Sunday, February 24, 2013

Book Review: Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon

GoodReads Description:
17-year-old Sophie lies on her deathbed in California, awaiting the inevitable loss of her battle with cancer…
17-year-old Declan stares down two armed thugs in a back alley in Galway, Ireland…
17-year-old Anat attempts to traverse a booby-trapped tunnel between Israel and Egypt…

All three strangers should have died at the exact same moment, thousands of miles apart. Instead, they awaken together in an abandoned hospital—only to discover that they’re not alone. Three other teens from different places on the globe are trapped with them. Somebody or something seems to be pulling the strings. With their individual clocks ticking, they must band together if they’re to have any hope of surviving. 

Soon they discover that they've been trapped in a future that isn't of their making: a deadly, desolate world at once entirely familiar and utterly strange. Each teen harbors a secret, but only one holds the key that could get them home. As the truth comes to light through the eyes of Sophie, Declan, and Anat, the reader is taken on a dark and unforgettable journey into the hearts of teens who must decide what to do with a second chance at life.

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The story alternates between 3 points of view:

Sophie: Who was on her death-bed at the time and had already resigned herself to death. Has a tenuous lease on life. In the course of the story I feel like she gets a new lease on life and kind of comes into her own despite the dangers that await around every corner.

Then there's,

Declan: The classic bad boy with a heart of gold, he's a smart talker and someone who other people natural gravitate to and yet makes a lot of stupid decisions which is why he ended up in the hospital to began with.

and then there's,

Anat: Who's harsh and suspicious of everything and everyone. Didn't quite like her in the beginning but you grow to understand that the life she grew up in made her like this.

Over all I really liked this story it was interesting to see how people from different walks of life react to this given situation and One of the things that I really liked about this book is how well the characters were fleshed out and I felt that I really got to know them but I also found the story line fairly predictable and it reminded me of a T.V. from back in the 90's but I do like the direction the Author took with it and the Journey that each character had to take to coming to terms with what is exactly is going on

I like the ending because it gives you enough closure and yet I feel like if there are sequels in the future it wouldn't feel forced.

In the end I gave this book a 4/5 stars.

*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an Honest review.

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*Book Comes Out: April 9 2013

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