Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

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Title: Prodigy (A Legend sequel)

Author: Marie Lu

Genre: YA Dystopian

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

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Title: Not a Drop to Drink

Author: Mindy McGinnis

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Emotion: Interest

I was only a little bit thirsty while reading this book. Occasionally, whenever the long process of filtering water was brought up, I would be reminded of the tank of large water cooler filled with perfectly filtered water sitting in kitchen and have to go get a drink. Feeling slightly thankful that I could.

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Review: Legend by Marie Lu

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I think I’m getting old.

Every once in a while, while reading Legend by Marie Lu, I would stop reading and think about how young the characters are. They’re fifteen and something about that just screamed “too young.” Maybe it’s because I’m getting older-I used to have no problem with all the sixteen-year-old’s falling in love and starting a rebellion (cough *the Hunger Games* cough). I think maybe I’ve grown old enough to realize that true love doesn’t happen at 15. And neither does the intelligence to manufacture a rebellion.

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Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Oh my god, the characters aren’t typical pretty, white, skinny kids. That’s what this book is about. Or, at least, that’s what I found this book to be about.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell started off promising. I heard so much about while I searched for books similar to my beloved John Green collection. It seemed this book, like Green’s, was going to be a less sappy, more realistic teenage love story. I was actually happy when I saw that Eleanor and Park were not typical characters. I was happy that for once, the bullied/unpopular girl was actually not prettier, skinnier, and nicer than all the bullies. And I was glad to see that the main male character was not a tall white boy. It seemed much more realistic. Until it went too far.

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