- File Size: 764 KB
- Print Length: 265 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Clean Reads (August 3, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 3, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B013EYISG6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #760,441 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Fourth Generation Kindle Edition
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The heroes stay real, come to believable conclusions that speak of hope and redemption, this book caught my attention from the first words. I highly recemmend it.
It was a good thought. 5:00 the next morning, I finished the book and started this review. Yes, I still have six other books that have DEADLINES on them, but The Fourth Generation was worth the quick detour. In the distant future, children live to be roughly seventeen years old before they die from the plague, a horrible, irreversible illness that has afflicted Earth for generations. It's simply the way things are. Or is it? Is the plague natural, or part of a more sinister, underlying plan?
The plot, characterization and especially world-building are very tight in this book, at least for the first three-quarters until the climactic scenes. Even at the end, the writing is tight; however, there is the strong sense that either the writer rushed the ending, making it somewhat 'pat' or clichéd, or that he suddenly remembered he was writing Young Adult fiction and couldn't write as intense or realistic a scene as was called for. Either way, the climax was slightly anticlimactic – at least for an adult reader.
I'm certain, though, kids 12 to 16 years of age will LOVE this book and will find none of the imperfections I noticed. As an adult reader, I would give this book four stars simply for its entertainment and "ok-just-one-more-paragraph" value. However, if I take the target audience into consideration (which one must ALWAYS do when reviewing, I believe), then the novel is clearly a five star read for Young Adults!
Fortunately, now that I know how this book ended, I can get back to WORK … unless there's a sequel coming out anytime soon?