Publish date: September 16th 2010
Publisher: Dutton Children's
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
Grace is a hard book to review. The extremely spare prose created an atmosphere that was both bleak and menacing, which worked with the ambiguous allusions to a world ruled by violent dictatorship, sexual favours and fear. But as a dystopian, Grace was riddled with plot holes and confusing world-bui...
Wow. I am really impressed. After seeing that horrible (too)low rating I didn't expect anything but this story surprised me,in a good way. This is not the first novel I've read by Elizabeth Scott so I knew what is coming,or at least I though I did. Her writing just blew my mind(pun intended)in Grace...
So, Goodreads and I are at an impasse. It asks for a rating, and I refuse to give one. And it’s not due to a failure on the book’s behalf to elicit a response - in fact the opposite is true. I just don’t think I can translate that response into a quantifiable form. This is unusual work with a striki...
I really liked the idea of this book, and most of the execution, but it was simply too short. I needed more time to get to know the characters and believe in their motivations and changes. [June 2011]
Grace has grown up among the People, an indigenous group living in the mountains and fighting an endless guerrilla war against the man who rules their country. As the daughter of an outsider and a local man, the People have never had much use for her, so they give her to a man as his bride and train...