Young adult book
Nicely written in a truly believable voice. I enjoyed reading the book, especially Diasy's point of view -- that of a teenager in a confusing war torn country that is not her own.
Contrary to other opinions, i don't find that the "terrorist tactics plus conventional army" theme robs the story of its believability -- quite the opposite, in fact. The way wars are fought is always changing and if you set the story in Iraq today, that's probably what a lot of people experience -- US soldiers occupying the country while other groups explode roadside IEDs and bomb mosques. How do you tell who's doing what when lines of communication are cut?
This book is my least favorite book ever! The protagonist is an annoying and selfish girl who doesn't care that the world is going to hell. I also didn't like how it was written, there was no dialogue and it was all from her point of view. The she went and had sex with her cousin. I couldn't finish it.
javad raje be ghardadne ketabha dar ghafase tozih bede
Why are plp getting politics involved in a story? its a great book, and stirring it into something that it isn't is horrible, it doesn't matter where this war in this story was held and who fought against it; it's all make believe! I think the author was just trying 2 capture the lifestyle of a war. How would you feel if someone deeply Criticised your novel (that took you years to write) negativley; i know that maybe for some people the book might have portrayed itself incorrectly, but maybe the author didn't mean it 2 come across the way it did?
I have to admit, it isn't one of the best books i've read. It has nothing to do with politics or so but i just think it was boring and i didnt like the ending of the story.
I read this book about a year ago. I really liked it. At first I wasn't sure what I thought about two cousins liking eachother so much. But I still thought it was good. I have been looking for this book for a while now, and am so happy I found it.
This book was okay - a tad confusing - but okay. It also wasn't that attention grabbing. I also that they two cousins liking eachother was kinda creepy. But, whatever. It was still a good book.
I really loved this book, though a friend of mine thought the run-on sentences were a pain, I enjoyed them, because that's how real people talk. And I thought the way she portrayed Daisy's eating disorder was fairly accurate. Daisy's relationship with her cousin didn't bother me that much, it just seemed to be a natural progression, in the book at least. I though, yes, Daisy is selfish, but she's also a teenager stuck in a confusing time. Tell me a teenager who would not be like that.
Awesome book. I've lent it to every friend I have and they love it as well.
After I read this book for the first time, I had the weirdest feeling ever. It was happy and sad and excitement and terror all mixed into one. All I could think about for a week was this book and what happened in it. It is one of my favorite books of all time, and the love Daisy and Edmund have doesn't bother me, love is love. What can you do?
i love this book but after/ while ur reading it it gives u a very weird feeling! i though thought their should have been a diffrent ending!!
Yeah, that weird feeling, I think that's why I keep reading it; It never goes away
There were aspects of this book that left me crying out to the characters, "don't go there"----- BUT it is a strange piece that makes you think about "what if you were in a war torn state". Do some of us even begin to understand what that would look like. Though I truly did not like the cousin "love" bit Rosoff did get me thinking about the life under a state of war.
Thought provoking...not a big fan of the ending.