Do you remember when Palestinians dropped white phosphorus on Israeli children, eating their flesh & cooking their insides? Do you remember that time Israeli mothers lost their babies after being held and harassed at Palestinian checkpoints? Do you remember that time Palestinian bulldozers demolished an Israeli home with people still inside? No, I don’t either.
by: Michelle Hodkin
The protagonist of the book is Mara Dyer. On the first page of the book, Mara tells us that this isn’t her real name, but that she has been recomended to take on a fake name.
So far, so good.
After a horrible accident in which her best friend, her boyfriend and another girl were killed, the Dyer-familie decided to move to Florida. We follow Mara through her first day of school and … well what happens next.
I liked: SPOILER
-The scene in which Mara saves an abused pitpull.
I didn’t like: Spoileer!!!!
-How boring the book was. For 3/4 of the book I was wondering why I should continue reading.
-Mara is extremely stupid. I understand that she thinks the Asylum-thing was an accident. But after Mabels owner died when she wanted him too, and her horrible spanish teacher too and the alligators … seriously who would think that one wouldn*t have anything to do with it? Doesn’t seem very reasonable.
-We don’t really get to know anything about what happened at the Asylum. At least, we don’t get any kind of progress, but then again, of course Hodkin wants us to read the second book … still … I don’t have any reason to buy the second book.
-The romance between Noah and Mara was all kind of boring. Actually, trying to make Noah a badboy failed in my eyes, both of them were annoying.
-I was a little confused about Jamie. In the beginning it seemed as if he’d play a bigger role in the book, but then he sort of just disappeared.
-I would have loved some more Mabel-action in the book.
-The entire thing with Maras brother getting abducted, and her father taking on that case was way out of line. I had a feeling the author wanted some more thriller/action in the book, but failed there too.
-I didn’t like how the book was printed. I did like the cover and the fabric. I don’t like how little text was on each page, the book would have been a lot thinner if they’d printed it the normal way. I think it’s a stupid way of making the buyer think that they get more for their money.
Overall I give 2 out of 5 stars and can not recommend the book.
i get that some of you are upset, but calling people “nazi” because they’re german or support germany is pathetic and just beneath everyone, it isn’t going to help brazil win, to be honest no one can right now, so shut the fuck up
- Brazil: we came out to have a good time and hones-[Germany scores again]