“In Gabrielle Zevin's All These Things I've Done, we fast-forward to 2083. Chocolate and coffee are contraband (can you imagine?!), paper and water are scarce, and New York is crawling with crime and poverty. But this is normal for sixteen-year-old Anya Balachine, daughter of the city's late crime boss. Until, that is, the chocolate her family manufactures accidentally poisons her ex and all fingers are pointed at her.” –TeenVogue.com
“The love story’s to die for, and the tangled web of relationships will keep readers intrigued to the last page.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Offering the excitement of a crime drama and the allure of forbidden romance, this introduction to a reluctant Godfather-in-the making will pique the interest of dystopia-hungry readers.” –Publishers Weekly
Zevin's writing captures great character and an engaging plot that I loved.
Without a doubt Anya is a wonderful character, I love the relationships she has with her siblings and the way she interacts with the wider Balanchine family.
I don't know what happened to authors planning to tell a story in one book, but this one felt like it dragged on a bit and reached no real climax.
The first word that comes to mind is just that... wow. Not only is the story interesting and the plot engaging but you fall in love with the characters. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Maddie
My coming across Gabrielle Zevin's Birthright series is a bit of a happy accident. I was trolling around the blogosphere (as I am wont to do), and I happened upon an excerpt of All... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kayla Beck
Anya is twelve, living with her Nana and her two siblings. Her Nana health is deteriorating yet she is the guardian of the family since the parents are dead. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Live Outside
I read this book in high school, and I absolutely loved it so of course I bought it!
But the problem is, I ordered a Hardcover. Read more
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Wow what can I say about this book? It made me laugh, cry. During the whole book I was going back and forth between being happy and sad oh it was crazy. Read more
I like the world that Anya lives in- her crazy family, friends, etc (though the whole chocolate ban is a little far fetched). Read morePublished 10 months ago by Debs
I was pleasantly surprised about this book. I normally don't read this genre but the beginning was good enough to keep me going until the end. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Awesome Sauce
I did not know what to expect from All These Things I've Done. I didn't think I'd like it all that much. Sounded a bit too futuristic for me. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Booksmartie
The concept of All These Things I've Done really drew me in. As I've said more than a few times, I love a dystopian, but I found this one interesting for several reasons:... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jen @ The Bevy Bibliotheque