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Product Details

  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478328266
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478328261
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,089,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have always imagined that there is more to the average than meets the eye. In fact, the average is what interest me the most. There is a story behind everything, and the power of words can bring those stories to life. I write because these stories beg to be told. I started writing when I was about sixteen, and I just haven't stopped. Writing books is part of who I am. Books are something that I treasure, so to be able to write books is one of the best things I could ever imagine being able to do.

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By TiffanyLovesBooks on January 25, 2013
Format: Paperback
Mask City is an interesting novel to say the least. As the blurb says, this story is about two siblings: Thomas and Lacy. The relationship between the siblings was loving and honest which I also enjoyed. They live a very sheltered life away from civilization. Honestly, at the beginning I kept asking myself what the title has to do with the story; Then the story unfolds and I was left with no clue what to expect.

After a series of events that I never saw coming, these two siblings end up in Mask City. I was very intrigued by the brother and sister in the story. In particular I really enjoyed Thomas. His way of surviving took me a few minutes to understand. His way of knowing his choices were taken away from him and that he must do as told to survive was kind of humbling. In literature, I have come to expect the protagonist to fight against the system. For his way of surviving to be, I don't know, kind of heroic. Agee, in this novel showed that there are times where the only way to survive is to follow the rules set forth.

Mask City is intriguing and with the exception of the chapter where Thomas receives his mask, this was a pretty quick read. Every chapter has a little cartoon/ animation at the beginning. I really enjoyed these and thought it did wonders for setting the scene. In that particular chapter, the animation is someone crying and I'll admit, it scared me off. I was expecting a very creepy and painful scene- and it was. So with the exception of my irrational fear of this scene I mostly read this novel straight through. It was intriguing and tended to be unexpected.

Now, I am a sucker for happy endings and Mask City had it in spades. Seriously, it was pretty great.
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Format: Paperback
first off i got my copy of Mask City from the author himself James agee Jr.

when first started reading mask city i fell in love with the writing i thought this book is written so well and i just read the book in a day and loved every single page i read. i loved how the story started out with Thomas and lacy's parents and how they meet and fall in love i loved that. and then we go into the lives of Thomas and Lacy Farthur and i was very fascinated by the underground world of mask city and they say the line all the time throughout the book 'A person is not a person without a mask' so i throught that was very different. where things start to pick up is when Thomas and Lacy are kidnapped from there home and drugged and taken into this world of mask city and they are sold at an auction to different people to be a slave basically. it is a very good book this story get really good so do keep reading it i promise. and james agee jr. is a very talented writer and i do hope everyone read this amazing story because this book is an adventurous story of friendship, trust and discovering who you are with a mask or without one.
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By Booksmusicandkenzie on September 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book is amazing, I originally thought it was going to be good but it blew my expectations out of the water. So much so that I stayed up until 2am because I could not put it down. I usually tend to find that there is a lot of unneeded content in a book, not in this one. I think because of the length it helped with that. Everything had a point. Even every sentence had a point. I absolutley love the way it obsorbs you into this world. In such a short novel I did not expect to really connect with the characters, but in the way it was written how could I not? I really would recommend this book.
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By Savannah H. on July 27, 2013
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This was a fairly decent book. I enjoyed the plot of it. I only wish that I felt more connected to the characters or that the world of the book was a bit more explored, since there was a set up with so much potential.
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