Friday, December 30, 2011

XVI by Julia Karr Review

xviXVI by Julia Karr 
Publisher: Speak/Puffin 
Pub. Date: January 6th 2011
Pages: 325
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world-even the most predatory of men-that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past-one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer

My Thoughts:

When I got this book I didn’t think it would have anything to do with sex what so ever. Well that’s what I get for judging a book by it’s cover and back cover. If you like dark books, then this is def the one for you. This book is just so crazy! Like they have these little things that are embedded in their skin behind their ear and their talking and telling them what to do, how to do it, what to wear. Turning sixteen is supposed to be this coming of age thing but in this world it’s where sex is okie to do and it’s even commended.  Turning sixteen in this society could possibly get you killed. This one was just so hard to read and it’s soooo dark. Sometimes I had to put it down because I just couldn’t read it. The writing was really good. The characters were beyond words. It’s one of those books that I don’t think I would want my daughter to read unless she was older and understood what sex really is. It’s just that dark. I do have to give props to the author for writing something that most authors don’t put a touch on. I give this one 4 out of 5 paws.

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As always,
That Chick That Reads

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