Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

In a desolate parallel world filled with violence, no one can be trusted...

This was an intense book. I was very impressed with it. First of all, it is a young adult thriller, which there are not too many of, and secondly, it was a WELL WRITTEN thriller. I can probably count on one hand the amount of times that happens.
Admittedly, this book was a tad too violent for me. However, it was still quite excellent. It was really interesting to see how Jack's mind started kind of deteriorating after he was kidnapped, sometimes speaking in first person, and sometimes speaking about himself in third. I also thought the difference between Jack and Conner's reactions to Marbury was intriguing as well. While Jack couldn't stop himself from going back, Conner stayed true to his original desire to destroy the glasses. Great book.

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