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XVI - Julia Karr
XVI
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Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on... show more
Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world - even the most predatory of men - that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past - one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142417713 (0142417718)
Publisher: Puffin/Speak
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
Series: XVI (#1)
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Lanaia @ The Temporary Escape
Lanaia @ The Temporary Escape rated it
2.0 Review: XVI by Julia Karr
First I need to confess I only read XVI because I’ve been participating in A-Z reading challenge and there were very little options for letter X. I like reading dystopias, but after checking out a few negative reviews I knew I probably wouldn’t like this book, but I gave it a shot anyway. Now I don’...
sarahdanyelle
sarahdanyelle rated it
3.5 : )
Admitted Dilettante
Admitted Dilettante rated it
4.0 XVI
such a misogynist future, yikes!
Sesana
Sesana rated it
XVI has been billed as a feminist book, a deconstruction of rape culture. Sadly, Karr doesn't deconstruct, critique, or even give a hard look at rape culture. She simply observes it.Let's back up to the basic premise here. On their sixteenth birthdays, all girls (and only girls) are given a XVI tatt...
The Book Addict's Ramblings Book Blog
The Book Addict's Ramblings Book Blog rated it
2.0
I read this book for my March Random Reads pick. Going into the book I knew it wasn't going to amaze me. I read a lot of bad reviews on this book, but of course I still forged ahead to make my own decision. Unfortunately, the reviews were right with the one. It had great promise, an interesting plot...
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