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All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
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Aug 22, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011-release, ya, arc

I don't read futuristic stuff usually, but this really got my attention. 1. A world in which coffee is illegal. (My first thought was, 'OMG! The Mormons took over!) 2. Chocolate is illegal. (Gasp. My curiosity was piqued. How the heck can we possibly survive?) 3. The heroine is part of a mafia (spelled mafiya in the book) family. Those three things were enough to make me step out of my comfort zone and read this YA novel.

I wasn't disappointed. It's a really good, entertaining read with a very likable heroine. The story is told from her POV but she's involved in so much excitement that the first person narrative works well.. At no point does the reader feel as though she's on the outside looking in. I liked the girl's sense of humor, the sarcastic way she tells things, the inner turmoil she deals with.

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Reading Progress

August 22, 2011 – Shelved
August 22, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011-release
August 22, 2011 – Shelved as: ya
August 22, 2011 – Shelved as: arc
September 16, 2011 – Started Reading
September 16, 2011 –
page 51
14.41% "I like. LOL"
September 17, 2011 –
page 115
32.49% "Death by chocolate would be a bad thing?"
September 17, 2011 –
page 189
53.39% ""..though I'm reasonably petite, my behind is generously sized. I was self-conscious about the way my rear was pushing into his, but the he put his arm around my shoulders to make more room, and I stopped thinking about my butt." LOL"
September 18, 2011 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Misfit (new)

Misfit No chocolate? Heaven forbid.

Tara Chevrestt I know! LOL

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