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megwillis has commented on (3) products.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian

megwillis, November 11, 2011

The first 200 pages of this book were promising, the first 350 still slightly intriguing and beyond that it just felt like a journey I had to finish, out of pride. The plot is well developed and it is an interesting premise. The problem is that I ultimately did not care what happened to any of the characters. . . they were all flat-- attempts at romantic developments were super cheesy and awkwardly placed.

I would not recommend using your reading time to read this book.
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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian

megwillis, November 11, 2011

The first 200 pages of this book were promising, the first 350 still slightly intriguing and beyond that it just felt like a journey I had to finish, out of pride. The plot is well developed and it is an interesting premise. The problem is that I ultimately did not care what happened to any of the characters. . . they were all flat-- attempts at romantic developments were super cheesy and awkwardly placed.

I would not recommend using your reading time to read this book.
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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Uglies

megwillis, November 11, 2010

To enjoy Uglies you must be willing to buy in to a futuristic often far-fetched fantasy world adorned in vivid scene descriptions and lacking in literary value. Westerfeld has a knack for creating a world within your mind: “The river wound into the dark forest, cutting its serpentine route into the unknown.” At the same time the dialog between characters lacks depth. Uglies snatches the reader with cliff-hangers and surreal scenarios. The most disappointing part is that the novel ends with a cliff hanger that almost requires you to read the second novel in the series, Pretties. I found this to be a cheap trick often used by television programs and now by mass-produced teen literature to force naïve audiences to continue onwards; they MUST know what happens next. However, the message of Uglies is powerful and important particularly for young impressionable teens. Tally, the protagonist, is a strong and determined young woman who sets a healthy example for other young women to follow. I would recommend this book to any teen who perceives their outward beauty to be inadequate. In Westerfeld’s world you are made exceptionally beautiful on your 16th birthday, conventional beauty does not exist, and without an operation you are automatically ugly. You will find yourself wondering, “Is it not good to make society full of beautiful people?”
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