Books I finished reading in January 2013:
Matched by Ally Condie 4/5 stars
Unwind by Neal Shusterman 3/5 stars
The setup of the book is so far out there that it's hard to read with any sense of concern. The book is set post a second civil war that was about abortion. The war ended by both sides agreeing against prebirth abortions but for a postbirth "unwinding" (where are all the parts of the child are taken and used as transplants in other people), if the child is disagreeable, between the ages of 13 and 17. The book mostly tells the story of three unwinds on the run. It was good to read but not great. I cared about the characters but didn't love them. Another interesting way of life of this society is they can "stork" their unwanted babies. They leave them on a doorstep and the owner of the doorstep is required by law to keep the baby and raise it as his/her own.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson 5/5 stars
Excellent book. Well-written. Understated and subtle. The characters are interesting. A great book for a book club.
Trimming the Fat
1 month ago