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UnWholly by Neal Shusterman
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3.5 stars
I was disappointed. Unwind was such a well written and developed book so I had extremely high expectations for this. UnWholly takes off with a boy named Starkey, he's heard of the Akron AWOL and he thinks that he is dead from what he heard in the media. I had a mini hearth attack reading that but it's alright! False alarm.

Starkey is annoying. I could just stop there because its just the plain truth, but let me elaborate. He fools Connor, is single minded and is horridly sensitive. Not exactly what I call a likeable character. Conner, Risa and Lev, our main characters, are the most thoughtful and strongest characters in the book, so many actions they make are unthinkable yet so intriguing.

It's really hard for someone to right with several protagonists, I counted at least 10 different ones, Shusterman really knows how to right with large amounts of POV's. unlike some other books, these different POV's really take advantage and make the audience feel more enticed.

The romance was quite lacking, Connor and Risa barely made any interaction which made my heart ache. UnSouled BETTER give me more romance because I was expecting all when diving into the book.

I may as well admit now that I found it fairly hard to get into UnWholly. Taking me 5 days is really slow for me and I was surprised how quickly I finished the last 230 pages all today. This shows that the first 170 pages were boring and slow for me.

Unwind lovers, after your long wait, UnWholly has finally come so get prepared to be grossed out at the creepy parts and adoring some of our main characters.
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Reading Progress

December 9, 2012 – Shelved
January 13, 2013 – Started Reading
January 13, 2013 –
page 16
January 14, 2013 –
page 36
8.96% "Random advertisements...tsktsk"
January 14, 2013 –
page 105
26.12% "Risa and Connor are so gorgeous and frustrating!"
January 16, 2013 –
page 160
39.8% "NOOOO!"
January 17, 2013 –
page 166
41.29% "What is it with Nelson and wanting other people's eyes?! Revolting! I fell like I'm stalling in this book, so far I've read 3 books while reading this. Tsk tsk..."
January 17, 2013 –
page 227
56.47% "Risa is such a likeable character"
January 17, 2013 –
page 343
85.32% "Aww... Crud I don't like the sound of this"
January 17, 2013 –
page 371
92.29% "This reminds me of Everlost and that isn't good."
January 19, 2013 – Finished Reading

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