Torn - YA Review by Hannah W.

Reader: Hannah W.
Age: 16
Title: Torn
Author: David Massey
Publisher: Chicken House
Pub Date: 07/30/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: The concept of the book was not bad, but the author did nothing to enhance this concept, therefore the final product was less than pleasing. The character development was weak, the main character appeared immature and foolish. The plot was unrealistic and silly.
Memorable or Forgettable: The book was very predictable; it was the typical love story, initial spark, the struggles, then happy ending. The interesting setting of the book (Afghanistan), did not make up for the unoriginal love plot. In addition to the predictable love story, the book was very confusing, the explosion and battles were very hard to follow.
Cover: The cover is quite good and accurately reflects the contents the book. The cover is very dramatic, such as the book. The drama of the cover is exciting and makes a potential reader pick up the book.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 2Q Needs more work
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal

tags: war / death / action / contemporary / realistic fiction / romance / ya lit

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