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17 & Gone (2013)

by Nova Ren Suma(Favorite Author)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 5
0525423400 (ISBN13: 9780525423409)
Dutton Juvenile
review 1: Maybe it's because I'm used to action novels, but this book just... dragged, and no amount of elegant prose could make it go faster. A struggle to finish, although it got better near the end. I didn't care for Lauren, who had this annoying habit of summarizing what someone did or said without actually having dialogue. As well, (*spoiler*) I suspected she was schizophrenic from close to beginning, so that wasn't a surprise. The entire time she was having her psychotic break it felt like a blanket was muffling the story, due to her unreliable narration and point of view, which was intentional, but it just made the story feel disconnected.
review 2: I read this book in one sitting. The moment I started reading, I knew I couldn't stop. This author, Nova Ren Suma is
... more truly amazing. I must read her other book Imaginary Girls. Anyway, this book was a psychological thriller if I could describe it in one phrase. It had a touch of eerie ness that will probably haunt me for the next couple of days. This book definitely deserves a 5 star review, the disturbing books get me every time. less
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Nice plot twist at the end but "overly written". My eyes kept crossing from the prose style.
it took a while to get going, but once it did... man. i'm so glad i stuck with it.
Good book about early-onset schizophrenia
gripping and gorgeous.
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