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Nora Melanie Sanchez Melanie Sanchez itibaren Mala Jasikova, Sırbistan itibaren Mala Jasikova, Sırbistan

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Nora Melanie Sanchez Melanie Sanchez itibaren Mala Jasikova, Sırbistan

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Well done. Once I got into the story I wanted to read every chance I got. The main character, Yelena, is a strong heroine and I enjoyed reading about her. The fantasy/magic element was believable and not to "out there." Already started the next in the series.

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What I don't get about YA Lit is that if a movie has the "F" word once, it is PG13, if more than that it is R rated. Yet if a book has the "F" word 10, 20, 50 times and a teen character, it is marketed to teens and wins awards. That seems to send a real double message. In this book, the adults started using that word for the word sex (in my opinion a much less offensive term) and, by the end, the teens were using it. These adults were successful, educated lawyers. Yet, I didn't find that kind of language fit their characters. It seems it was just thrown in to use the term, not because it fit the characters. Interesting. That said, I liked the ethical dilemma in the book. Other than the stated above, I liked the book. I liked seeing the evolution of the characters. I'm still debating if I liked the ending. Additionally, the book made me really think. The characters behaved in real ways. The mom really went over-the-top, seemed realistic. I've never had a child with cancer, but I don't think I would go to the extremes that this mom did. I'm not that afraid of losing a child, although I really think that is almost the worst thing that could ever happen to a parent. Don't misunderstand, I think death is extremely difficult. Yet, I'm not sure the cost to the other children in this story is worth the extension of a life. I'm still thinking about the ending.