Parched - YA Review by Eoghan

Reader: Eoghan G.
Age: 13
Title: Parched
Author: Georgia Clark
Publisher: Holiday House
Pub Date: 03/14/14
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: Dystopian is all the rage right now, though authors don't often the need to change the plot. The author of  Parched on the other hand has gone to extremes to make a new spin on dystopian novels. With interesting characters and exciting technology the book makes you want to read it. I actually finished under the covers with a flashlight to finish it.
Memorable or Forgettable: The characters were the most memorable part of the book. Both well written and well described. Each of the characters had their own personality. Meaning that they were like nothing I have ever seen before. The setting was always in great detail as well.
Cover: The cover was interesting and appealing to the eye. The cover shows Eden the domed city where everything is perfect.
Age Range: 14 through 15
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: Fast paced. Action packed. Plot to over throw the government. Main character is a confused girl and unsure what to do. Over used and cliched, yes, but at the same time new and fresh. Dystopians are usually all the same and few ever reach above that. The book Parched does that with ease.

tags:  adventure / dystopian romance / ya lit

1 comment:

Georgia Clark said...

Thanks for your review Eoghan! My favorite part is you finished under the covers with a flashlight. LOVE IT!!!!

-- g xx