March 17, 2012

Review: Pure (Pure #1) by Julianna Baggott

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . .
Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.
Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . .
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.
When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

I have thought of a thousand things I would love to say about this book but the first thing is WOW! Another is that I tried to read this on Kindle and it didnt have the same effect. Reading the physical book is the way to go for this one.  It left me breathless and wanting more. In all the YA books i have read this is one of those books that left me feeling almost lonely when it was over. I grew to love each and every character for their uniqueness.
Pressia, the heroine of this book is gutsy and spunky and she seemed like a girl i would love to meet. She accepted her differences and went on to discover who she was. and she accepted it and handled it like a woman.
Bradwell and Partridge were two hero's that were so different from one another but found out that they weren't as different as they had once thought. Love comes through again~
The storyline left me intrigued and guessing and engrossed in it. It had a couple boring parts but its 448 pages. The storyline was well written and greatly executed and very satisfying. Although it did leave me hungry for part two. The story is told from 4 different point of views and I loved that about the book also!
Pure is a book that i will remember for a long time. It is unique and satisfying and left nice afterthoughts about it long after i put it down. If you have a chance to read this book. READ IT. I highly recommend it! It is awesome! Ibought two exta copies one for my personal collection and one to send to my brother.

                    Publisher-Grand Central Publishing   
                        Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS! 
                               Reviewed by~Lora      
~A special thank you to the author for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!~


1 comment:

  1. Great review! I have this in my reading pile, but need to get to it soon as it sounds like a good read. :)


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