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The Right & the Real
Joelle Anthony
Teen Fiction ANTHONY

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Betsy said:
It was a quick read with a thrilling plot and fun characters, but it wasn't really the best. It seemed to be trying to throw in extrememly difficult topics, such as addiction (to alcohol, smoking, drugs, etc.), cults, homelessness, homosexuality, divorce, teenage pregnancy (very briefly), and teenage romance in general, but there were so many themes and so little time that some of them seemed a bit forced, as if they didn't actually need to be there for the story to be quality; the ones that the author did manage to flesh out fully and use to add to the plot and characters were well thought out and aided the story in creating the atmosphere that it was aiming for. The book also seemed a bit unrelateable, with the main character going through such extrememe situations constantly in her life, somthing that many casual readers could not connect personally with. However, the author has a tasteful writing style and creative ideas, enough so even to pull off such a difficult endeavour to undertake as this book, with all of its varying and interwoven themes and ideas. It was a good read with an intriguing beginning, dramatic middle and climax, and a well thought out, complete ending that left very little to be desired from a sequal; not to mention a fully developed and practically brilliant line up of odd, yet endearing characters. All in all, it was a quality, relatively quick read that's worth a try.
posted Jun 15, 2012 at 11:17PM
Betsy said:
It was a quick read with a thrilling plot and fun characters, but it wasn't really the best. It seemed to be trying to throw in extrememly difficult topics, such as addiction (to alcohol, smoking, drugs, etc.), cults, homelessness, homosexuality, divorce, teenage pregnancy (very briefly), and teenage romance in general, but there were so many themes and so little time that some of them seemed a bit forced, as if they didn't actually need to be there for the story to be quality; the ones that the author did manage to flesh out fully and use to add to the plot and characters were well thought out and aided the story in creating the atmosphere that it was aiming for. The book also seemed a bit unrelateable, with the main character going through such extrememe situations constantly in her life, somthing that many casual readers could not connect personally with. However, the author has a tasteful writing style and creative ideas, enough so even to pull off such a difficult endeavour to undertake as this book, with all of its varying and interwoven themes and ideas. It was a good read with an intriguing beginning, dramatic middle and climax, and a well thought out, complete ending that left very little to be desired from a sequal; not to mention a fully developed and practically brilliant line up of odd, yet endearing characters. All in all, it was a quality, relatively quick read that's worth a try.
posted Jun 15, 2012 at 11:17PM
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Female
Age: 17
Refuses to join a cultish church; shunned by her family;.



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