Sunday, August 11, 2013

One World United by Jean Marie Stanberry {Book Review}

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This book is set in a time when the government controls everything as a dictatorship. It became this way after the third World War where there were many casualties and much of the world was ruined.

The main character Sion, a young woman who has grown up sheltered and into what can be considered slavery in the new world. There is no option to rebel against the government, and the very thought is unheard of. 

Sion doesn't want to get married to her government assigned partner, however if she defies the government she will be killed. Eventually Sion gets married to Athens and they are assigned to spend their working and personal lives in Zone Eight. It's the slums, and Sion's eyes are opened up to how the world really is.

Her ex husband Santiago is also living in Zone Eight. Eventually Athens runs away to his previous lover, and Sion ends up in the arms of her ex husband. Things get hairy, and the four of them, after some time, end up running away together.

Where do I start on explaining the type of writing style this author has? I felt as if I was proofreading my younger siblings assignment for a class project. In other words, I found it poorly written. It's simple and to the point, which I can't complain about. I know, some author's have their own writing style and I don't want to criticize this too much, but in my opinion this just didn't meet my standards of writing.

Although, I found things to be repeated over and over again. I found myself skipping over the parts that were already explained earlier in the book. This became distracting, and lowered my opinion of the book despite the plot. I would rate this book a 4/5.

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