Saturday, May 10, 2014

After the End by Amy Plum

She’s searching for answers to her past. They’re hunting her to save their future.
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.
At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.
When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.
Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she's trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.

Publisher: HarperTeen
Number of Pages: 323
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Annie, age 20

This book started out very unpredictable and very interesting. However, the beginning was also very rushed. I felt like I was thrown into this world, given a bunch of information all at once and then within a few chapters I was given a bunch of new information. Though that was very disorienting to me as a reader, it made sense because the main character was also disoriented and so I was feeling exactly what she was.

The middle is kind of slow. A lot of the same things keep happening over and over again and I kept waiting for something new to happen, but it seems as though the same thing just kept repeating itself and nothing extremely exciting happened until just before the end. 

The climax and the reasoning behind certain aspects and mysteries were pretty obvious. The ending and what was going to happen was very predictable and I saw it coming almost right away. However, I still enjoyed the book itself. It was very fast paced. The main character reminded me a lot of Katniss from The Hunger Games, though, the book overall had more of a Divergent feel. Fans of dystopian literature will very much enjoy this book.

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Happy reading!

Annie, 20

1 comment:

  1. Personally, I didn't really enjoy this book. I wasn't all that interested, unfortunately, despite initially being very excited to read this book. It just seemed to all over the place and vague, and that irritated me. The mysteries were kind of obvious, as you said, and same with the ending. I wanted to like this book more, but unfortunately, I did not :/ I'm glad that you gave this one a shot! Fantastic review, Annie :)

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