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The Always War Hardcover – November 15, 2011
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"This dystopian drama examines the human aspect of war, and also how technology may redefine war in the future....plot turns will certainly keep [readers] entranced."--Kirkus Reviews
"A smart premise."--Publishers Weekly
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"An excellent choice for reluctant readers."--School Library Journal
About the Author
Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.
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Gideon has come back from a horrible war. DUN, DUN, DUNNNN Tessa was his old neighbor and she admired him. When Gideon runs away from receiving a huge award, Tessa, because she knows him so well, gives chase. They go on an adventure and find a girl stowed away, Dek. They then find out the terrible secret to the 75 year war!
Instead of giving you the Pros and Cons like I normally do I'm just going to throw my thoughts out there. I've liked Margret Peterson Haddix for like ever. She's awesome; I mean have you read her Shadow Children series!! So I read those books in elementary school/middle school and loved them and just to clarify I still love them! So when I heard she was coming out with a YA novel I was like YEAH!!!:) (I would have read it even if it was middle grade. I think her Missing series is middle grade and it's awesome, too) But anyways, I start reading. It was a short book or so it seemed. I started to think about why I didn't like the book. I guess it was because the characters were flat and it was rushed feeling. Like when you're moving fast in a car and the scenery begins to blur together, that's how I felt. In all her other books I've connected with her characters and felt like I actually knew them, but here they were names. I could not associate a meaning to them. *SIGH* I WAS DISAPPOINTED. The ending was startling, it just ended I felt like I was reading a sentence, but there was no period. I thought maybe it's because her other books that I've read have been series, but then I went back and reread the first Shadow Children and Missing books and felt depth to the characters in the first couple of pages. I just don't know what was up with this book! Maybe she could have tried for a bit of romance between Gideon and Tessa? I just don't know anymore!!
WOULD I READ THIS BOOK: MAYBE, I don't know, I'm confused now.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK: I STILL DON"T KNOW, AHHH!!
AM I HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK: THE BOOK, NO, THE AUTHOR< YES
WOULD I BUY THIS BOOK: NO, I'D GET FROM A LIBRARY,MAYBE
WOULD I READ THE NEXT BOOK: UMMMM, YEAH, I'M CURIOUS NOW
WOUDL I READ OTHER BOOKS FROM THIS AUTHOR: TOO LATE TO STOP ME :)
Fav quote: "She remembered the delicate, dew-covered spider web she'd seen that morning. She knew the dew would be long gone by now, but the spider web itself had been like a work of art." This was just a great observation!!
If my confusion on this book ever clears, I will edit this review...
*EDIT*After thinking for like two minutes I realized this book was a lot like Legend by Marie Lu, which BTW was a great book
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book. The book is an adventure. I like the writing style it uses harder words.Read more
It came quickly and the shipping was great!
The story was excellent as Margret Peterson Haddix is my favorite author!