Wanted to like it, but just couldn't. To be fair, what Applegate was trying to do was pretty tough, and I know she didn't want to give things away too early, but what she couldn't reveal and the hints she dropped is what I didn't like because I figured it out right away. I have no idea how I'd have written it differently. All I know is I didn't enjoy it, the characters didn't grab my interest in the slightest, and I had to struggle to finish it. I'll still donate it to my school library, because there will be students who will enjoy it, but I'm glad it's a stand alone because I wouldn't want to be buying book two.
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