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everything you know Paperback – October 18, 2013
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"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Pre-order today
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This story is BIG--too big for the confines of these covers. The characters, the adventure, the themes and the events in this book burst out of the pages and beg for more space in your brain. Ms. Bass's beautiful style elevates the story in places with just the right touch to not just tug at your heartstrings, but to really give them a good tweak.
I'd have liked to see this a BIGGER book, becaus there seemed to be so much more of the story just dying to be told. I hope she tells it.
It's a love story – in fact, more than one love story – but it's also a battle for ideals and for humanity. It’s well written and engaging. It's a sci-fi world-hopping adventure I’d recommend not only to young adult readers, but to all readers that remember what it’s like to be a young adult, and wouldn’t mind a bittersweet trip back to those days of simpler complications.
I'm looking forward to the next part of the adventure.
I would describe this book as a romantic fantasy. The book revolves not only about the 2 main characters, Emma and Joe, but their families as well. The story isn't just about Emma and Joe finding each other, but also fining themselves. Everything they thought they knew, isn't even close to what is about to be revealed. It contains magic, love, soul mates, and standing strong in what you believe in. There is also tragedies and murder. I hope that there is another installment to this book. I feel that Joe and Emma's story has really just begun. Plus I would like to know what else happens with their families. I look forward to reading more from this author.
I recommend this for Young adults and adults. Every one needs a little fantasy and hope in their lives.
You know how sometimes you get sick and don’t notice, and then a few days later you mention to your husband that you’re struggling to find motivation to do the dishes and he says, “Well, it’s probably because you’re sick,” and you think, “Holy Crap! I AM sick! No wonder I’ve been feeling so tired/yucky/cranky this week!” Yeah. This book was like that.
. . . So, once I figured out I wasn’t actually enjoying the book, I realized why. There’s too much of it. For one, there’s too much poetry. I hate it when characters in books just happen to be able to quote stanza after stanza of classic poetry. If you’ve written a book, I assume you’ve also read a few. You don’t need to wow me with your love of poetry by having your characters recite it. I get it. You’re well read.
There was also too much sex. Well, no, that’s not exactly it – there wasn’t very much actual sex, but the details were a bit too gratuitous for my taste. I don’t, for example, need to see the protagonist masturbating. Really I don’t. He’s a teenager and he’s got a crush on a pretty girl. I’m smart enough to figure out what he’s doing in his spare time without you spelling it out for me.
There was just, generally, too much. There were too many bad guys, too many subplots, too many secret powers and weird, hard to pronounce names, too much magic-that’s-not-really-magical terminology. It was just too, too much.
Would I recommend it: No.
Will I read it again: No.
As reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance Book Reviews.
(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
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