- File Size: 2410 KB
- Print Length: 244 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Sweenix Rising Books (January 2, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 2, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0096DIPI6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #1693 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian
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Contributor (Contributor Trilogy, book 1) Kindle Edition
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Another difference, one that I so greatly appreciate, is that when she is introduced to concepts outside of what she knows, she doesn't immediately take up the cause. She is aware of this new aspect of the world, would enjoy partaking in some of their books, but she takes a realistic amount of time and experience to finally come around to wanting to help them. This isn't an immediate rally around one person to start the revolution. This is her getting to the place, mentally, where she can help the people who actually need help.
Best of all is HOW she helps. I get so tired of teenage protagonists acting as though the adults are just lazy or complacent and need someone to inspire them to action. In Contributor, information is what is vital. Dara has trusted adults and higher ups all her life, naturally she trusts them to know more than her. So she helps with information. Not with guts, not with promises of glory or inspiring speeches, information.
I have added the next book to my TBR list because I am very interested to see how Ciarcchella takes this. I have my theories and I need them confirmed. If you are at all interested in a different kind of dystopian story with a strong female lead, I highly recommend Contributor.
I enjoyed Dara. I enjoyed how she stayed true to who she was, even when it put her at a disadvantage.
Dara starts out sensitive, naive, and idealistic. While she grew a lot in this book, she didn't have to sacrifice the things that make her special-including the things I just mentioned (not all of them at least). I saw a lot of myself at 16-21 years of age in Dara. I think a lot of girls/women will be able to relate to her.
Just a heads up-I read Creators (Contributor 0.5), the prequel to Contributor-and I suggest others do the same. I downloaded it for free. I think I would've been lost as to the who, what, where and why of this book if I hadn't read it before this book. That's the only flaw I found. I agree that the world building was lacking, but since I'd read the prequel I wasn't totally in the dark as to the background. There's still a LOT of stuff that's unanswered-even having read Creators (how exactly did they form, who was involved in the formation worldwide, more detail on how things got so desperate, how many domes were there, etc.). Maybe more will be revealed, but honestly? You're going to just have to focus less on the specifics & enjoy the story as it's laid out. It's a GOOD STORY, has a wonderful message, so enjoy that.
I recommend this to everyone who loves a great book, but strongly suggest you 1st read Creators, especially if it's still free to download.
The book is very character driven. The characters are strong and well-rounded, but, with the exception of Dara, you never really know where they stand or whether they can be trusted. That's probably one of the things that kept me going; I really wanted to know what everybody was up to and what motivated them.
I would recommend this book to any dystopian reader.
This one sat on my wish list for at least a year. I'm glad I finally read it. Now on to book two.
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