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The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson
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bookshelves: fiction, historical-fiction, young-adult-lit

For as long as Octavian can remember, he has been living and training with a household of elite philosophers and academics. As he gets gradually older, he starts to realize that not everything is as straightforward as it seemed and Octavian's is unbelievably complicated. Set in the 18th Century, this novel deals with both issues of slavery and the inter-workings of the American Revolution. The novel takes place over the course of many years and is told mostly from Octavian's point of view. Though it's extremely interesting and heartbreaking, Octavian is exceptionally philosophical which slows down the pace significantly and could be troublesome for some readers.

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Liesl Are you going to read the second part?

Alicia Evans I plan to but I'm not sure when. I have to return it to the library soon and I don't think that I have time to read it. Maybe in a few weeks. :) Have you read them?

Liesl I read the first one but felt pretty "meh" about it, so didn't feel compelled to invest the time in the second book. There were parts I found interesting but overall felt it was rather slow and tedious.

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