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by Holly Black
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 5 months ago
When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system. But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. A...
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it 4 years ago
When it seems as though everyone in Val’s life has betrayed her, she simply walks away...to New York City, where she falls in with a gang of squatters who live in the subway system. But there’s something off about her new friends. And when she ends up breaking into the lair of a mysterious creature ...
Punk's House of Books
Punk's House of Books rated it 6 years ago
My Rating – 2 StarsVal is a runaway. Betrayed by her mom, her boyfriend, and her best friend; she decides to take off into NYC. There she meets Lolli and Dave; two homeless teenagers squatting in an abandoned subway station. She also meets Dave’s brother Luis, who doesn’t trust Val at all....Read fu...
kyleInMotion rated it 6 years ago
Not as good as the first. It didn't match the beautiful atmosphere of the first book enough for me, and I didn't care for the characters and tone the way I did following Kaye and her allies and enemies. I'm looking forward to book three, when I get to read from Kaye's perspective again.
susanvoss18 rated it 6 years ago
For such a short book, I found it a slow start to get to the good stuff – you know, the urban fantasy part that had me check the book out. About halfway through Disc 2, things finally picked up and a lot of the teen angst, bickering, and wannabe clever remarks are left behind. Hanging with two broth...
Ella Zegarra
Ella Zegarra rated it 6 years ago
My Own Little Corner
My Own Little Corner rated it 7 years ago
The main character had no real depth. It seemed like she was pretending to have emotions until the end when suddenly she liked the guy. There was no lead up to it, Val didn't really feel anything about her mother's, boyfriend's, and her best friend's betrayls. Suddenly she felt so strongly for the g...
Pieces of Stars
Pieces of Stars rated it 7 years ago
There were some rough and hurried parts to this book, but it won me over, in the end. Mostly I appreciated the frailty of its main character: her struggle with addiction, betrayal, and general human weakness. I loved the fact that despite those weaknesses, she girds her loins and follows through w...
altheaann rated it 7 years ago
Not quite as good as 'Tithe,' I thought, but I still enjoyed this very much.Val, a teen from New Jersey, runs away when she finds out that her mom has been having an affair with her boyfriend. In shock, she goes to NYC, and falls in with some squatter kids living in the subway tunnels.The best part ...
ambyr rated it 7 years ago
There was an age, when I devoured all the Borderland books and also Go Ask Alice, when I think I would have been intrigued and slightly titillated by this. That age was approximately eleven.As an adult, it didn't really work for me. The problem started very early on, when something terrible happens ...
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