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Darkness, Be My Friend by John Marsden
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Mar 24, 2012

liked it
bookshelves: young-adult

One of the biggest problems I've had with this series is the fact that it is rather obvious that while the narrator is female, the author is himself male. And this has never been more apparent than it was at the beginning of this book, in the situation Ellie gets into at the party with the New Zealand boy. I was seriously pissed off at the way Marsden dealt with it, and I nearly quit the series then and there. It didn't help that he referred to it several more times during the book.

The plot and the pacing was just enough to keep me going, but still... it's a serious flaw.

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Reading Progress

March 24, 2012 – Started Reading
March 24, 2012 – Shelved
March 24, 2012 – Shelved as: young-adult
March 24, 2012 –
page 62
March 24, 2012 –
page 62
23.05% "I needed a break from the non-fiction."
March 25, 2012 –
page 197
73.23% "One of the things we discussed in bookclub about the first book in this series was the fact that there are some similarities between The Hunger Games and these. I'm really seeing it in particular right now."
March 25, 2012 – Finished Reading

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