Cut - by Patricia McCormick
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Always popular for summer reading, Cut deals with a very serious subject in a sensitive way.
Cut by Patricia McCormick. Haven't read thia on quite awhile
Cut by Patricia McCormick. YA MCC. (self-mutilation, rehab)
This was done in an interesting manner.
Cut...it's an interesting book
Cut by Patricia McCormick
Cut. Neet to read this.
Cut - Patricia McCormick
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
This is a good interesting book!
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Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do we do to ourselves. - from The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. One of my all-time favorite books. books-worth-reading
"The 5 People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom. One of my favorite books and movie..... I hope my 5 people blow me away!!!
This book touched my heart. It is still my favorite book to this day. Mitch Albom is my favorite writer and it pushed me to read many more of his books. This is the one book that I can honestly say that I have read and reread many times.
One of my favorite books/movies. Makes one think of what is waiting for you on the other side.....
The Five People You Meet In Heaven ~ Mitch Albom. Definately a bokk worth reading more than once.
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by: Mitch Albom. Geat book & movie.
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom. on my to read list
Also another amazing book by Mitch Albom
Last week before I took my off, my officemate send me the PDF file of this book. I know Mitch Albom sounds familiar, so I immediately looked for more information about him. Thanks to Wiki, I found out that he was the one who wrote Tuesdays with Morrie, a book I’ve read when I was still in High School. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom I know that the book will teach a lot of lessons. Basing it on what I’ve read about Tuesdays with Morrie, I know that Albom’s new book will be well written, and it will be a book about life. The Five People You meet in Heaven focused on Eddie, a Circus Maintenance guy who died on an accident. After he dies, he met five people, the blue guy, his Captain, Ruby, his wife, and the Filipina Child, Tala. Each person will teach him five important things, how human beings are connected, sacrifices, forgiveness, the essence of true love, and our purpose here on earth. What I love the book aside from the lessons that it will teach you, some part of it was set here in the Philippines. I love Tala’s character and her importance in Eddie’s life. There were also parts of the book that really shocked me, like when the Captain died. I never see it coming. After I read the part, I immediately went on break just to smoke, it was just too much. The five lessons that Eddie learned while he was on heaven is very important. I’ve realized that there are certain things that we will be things that we will learn as we grow however it is important to know these five things. We have to understand how our faith is intertwined; we have to know that sometimes, what is beneficial for us might be heartbreaking for someone else. We must not be selfish. In life, we also have to learn how to sacrifice and forgive. Love encompasses everything, even death, so it is important that we always show sincerity when we love somebody. Lastly, no matter how tough things can get, sometimes we will get fed up with the things that are happening around us, we must not fret. One way or another, we are beneficial to somebody. The Five People You Meet in Heaven really started my week right. It gave me that boost of positive energy to welcome the week with such optimism and glee.
I love this book!
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 of the Hunger Games Series By Suzanne Collins MY FAVORITE BOOK SERIES EVER!!
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I can't believe it took me so long to start the trilogy! The Hunger Games, Book 1 of the Hunger Games Series By Suzanne Collins. #books
The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Game series was the no.3 most frequently challenged book in 2011 according to the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom. Want to know why? See http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10#2011
The Hunger Games is a young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins. It is the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy.
"The Hunger Games," book one of "The Hunger Games" trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
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The Hunger Games is a young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins. It was originally published on September 14, 2008, by Scholastic. The novel is the first book of The Hunger Games trilogy. It is written in first person and introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the countries of North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, holds absolute power over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle in which only one person can survive.
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Only book to make me cry!
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My favorite book of all time! It was a great summer read, and it made me want to fall in love! It was so cute and romantic! It is your typical Nicholas Sparks book, romance and all! Plus, it's wayyy better than the movie!
The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks. All time favorite Sparks book!
Let's face it.. all Nicholas Sparks books are easy good reads.
It's not summer without reading a good Nicholas Sparks book
My fav book...along with all nicholas sparks books
amazing book. movie was good too! :)
The last song - book/movie
[review submitted by Maya M.] The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was an AMAZING BOOK!!! This was my first Nicholas Sparks book i read and it was amazing. It the right amount of elements and the ending was great. The different situations that the protaganist had to go through were really great, and the romantic…
was a good read
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One of my Favorite Books! The Shack books-worth-reading (this book has a wonderful meaning of who GOD is everyone has got to read it) you will think why in the world am I reading this book but just keep on reading you will see why in the end.
The Shack by William P Young, one of my first book club reads. Truly moved me. Provided perspective as to why tragedy happens to some of us, and how it is possible to pick up the pieces from that point onwards. One of my very favorite books!
I heard this was a awesome book worth readying... Must put this on my list to read!
The Shack: Wm. Paul Young: 9781609414115: Amazon.com: Books - book club Nov 2012
The Shack- Amazing Book! Very deep. Book club did several years ago.
absolutely amazing books-worth-reading
The Shack. Wonderful book.
The Shack [Wm. Paul Young] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later
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#3 and the last are my faves.
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Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling: 1) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; 2) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; 3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; 4) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; 5) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; 6) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; 7) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Harry Potter Series <3 the loves of my life. I will be forever grateful to JK Rowling for inspiring me to read!
Harry Potter books by JK Rowling....if you love books and haven't read them, what are you waiting for?
The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling - The ultimate coming-of-age story that defined a generation, and is sure to entertain young and old alike for years to come.
My all time favorite books. I grew up with these books/movies and will forever cherish them.
Harry Potter Series will always be in the top slot of favorite books ever read.
My all time FAVORITE book series...Harry Potter Series
Probably my favorite book/books of all time
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Where the Sidewalk Ends
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Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein used to read this to my daughter when she was little, it was awesome!
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings. Poetry | Humor | Grades K-8.
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. This reminds me of when I was a little girl in the reading corner of my 4th grade classroom
Where the Sidewalk Ends.... by shel silverstein. One of my all-time favorites to read out loud!
"Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein Poems and drawings that illuminate the remarkable world around the author. The book's poems address many common childhood concerns and also presents purely fanciful stories. These poems can be read during transition times to keep the students quietly listening and to lighten the mood with the funny poems.Students can draw a silly picture and write a poem about it. Some poems interact with the drawings and can beattempted by the students.
shel silverstein-this was my all time favorite book when I was in elementary school
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein - One of my favorite childhood books
Where the Sidewalk Ends - A great book to read to your kids or to yourself.
Where the Sidewalk Ends - one of my favorite books when I was a kid.
literally broke my heart while reading, but amazing. </3
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Still remains one of my favorite Jodi Picoult books - she's such a great author
My Sister's Keeper - book and movie, both awesome tear jerkers.
I've never read a Jodi Picoult book that I haven't liked
My first Jodi Picoult book...I've read 9 others since!
Jodi Picoult remains my FAVORITE AUTHOR!!!
Best book. #mysisterskeeper #jodipicoult
one of my favorite Jodi Picoult books!
One of my favorite books
The House of Night series takes place in a world where vampires are no secret. Selected teenagers are “marked” during their adolescence with a giant crescent tattoo in the middle of their forehead. If marked, a teenager must go live at the House of Night, a chain of boarding schools that train fledgling vampires and help them make it through The Change. (House Of Night Series by PC Cast)
The House of Night series
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house of night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast more vampire books, but better than twilight (shocking i said that, right?)
The House Of Night Series, written by P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast (Books Series) omg I freaking love this series!
Has to be one of my all time favorite book series ever! Been reading it for years and can't wait for the next books to come out!
The House Of Night Series, written by P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast (Books Series) great books if u liked the whole twilight thing.. which I did..
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absolutely one of my favorite book series. House of Night
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Cut | Patricia McCormick | No. 86 Most banned and challenged title 2000-2009
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Cut by Patricia McCormick - was the No. 86 most banned and challenged title 2000-2009. It's a great book. Definitely recommend it! I didn't even know this was banned!! Fantastic book!
Cut by Patricia McCormick - was the No. 86 most banned and challenged title 2000-2009. It's a great book. Definitely recommend it!
"Cut" by Patricia McCormick #bannedbooks #bannedbooksweek
It's a great book. Definitely recommend it!
Such an in depth book
Maybe I will try this someday
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26 Book Challenge...ideas. Who wants to do this with me? We can meet once a month and see what we've read. This can be my 2016 book challenge
26 Book Challenge...ideas. This sounds like so much fun. And a great way to read books I might take years to get around to.
What an awesome challenge!!! My summer 2016 challenge, whose with me?
26 Book Challenge. I enjoy reading, so this will be a fun idea to try
26 Book Challenge. I think I just found my summer reading list.
26 Book Challenge. Lovely!! I like this creative idea.
26 Book Challenge...a fun take on a reading list
**26 Book Challenge. I love reading challenges!
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great read and movie
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Actually liked reading this book. Book club choice and I do like to read and was nicely surprised, actually a good book!
I LOVE THE HELP! I laughed so hard I cried, and cried. It's such an awesome book/movie
Very much a book worth reading, Go To www.likegossip.com to get more Gossip News!
Very much a book worth reading (even if you already watched the movie) !!!
Reading this now. Good book! movies-music-and-books-worth-your-time
One of my favorite books now. We read it in our book club.
good books worth reading
On my "To Read" list
Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.
so sad, but good.
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http://www.ew.com/article/2011/06/13/jay-asher-thirteen-reasons-why "13 Reasons Why" A book that is explicit about the negative effects of bullying and it can change one's life forever. With teen suicide being a predominant theme in this book, Jay Asher sheds light on the importance of being kind to one another, something that young adults seem to sometimes struggle with.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Grades 7 & up). When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.
Book. Thirteen reasons why. It's about a girl on high school who killed herself. She recorded th 13 reasons why she killed herself.
TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY BY JAY ASHER: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list. ^^^^One of my favorite books ever!
In the young adult novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher, a young man named Clay Jensen faces a set of seven cassette tapes delivered to his door. Clay must listen to the tapes, and amidst other names, learn why Hannah Baker felt that he played a part in her suicide. After listening he must then pass the tapes on to the next person of the list. As he waits for his own name to come up, he hears Hannah's reactions to experiences to the high school experiences that had seemed typical to him.
Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher. One of my most favourite novels ever. Again I saw 'YA' and I was like,"Great another cheesy, stupid love story for naive teens." However, it was far from! Revolving around Clay who has received a set of cassette tapes from a girl who had recently committed suicide. He discover why he is one of the 13 reasons why she killed herself and why the others are too. PLEASE read it. I might not make it sound very good, but oh my god, yup will so regret it if you don't.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Clay Jensen returns home to find a package containing 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate & crush - who committed suicide 2 weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are 13 reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is 1 of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. He spends the night crisscrossing his town w/Hannah as his guide, becoming a firsthand witness to her pain, & learns a truth about himself he never wanted to face.)
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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherMy first YA book! (YA stands for Young Adult, in case you don’t know) Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his …
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan author Khaled Hosseini. It is his second, following his bestselling 2003 debut, The Kite Runner. Both are AMAZING books
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I've read and loved The Kite Runner, so I think it's time to try A Thousand Splendid Suns by the same author. Two more books to recommend for your reading list!
1000 Splendid Suns reflects the violence and hope of Aghanistan from a womans point of view. The prose is poignantly and beautifully expressive, poetic in ways that touch the heart and the spirit. Khladed Hosseini, author of Kite Runner, captures war and personal conflict in ways that make history and news intimately personal. One of the best books I have read this year. books-worth-reading
From the same author as The Kite Runner a Thousand splendid suns is based on some true fact but a fictional story. This was one of my favorite books.
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Second in series after the Kite Runner. Both incredible books worth reading!
The Kite Runner & A Thousand Splendid Suns - two of my favorite books!
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Misery....you can't go wrong with a Stephen King book/movie, but this lady is WHACKED!!!
I got IT! Which Stephen King Book Are You? IT is my favorite book of all time
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Misery! My first Stephen King novel remains one of my favourites
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Misery, by Stephen King book was way better than the movie
Misery, by Stephen King, book & movie are awesome
Which Stephen King book are you? I got misery
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reading right now :)
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Water for Elephants - One of my all-time favorites (book much better than movie)
Water for Elephants--book is much better than the movie in my opinion.
Water for Elephants. Book Club Choice. Good story, quick read.
Water for Elephants...Mrs. High Hopes Favorite Book...EVER!
Water for Elephants...one of my most favorite books/movies!
One of my favorite books from my last year reading list.
Water for Elephants; book & movie were great.
Water for Elephants...awesome book & movie
Such a good movie/book!
Not sure if this will end up being disturbing: Four years after Tom and Abby's 12-year-old daughter vanishes, she is found alive but strangely calm. When the teen refuses to testify against the man connected to her disappearance, Tom decides to investigate the traumatizing case on his own. Nothing can prepare him for what he is about to discover.
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Cemetery Girl (David Bell) Four years after Tom and Abby's 12-year-old daughter vanishes, she is found alive but strangely calm. When the teen refuses to testify against the man connected to her disappearance, Tom decides to investigate the traumatizing case on his own. Nothing can prepare him for what he is about to discover.
Intrigued... Trying to read 55 books this year so this can be one :)
Book review: ‘Cemetery Girl’ by David Bell - The Washington Post
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Might be a good pick for the next book club!
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Cemetery Girl [David Bell] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Four years after Tom and Abby's 12-year-old daughter vanishes, she is found alive but strangely calm. When the teen refuses to testify against the man connected to her disappearance
Book review: ‘Cemetery Girl’ by David Bell
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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the story of what it’s like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie’s letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky ~ Read in high school as a rec from my writing teacher.
In high school, I lost my love for reading. I hated reading books for school and rarely actually read the full book without consulting Sparknotes. The books in school that I would read were the plays that were assigned such as "The Crucible" and "A Streetcar Named Desire". The only outside books I enjoyed reading were John Green books and other books that related to teenagers. To this day my favorite book is "Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky
An amazing book. Not sure how the movie will turn out, but excited to see it nevertheless
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Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Now a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a funny, touching, and haunting modern classic.The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up. A #1 New York Times best seller for more than a year, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults (2000) and Best Book for Reluctant Readers (2000), and with millions of copies in print, this novel for teen readers (or “wallflowers” of more-advanced age) will make you laugh, cry, and perhaps feel nostalgic for those moments when you, too, tiptoed onto the dance floor of life.
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Bookish problems! This happens to me frequently!
book lover's problems...bwahaha! Yes!
Bookish problems! Every time!
Bookish problems! ~ so me~
All the time. Movies, too.
book lover's problems
Small bookish things
Great book quote!
Matched by Ally Condie **** Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
Oooh! A good dystopian series!
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Matched by Ally Condie. "This is one of the first YA books I read, and it is the story that made me fall in love with YA and ultimately choose to write it. A big influence on my writing!" - @jesskhoury
The Matched series by Ally Condie is dystopian (think Hunger Games and Delirium) and will challenge how you perceive the world we live in, and how wildly different it could be!
Matched series. If you liked Hunger Games, Divergent, and those post-apocalyptic series, this is a good one.
'Matched' (Matched Series - Book #1) by Ally Condie *If you liked Hunger Games *Futuristic Utopia *Governments *Relationships *Struggle for Power *Teen Lit *8/10
teens matched with their future spouse, one girl receives 2 matches and finds the flaw in this "utopian" society- young adult, science fiction! One of my favorites!
Matched by Ally Condie: This Is Not a Book Review. This is a Grumpy Rant about a Very Dumb Book.
Favorite book ever:)
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Today's post is on Matched by Ally Condie. It is the first in her Matched trilogy and is 366 pages long. It is published by Dutton Juvenile. The cover is gray with a girl in a green bubble pressing her hands on it. The intended reader is young adult but if you like dystopian stories then you will like this book. There is no sex, no language, and no violence in this book. The story is told from the first person perspective of the main character Cassia. There Be Spoilers Ahead. From the book jacket- In the Society officials decide. Who you love, Where you work. When you die. Cassia has always trusted their choices. It's hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one... until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path no ones else has ever dared follow- between perfection and passion.Matched is a story for right now and story-telling with the resonance of a classic. Review- I went into this story expecting one thing- a dystopian YA just like all the others in the market right now. That is not what I found. Matched is more like The Giver than Hunger Games and I love that. The story is slow to build. In terms of action not much happens but I liked the slow burn. Cassia slowly goes from happy Society dweller to someone who will not go gentle in that good night. The two love interests are both good characters and likeable. Xander is nice and understanding. Ky is trying to survive The Society but be himself. Both do things for Cassia's character over the course of the story. The character growth that happens is slow but it feels so natural. I believed in Cassia's changes because they were not over night. I liked that it took time for Cassia to see the cracks in her Society. She just did not wake up one morning and see everything wrong with the world. It took her time so that she could see more and more of the wrong. It took time for her to feel frustrated that she could not do anything to change it. If you are looking for a fast-paced, high action book this is not for you. But if you want something that is natural, interesting, and different from the fast-paced then you need to read this book. I give this book a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this book with my own money.