Publish date: August 30th 2011
Pages no: 390
Edition language: English
Series: Unwanteds (#1)
"There was a hint of wind coming over the top of the stone walls and through the barbed-wire sky on the day Alexander Stowe was to be Purged." - First sentence "Fear and a suspicion of strangers is, I'm afraid, a characteristic of many humans." - Mr. Today "Fighting against Quill's bigotry, whic...
I really wanted to like this book. But listening to the audio version it just dragged. I can see why children would enjoy this series but as an adult I found it boring and was quite uninterested in the characters and the plot. Alex is an unwanted. Definitely not where hoped to be especially since...
They must think kids are stupid... A cross between Harry Potter and The Hunger Games? Pa-leez. If I hadn't been buddy reading this book with my son, I wouldn't have finished it. And I NEVER don't finish. Very poor writing, dimensionless characters, ridiculous plot. Won't be reading the next one,...
The quote on the front of the book says it is a combination of The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, but the beginning and the scenario on one side of the fence seems much more The Giver to me with the lack of connections within families and the designation of people for certain categories when they tu...
Review to come