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This is the story of a teenage mother in denial about her pregnancy. The reader is thrown into Devon's life just before police come knocking on her door and then the story unwinds through Devon's limited view of her unraveling world. The pacing seemed spot on for me and I liked the way the last bit of the book turned into a law procedural as Devon has a hearing to determine whether she will be tried as an adult or juvenile. The characterization is a little thin for most of the characters, but that is likely an effect of the third-person limited point of view. Overall, this book was entertaining but nothing super special for me.
This book is great for students who have just dealt with a death in their family. It is about a little boy who has a great grandmother who lives upstairs, and a grandmother who lives downstairs, and all of the things that they do together. There are many text-to-self connections that can be made with students and their own grandparents. Then, the great-grandmother dies, which the little boy deals with in a great way, which makes it comforting to read.
This book is a modern spin on the 'Frankenstein' story and I felt it worked pretty well. I think I would have enjoyed this book even more if I had read the book rather than listened to it. There were a few things that didn't quite make sense and were hard to imagine such as repeating chromozone names over and over and speaking different science terms in the background. The characters were enjoyable and I especially liked Mary and felt for her in her confusion and struggle to make a new life for herself. The ending has a surprise that I didn't even see coming and put a unique spin on things......it was a pretty good read.
** spoiler alert ** - Highlight Loc. 448-52 The death of a parent, he says to it, is a profoundly life-altering experience, isn’t it? When I was a child, I often had this feeling of God’s in his Heaven: All’s right with the world—that’s Robert Browning. An English poet. But ever since my father died in the last war, I’ve awakened each morning knowing that I’ll never again feel that absolute security. Nothing is ever quite right, is it, after a parent dies? No matter how well things go, something always feels slightly off… - Highlight Loc. 472-74 It’s like being in a sort of club, isn’t it? A bereavement club. You don’t choose to join it; it’s thrust upon you. And the members whose lives have been changed have more knowledge than those who aren’t in it, but the price of belonging is so terribly high. - Highlight Loc. 5204-5 | Added on Thursday, February 17, 2011, 02:38 PM So you see, he says softly, we are all ashamed in one way or another. Who among us is not stained by the past? - Highlight Loc. 6151-52 | Added on Thursday, February 17, 2011, 02:57 PM She can never tell him what she started to say: that we come to love those who save us. For although Anna does believe this is true, the word that stuck in her throat was not save but shame.
I fell so in love with this series. It is everything that is good about "old fashioned" cildren's literature; likeable, determined heroines, challenges to overcome, mean and well meaning relatives...I miss books like this.
I rarely give books 5 stars, but this one deserved it & more! I devoured it in a day and a half. The characters are totally believable, full of flaws and good like we all are. The situation is horrible, but somehow Emma Donahue makes it bearable. Incredibly well-written with an amazing story. Highly recommend!
Người dùng coi những cuốn sách này là thú vị nhất trong năm 2017-2018, ban biên tập của cổng thông tin "Thư viện Sách hướng dẫn" khuyến cáo rằng tất cả các độc giả sẽ làm quen với văn học này.