Reese can’t remember anything from the time between the accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: She’s different. Malinda Lo’s newest book, Adaptation, is a step away from her usual fare: it’s a young adult science fiction novel set in the near future. As the. Joint Review: Adaptation by Malinda Lo. Posted on October 3, Title: Adaptation. Author: Malinda Lo. Genre: Science Fiction, Horror, Young Adult.
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Reese gets swept up in the whole thing since it escalates rather quickly, but then has a moment where she realises she’s not ready.
The story seemed to stall in a few places, and the end was drawn out. I read this first semester of 8th grade, right before I started questioning, and I vaguely remember having a strong reaction to the fact that two girls were kissing. This is how mystery is done. Flocks of suicidal birds flew themselves to their death by colliding with planes for inexplicable reasons. Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. Aug 13, Katherine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 16, karen rated it liked it Shelves: Adaptation was different from the YA I’ve been reading lately.
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She adaptaiton how to reel adaptaton reader in and while Adaptation had some flaws, you have to give credit where it is due. When people who are supposed to be working for your good turn around and decide you are expendable, now that is real terror and Lo is uncannily adept at narrating the fear, the terror associated with these instances. To add to my confusion, Reese even told herself she would never get into a situation where she would fall in love just because she was afraid to get hurt.
Too-good-to-be-true love interest Amber satisfyingly ll to indeed be too good to be true, although stalwart David, compared at one point to Captain America, remains ridiculously heroic and together throughout. So yeah, Adaptation, man. So their relationship may have had genuine seeds but Amber may have used her talents to get the ball rolling and keep Reese entangled, manipulating her emotionally to keep her pliant.
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Reese’s father has a long talk with her about how he feels like he can love more than one person even though what he’s engaged in isn’t love but lust but it brings up those questions to Reese even further. The romantic elements didn’t work, in my opinion.
This is what happens when you’re a teenager, you’re not just forced to construct a personality and plan out your future but also to determine your sexuality. Believing that this was not a normal occurence, Reese convinces David and Mr. But take away the avant garde atmosphere derived from poetic graffiti in a lesbian bathroom, the eggyolk chambers and birds slamming against airport windows, the essentials I look for in a good book felt lacking: And I was surprised how the reason for the plane crash is added in almost as an afterthought.
Some parents might object. Anderson, a setting that asks us if there’s something more out there right now instead of in the distant future. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!
Books by Malinda Lo. Sep 14, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: Not one quip about Capt Sullenberger?
And still more worse. When Reese unexpectedly collides with the beautiful Amber Gray, her search for the truth is forced in an entirely new direction—and threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret.
First off, this has some awesome bisexual representation. In the middle of the night, a bird crashes against their headlights and the car turns over. The parents here are sensible and portrayed a good caring relationship with their young adult children.
This does not sound like something for me at all. I have friends who aren’t a big fan of her writing, and I’m wondering if that’s a contributing factor. While Ana says that David has no personality, I actually think this affliction applies to Reese as well. David and Reese had that budding romance that didn’t really go anywhere. But if you’re interested in the book for the actual stuff written on the dust cover, then you might be frustrated when all of the action disappears through the middle of the book so that we can explore our main character’s feelings.
Sure I appreciate the novelty of a bisexual heroine in the cusps of sexual awakening but at its core, this still fell prey to the clutches of love triangles and unfounded attraction.
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Governments always keep secrets, they believe it’s better to keep aeaptation people calm and collected, to not rile them or raise their suspicions, but keeping secrets does exactly that. Feb 04, Cyna rated it liked it. In all my reading life, I’ve never been exposed to how far the government would go to hide their secrets.
Aug 22, Shenwei rated it it was amazing Shelves: I do not strictly look for a bigger message in books but there has to be a clear and apparent point to everything.
I grew up watching horror movies, probably long before I should have ever been watching them.