake Anna, stop writing down things that could incriminate you later!"
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016-books-read
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: favourites
December 23, 2016 – Finished Reading
December 19, 2017 – Shelved as: books-on-my-bookcases
January 9, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-books-i-want-to-read

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~alaa~ Loved this review I know it’s old but I also loved this book too


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