Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano

04 Oct

Title: Wither (The Chemical Garden #1)
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Pages: Hardcover 358 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’sPublishing
Date Published: March 22nd 2011
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Romance
My Rating: 

Obviously, something went terribly wrong. Geneticmutations have festered, reducing human longevity to twenty-five, even less formost women. To prevent extinction, young girls are kidnapped, mated inpolygamous marriages with men eager to procreate. Sixteen-year-old RhineEllery, a recent victim of this breeding farm mentality, has vowed to breakloose from its fetters; but finding allies and a safe way out is a challengeshe can only hope she will survive. A dystopian fantasy series starter withwings. Editor’s recommendation.
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My Review
Amazing.Absolutely, remarkable.
What a strangebook. By strange I mean this book goes nowhere but goes everywhere at the sametime. Confusing, I know. The setting of this story pretty much stays the samethroughout the whole book, you don’t go on an adventure like most in most booksbut this story proves that you don’t need to! From the beginning this book capturesthe reader’s attention, from there on you become part of the story. I seriouslyfelt I was there with the characters in that house, even felt imprisoned. Ifelt seriously connected with this book.
The only thing Ididn’t like about this book was the guy characters, Gabriel I can stand but Istill feel he was missing something but I really can’t handle Linden, I reallydislike his character he annoys me and even grosses me out I have no idea why.I like the rest of the characters, each one is very unique, my favorite isJenna, and even Linden’s father is an interesting character. This book wasdifferent, besides the love triangle, there is no book like it, the story wasmorbid at times, I just loved it.
Okay one lastthing, out of all the books I’ve read I have only cried with at the most three,not even One Day made me cry, itshard for me to get emotional with just anything, but this book had a sectionwhere I couldn’t help it, it was way too sad and unexpected.
I recommend thisbook to EVERYONE!

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