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Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
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Jan 04, 2010

it was ok
Read from February 17 to May 07, 2010

I can't in good concious give this book more than 2 stars. Probably 1.5 would be more realistic. The ideas and "world" created were really unique and interesting....the creatures, the technology, the doors.
And I did laugh once when the author wrote "Everyone seemed stunned to realize that the Mayor had gotten her ass kicked by a necklace".

Otherwise-- I spent most of the time feeling very uncomfortable reading this book. I was wondering who this was written for?
12-17 year olds? I'm willing to bet if I polled my friends, who have 12-17 year olds after reading this book I wouldn't have one that would agree to let them read it.
Sex upstairs in the parents house in the shower while they are home and know it? Mom and daughter discussing which of them has slept around the most? And thinking it's cute and funny? ( and yes-- I realize Mom wasn't "herself"-- but was this necessary?). Torturing people?
And yes-- I know "kids are into this stuff" these days. Just because kids are "into it" doesn't mean it's SMART! Shouldn't we be encouraging kids to be smart and make good decisions. I guess I just think authors should write more about characters who can be positive role models instead of encouraging kids to keep thinking bad decisions are just fine.

YSLA Nominee? Really? Scary.

Ok-- steps off soapbox....
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message 1: by Beth (new)

Beth Yeah, no way on God's green earth my 13 year old will be allowed to read this one. Scary.

message 2: by Elissa (new)

Elissa How disappointing. You know I agree with you, so I won't be reading this one.

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