Wednesday, March 05, 2014

AboveAbove by Isla Morley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: Dystopian/Sci-fi




The beginning of Blythe's story is one of sadness and survival. This part of the book chronicles Blythe's life as a captive of Dobbs Hordin, the length of her captivity and the things that she endured inside an abandoned missile silo is heartwrenching to read. Blythe must get above but will she be able to learn survive up there as she learnt to survive in the silo.

The second half of the book chronicles Blythe's life above the silo and this is where the book turns into dystopian fiction. What Blythe didn't know is that not only was she dragging herself into a collapsed world but she was also taking her son into a world that would like to harvest his perfection from him. Luckily along the way the find people willing to help them and finally there is hope.

Some parts of this story, particularly those in art one, are hard to read due to the subject matter and then there are other parts that seem monotonous.
My favorite character was Arlo because he never gave up on trying to find Blythe. Of course most hated character was Dobbs and in my opinion he died in a more peaceful way than he should have. I don't know about anyone else but when a character is evil defined it is always nice to see justice done to them in a particularly heinous way but Dobb's death was not like this but there was a small consolation that at least if anyone did it it got to be Blythe that did him in even if he was right about the end of the world and all.

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