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Loved it, but...
on 15 April 2012
This was a fun book. I'm a fast reader, and I probably finished it in under two hours. I don't know if it was one of those books that you can't put down, because I didn't try - and didn't want to try! The greatest compliment that I can pay a book is wanting to go back and read it again immediately after finishing. This one didn't quite make that standard, but I'll probably be re-reading it within a couple months.
First of all, the whole idea of a gene that allows invisibility is really different. It makes the whole story seem more realistic.
The romance, while there, was not over-the-top. Sam wasn't being the stereotypical teenage-girl-with-a-crush, a character that usually really frustrates me.
Mick. She has to be my favorite character in the first book.
Samantha's tendency to collect other people's clothes was really quite amusing (yes, I over-analyze the little details!)
This one is both a pro and a con: the glimpse of how evil human nature can be. Not exactly pleasant reading, but it's important to remember.
There's a little bit of language. Not so much that it's there, but that it didn't add anything, and so tended to distract. Most of it was Mick, and her character is well established without it.
The descriptions of the experiments. Again, this is both a pro and a con, but these are seriously disturbing. Especially when you know that the Nazis did those types of experiments. This is not a book for young kids to read, certainly not without a parent checking it first.
It ended. And it didn't just end, it ended abruptly. Be warned, the ending of this book is not really a conclusion of any kind. If it's not your thing, don't bother persevering to find out what happened, because you'll need to buy the next two. If you love it, then go ahead and order the next two now, you'll want them!