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Rebellion is a very unique book in the world of government-heavy, dystopian novels. Instead of fighting against an oppressive society, Eleanor simply walks away from the path accepted by most everyone else. In her goal to find the Association, she turns from a naive and somewhat spoiled girl to a strong woman who is willing to fight for what she wants. The characters in this story are not perfect... especially not Eleanor. Her troubles start because of her own actions and lack of foresight, and she really doesn't start thinking until her life is on the line. She does improve, however, and the plot is interesting and complex enough to keep you reading.
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I have been waiting to read this book for several years after I knew Rachel was writing it, and it was everything I had hoped for and far more!
The author was able to build up a real working world that you feel there. Fully in her world, it is not just the descriptions of the world around her character Eleanor but details as types of food and cultures that she has created a living world for the reader to step into and join Eleanor as she leaves school to start on a life full of adventure.
Wanting to leave the comforts of a government school and a job already selected for her, Eleanor has her hart set upon becoming an Assassin which is not the sort of thing a nice young girl should even know about let alone dream of becoming!
As the book progresses you feel that you grow up with Eleanor as she makes her way through life.
So without giving any more away all I can say is that this is a must read, and I am personally looking forward to the next in the series.
A few pages in, I was very much engaged with the main character Eleanor, and by the end of the novel I was engaged with all the characters, who ended up seeming like people I met and know.
The clean and clear writing style, the story of Eleanor's journey to a job that calls to her, and her spirit and persistence, as well as the finely-honed details of Eleanor's world are all parts of what make this a very satisfying whole.
As I neared the final quarter of the novel I found myself slowing down, not wanting to finish the book, not quite ready to leave the world Cotterill has created. The fact that this is book one of a series is comforting, and I'm eager to see where Eleanor goes next.
Overall, a compelling and satisfying read! I highly recommend.
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Having read this book, I can say it did suck me in for a good portion of it.Read more