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Review “Divergent” – Veronica Roth

September 5, 2013 Book Review, Initial Reaction 5

Review “Divergent” – Veronica RothDivergent by Veronica Roth
Published on: May 3rd 2011
Published by: HarperCollins
Pages: 576
Series: Divergent #1
Genre: YA Dystopian
Format: eBook

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 This book is part of the Divergent Series. Check out my reviews for other books in the series below:
Divergent (Divergent #1)
Insurgent (Divergent #2)
Allegiant (Divergent #3)
Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent #0.1-0.4)
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.The Story(summary from Goodreads)

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).

On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences.

As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death.

And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

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Initial Reaction

I apologise for the very crazy hair, I had been rolling round in my bed for like 3 hours reading previous to filming this. I also noticed how big my forehead looks in this. I will try to get a little less of it on the screen next time!

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Review “Unbreakable” – Rebecca Shea

September 2, 2013 Book Review, Initial Reaction 7

Review “Unbreakable” – Rebecca SheaUnbreakable by Rebecca Shea
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Published on: July 23rd 2013
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 339
Genre: YA Romance
Format: eBook

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The Story(summary from Goodreads)

Jessica Harper is the epitome of perfection. She’s a good daughter, makes excellent grades, and always strays on the safe side of life. The last thing she thought would ever happen was falling in love with her best friend’s brother. But sometimes fate just has a way of bringing two people together.

Wide receiver for the University of Arizona, Gabe Garcia, seems to have it all. When his feelings for Jessica come to surface, Gabe will give up everything to be with her.

But what happens when a tragedy abruptly changes the course of your life? For Jessica and Gabe, everything they thought they knew about each other will be questioned. Sometimes, there are scars in life that are cut too deep to completely heal.

Will their love prove to be unbreakable, or will it shatter and prove fate is just another lie?

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Initial Reaction

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Review “What I Didn’t Say” – Keary Taylor

August 26, 2013 Book Review 4

 Review “What I Didn’t Say” – Keary TaylorWhat I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor
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Published on: April 30th 2012
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 310
Genre: YA Romance
Format: eBook

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The Story

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Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat.

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He’s been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it’s too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he’ll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn’t limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you.

And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she’ll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she’ll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn’t say before, even if he can’t actually say it.

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Initial Reaction

So, here it is, as promised: my first ever initial reaction video. I’m going to warn you now, there is a little bit of crying involved! I probably should have chose a happier book for my first initial reaction video. But this one deserved the honour, in a big way.

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