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The main character, Celestine North, sees herself as perfect. She comes from a law-abiding family: her mother is a "model in high demand", her father is the head of a television station, News 24. Ruled over by the 'Guild', in this society those who lie, cheat or steal must wear an armband emblazoned with a red letter F, and their skin or tongue (in the case of lying) must be branded with the same letter. So far, so The Scarlett Letter meets Louise O'Neill's Only Ever Yours. At the opening of the book, Bosco Craven, head of the Guild and father of Celestine's boyfriend, Art, is celebrating Earth Day with Celestine and her family. Another family, the Tinders, are late for dinner and as the group sits down without them, sirens rent the air. But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. Will she be branded as FLAWED? Will all her freedoms be gone? The story is about a girls named Sandy who is obsessed with missing things. She tries to find out every missing thing around her. Her obsession started when her childhood schoolmate went missing. She later unravels the mystery only to find out about her home she ran away as a child. Now, she is looking for a way to her home.
I actually loved this book which I really didn't expect, when I first started reading it I wasn't sure about how it was written but the more I read then I understood the dialogue. It has a lot of the elements you see in a typical dystopian novel; a society governed by strict rules to keep people in line, yew-neek character names, a love triangle and a follow-the-rules teenager who suddenly becomes the poster girl for a revolution. But anyway, does that make sense to anyone? How freaking impossible to enforce that? Who would even want to live in a world like that? Sinning and making mistakes is fun, guys! And we have never, ever, EVER been able to hold our governmental leaders responsible for their idiocy, and I don't think we can in another version of the future. This book's premise is just silly.He is a police officer whom I once trusted, admired, felt protected by....I learned this at school. I learned all this. Why doesn't he know these rules I was taught, that he was surely taught, too? Why doesn't anybody in the real world do what we're taught?" WOW! Unglaublich, wie viele Leser dieses Buch gehypt haben, und zwar richtig gehypt. Jeder, wirklich jeder hat das Buch oder das Hörbuch in die Kamera gehalten - klar, da wurde auch ich neugierig. Da ich noch so viele Guthaben bei audible.de übrig hatte, dachte ich mir, ich lade mir die Geschichte einfach runter. Da ich inzwischen deutlich besser mit Hörbücher klar komme, brauche ich mir da keine Gedanken machen, ob mir die schriftliche oder die gelesene Version besser gefällt. Doch kann ich das erste Jugendbuch von Cecelia Ahern genau so loben, wie all die anderen? Das erfahrt ihr jetzt: Thanks to Netgalley for providing an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed these books they were great fun with a moral aside.
I excelled in school—I adore information and am always hungry to know more. I read books, I watch documentaries, my favorite subject is math, and I hope to study it at the city university when I finish school this year. My aim is to win the Fields Medal, the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, viewed as the greatest honor a mathematician can receive, like a math Nobel Prize. You have to be under forty to win it. I’m seventeen. There’s time. Uma leitura ideal para um dia de lazer, pois é uma tortura interrompê-la por um instante que seja!... The ending made up for most of the book but I also felt the story kind of went nowhere. I'm unsure as to where or not I will continue.
Svijet koji je Cecelia osmislila korektno je postavljen, sve u njemu funkcionira. Knjige su najbolje kad spretno kritiziraju ljudsku potrebu da segregira i muči one koje smatra manje vrijednim. Tko je tu savršen, a tko nesavršen, nije baš tako lako definirati, a sustav je iznimno sklon korupciji i manipulaciji. The book ends on a cliffhanger, and while there are signs that Celestine’s adventures might take a familiar “rebels against baddies” turn, let’s hope Ahern keeps things as sharp and fresh as she has done in this gripping novel.