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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wither by Lauren DeStefano (4 reviews)

lolita,  16
Lauren DeStefano
Wither
2011

this book is about the future were every one dies at the age 20 for women and 25 for men Rhine (16) is kidnapped and married to a a rich man (20) instead of dealing with it she wnats nothing more than go back to her twin  brother. this was a good book if you like a little but not to much romance mixed in with a flare of suspense 4

Rating:  Better than most

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Anqi,     12
Lauren DeStefano
Wither
Simon & Schuster     2011

           Wither, a somewhat unique novel set in the future of the United States, is about a girl named Rhine Ellery who lives in a world where technicalities with experimenting have led to girls mysteriously dying at the age of 20 and men at age 25. Rhine, who's sixteen, scrambles to survive in a neighborhood in Manhattan, where her twin brother and herself struggle to make ends meet by taking various factory jobs. When applying for another occupation, she is surprised to find that the people awaiting her are not business owners, but Gatherers, people employed to capture girls and sell them to House Governors so as to produce children and repopulate the world. Rhine is sent to live with a House Governor named Linden, who Rhine vows to be exacted revenge on, and while occupying the glorious mansions and its wide arrange of lush gardens, she spends her days looking for escape back to her brother. She spends her days with two other girls, who she calls her sister wives: Jenna, a girl of eighteen who is growing close to her dying date, and Cecily, a mere child at age 13. But escape is more complicated than Rhine could ever imagine. Vaughn, the cruel housemaster who punishes the people that disobey him easily, yet eager to find the antidote for the mysterious illness that has touched his children (he is a First Generation, meaning he still grows over the age of 25,) manipulates the household of this mansion so carefully that Rhine doesn't know who is to trust and who is faithful. When she meets the handsome servant Gabriel, she immediately accepts him as trustworthy. But will this harmless endeavor grow to something extremely dangerous? Lauren DeStefano successfully creates an intricate balance of character development that blends raw human emotion with a deeper layer of personalities that are not so different from the way we are today. Her writing is pure and original, her touches of sensory detail almost poetic to the ears. Although I wouldn't call this one of my favorite books of all time, Wither came close to reaching that list. The premise is interesting and partly creative ( I kept comparing it to The Hunger Games, and I could find many similarities) but the way she pulls it off is totally different and extremely stylized and thoughtful compared to to other dystopian science fiction reads. The end left me at a cliffhanger but satisfied me for the time being. I will be waiting eagerly for the Chemical Garden Trilogy's next book!

Rating: 4 Better than most
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Linsey,    14 
Lauren Destefano
Wither     
2011         

In the book Wither, it about a 16 year old Rhine is taken and has enters to a world with wealth,and also privileges that terrifies her. Has only 4 years to live because when the males turn to age 25 they get sick and they die from it, also when the females turn 20 they will also die from it also. Well any ways she gets married to man she does not know, and she has two sisters wives as well. They get married to a man named Linden, and also when Rhine's servant name Gabriel, helps out with Rhine with something that she wants and had to get get of the world that she dose not want to be in. also the book has having you at the edge of your seat and it was a good forbiden love story also well ( which you will see what i mean later on in the book). Cant wait for the rest of the books to come out as well. 

Rating: 4 Better than most
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ReaderTrina 
Age13
Today's dateNovember 11, 2010
AuthorLauren DeStefano
TitleWither
Publisher
Publication date2011
My review:It's the future, past the origional 2020...and the earth is being roamed by the second generation. Scientists tried to cheat Death, but they failed and now their children pay the price...guys die at age 25 and girls die younger, age 20. Rhine, age 16, is taken from her brother and sold to become a wife. She hates it there and she has a plan to escape, but the person who helps her, falls in love with her. Can Rhine flee and run away to live with Gabriel, her true love, or will she be caught and be murdered and let her body be used to find an antidote for the offspring?
Would you nominate this book for an award?yes
How much do you read?I read all the time
Quality

Popularity
5Q Hard to imagine a better book


4P Broad general teen appeal






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