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The Pledge - Kimberly Derting
The Pledge
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In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines what class you are, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place—looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all... show more
In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines what class you are, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place—looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she’s been hiding her whole life. Her only place of release is the drug-filled underground club scene, where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. There, she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy who speaks a language she’s never heard, and her secret is almost exposed. Through a series of violent upheavals, it becomes clear that Charlie herself is the key to forcing out the oppressive power structure of her kingdom….
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781442422018 (1442422017)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
Series: The Pledge (#1)
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Wśród marzeń
Wśród marzeń rated it
3.5 Bajkowa...
Po książkę sięgnęłam, bowiem ktoś mi ją polecił. Dodatkowo na okładce zobaczyłam porównanie z "Igrzyskami Śmierci", a odczuwałam jakąś pustkę po skończonej serii, więc "czemu nie" - pomyślałam. I troszkę się zawiodłam.Świat Ludani rządzi się swoimi prawami. Mamy w nim królową i poddanych. Poddani dz...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
0.0 The Pledge
No-recomendado por Denisse.Me propongo leer de principio a fin libros considerados "malos". Mi intención es encontrar al menos UNA cualidad buena en ellos y reseñarlos objetivamente siguiendo 20 puntos a desarrollar brevemente. (Los puntos varían según el género del que se trate.)Si tienen ganas de ...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
2.0
I was seriously contemplating giving this one star. The Pledge had an interesting premise, but it utterly failed.The sole reason I didn't give this one star was Xander and Brooklynn. They were definitely the most interesting characters (far more so than Max and Charlie) and if the story was written ...
Jackie's Booklikes
Jackie's Booklikes rated it
5.0 The Pledge
Loved Xander particularly when he bows and says: "Your Majesty." Loved Charlie and her sister and all the characters of this book because no one died , thanks to the sweet Angeline, except the evil queen herself. Hurray.
Read & Breathe
Read & Breathe rated it
2.0 The Pledge
I loved the beginning of the book. I thought the concept of that it goes back to a class system and the the different languages between classes was really interesting. It reminded me of a feudal society. My problem was with her world-building. I liked the world, but a lot about it didn't make sense ...
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