May 30, 2013

Review: Furious by Jill Wolfson

Three high school girls become the avenging Furies of Greek legend.
We were only three angry girls, to begin with. Alix, the hot-tempered surfer chick; Stephanie, the tree-hugging activist; and me, Meg, the quiet foster kid, the one who never quite fit in. We hardly knew each other, but each of us nurtured a burning anger: at the jerks in our class, at our disappointing parents, at the whole flawed, unjust world.
We were only three angry girls, simmering uselessly in our ocean-side California town, until one day a mysterious, beautiful classmate named Ambrosia taught us what else we could be: Powerful. Deadly. Furious.
 I have read quite a few books with the Mythological theme. While this is a story of mythology, it is totally unique and so much more. The setting is an ordinary school. In an ordinary town with ordinary people & problems. Except for the main character and her circle of friends. I really like the twists the author weaves in & out of the story. It's not often, if ever, that the main character turns out to be an anti-hero. Usually they are the ʺgood guysʺ. In this fabulous story they are not. Nor are they completely evil....not yet. They go through some pretty bad situations. I found myself trying very hard to identify with their plight. What makes the characters even better is that they are likable people. Teenagers are often misunderstood. Being a Minor-Goddess can hardly be easy, especially when you have Major-Goddesses pulling on your puppet strings. It's a wild ride to find out who wins this little war of good & evil. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is ready for a different kind of hero story. Happy Reading!!
Publisher- Henry Holt and Co. BYR
Reviewer  Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program in an exchange of a honest review!


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