NOTE: I am changing the name of my “Fast Five” that I use to catch up on my backlog. I think it could be argued that on a good day, what I write about books does not qualify as a true review. When I post five fast thoughts, that really isn’t a review. So these will now be titled “Fast Five View.”
Wither by Lauren DeStefano. Published by Simon and Schuster. Read in March, 2011. ARC provided by publisher at ALA Midwinter.
A Fast Five View:
1. I thought this was a unique take on a dystopian novel. Really hooked on the scientific mystery of their life span!
2. With several other recent YA books that dealt with polygamy in a contemporary setting, I thought Ms. DeStefano addressed polygamy in a new, interesting, yet relevant way.
3. The setting is sooooooooo creepy. The house, the grounds, the weather – well done!
4. I think the cover is gorgeous and so eye-catching. I do think, though, that it will prohibit boys from picking it up, and I think that the book could have some appeal to boy readers because of the book’s setting.
5. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series, and I have so many characters I want to know about beyond just Rhine, the main character!