Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Crossed by Ally Condie
I have to say Crossed was just meh for me. I felt like there was very little progress in the story from where it started to where it ended so it came off like a filler book for sales between the beginning and ending of the story (books 1 and 3). Maybe I'm off base but that is what I thought of it. The story in this book could have been handled in a few chapters in one of the other books just as well. You can't very well skip this one if you plan on reading Reached, the third installment in the trilogy. However, it's not engaging and feels sort of futile when you finish and if you could skip it, that would be my recommendation.
**EDITED to add:
HUH. I thought for sure I had reviewed Matched, the first book in this series. I must have dreamed it because I distinctly remember writing a beautiful and detailed review about how much I loved the theme of the power of words in this story. I love that poetry played an important role in the plot. I loved the issue of self-determination. I really liked the book and consider it something more substantial.