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Friday, June 22, 2012 | By: Traci

Review: Pure by Julianna Baggott

Pure (Pure, #1)Pure by Julianna Baggott
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While this book is very creative and unlike anything that I've read before, I wasn't too in love with the story.

I love Pressia, the main character. She's a likable character. She's easy to like because she's very easy to relate to even if she is a character that most of us really can't say we identify with because we do not have a condition such as herself.

The world as we know it has collapsed due to a nuclear explosion. Those that did not die, found themselves fused to the items and objects they were holding or were near at the time of the explosions. The problem is, not everyone died or became fused to objects. Some of them live in a very nice, and very controlled environment called the Dome. The Dome is a sore spot for many people that are living because many people there are called Pure's and some are sure they had an advance warning that something was going to happen that day.

The story follows Pressia, about to turn 16 as she attempts to hide from the OSR, a special operation military team that many feel is trying to overthrow the Dome, but are ruthless and many people fear them.

I like the world building in this novel. The world that Pressia lives in, is definitely a lot different than the world that Pure people of the Dome live in. However, one thing that really, really bothered me about this novel is how it was written. Instead of showing us something, there is a lot of telling. I get the feeling that it's artistic choice here, and sometimes it works, but it really does drive me crazy most of the time. It's not constant so sometimes we actually get nice detail and other times we get a lot of telling us about what characters do and how they behave. A consistent story-telling style would have done this book a world of justice.



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