Author: Leah Bobet
Publication date: April 1st, 2012
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Genre(s): Young Adult (Sci-Fi/Dystopian)
Challenges: A-Z, Debut Author
I don't even know what to say in my review, but one thing for sure, this was a huge disappointment. I was really excited when the publisher gave me a copy of this, and the cover was gorgeous as well. "Above" was on of my most anticipated 2012 novels, but I haven't had a book that disappointed me as much as it did. I am not going to be harsh, but I am going to write my honest opinion about this book.
As I started reading, everything can be summed up in one word: Confusing. I didn't understand the characters, the plot, and I didn't even know what gender half the characters were. More than half of the time, I was just reading words that made no sense whatsoever. I honestly tried using my imagination while reading this book. I accepted the fact that Leah Bobet's writing is very different and difficult to get used to compared to other authors, and I did want to give the book a chance, but unfortunately, my brain just couldn't process what I was reading. I just felt like the book was mixed up in a jumble, and sometimes the characters would be someplace, then the next sentence they would be in an entirely other place. I really have nothing positive to say about this book, other than its amazing cover.
Overall, I am sorry to say that I didn't enjoy this book, because I really liked the synopsis and was dying to read it. This might have not been the book for me, but like I always say, you might like it. Give it a chance, and I do hope that you will enjoy it much more than I did.
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