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The Host by Stephenie Meyer
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May 02, 2008

liked it

I really want to give this book 4 stars, but I can't get past a few things. The story is excellent, but some of the characterization is corny and one dimensional, I think. There are some very thought provoking concepts . . . however, I think I like the poem/preface better than the book itself. If there are sequels, I will read them simply because it is a great story.

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Chelsea oooo, I'm jealous! I'm waiting for it on hold at the library...hopefully it'll come soon!

Hilary I'm getting used to it. I'm about 2/3 through now and finally getting completely absorbed by it. It really gains momentum. The beginning is fascinating, but after the first few chapters it settles into a kind of monotony and awkward character introduction that seems a little forced and overexplained? I'm not sure. But then about 1/2 way through it gets really good. I think you'll like it. Too bad we won't be seeing you this summer or I would give it to you.

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