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Right Until The End until the end Spoiler MaybeBut what I detested the most was the ending especially for a school book even though it is my pet hate in all circles The ending "is a gimmick to make you buy the next book It ends on the cliffhanger No book should end on a "a gimmick to make you buy the next book It ends on the cliffhanger No book should end on a It means the story is incomplete and not properly structured or else you are wanting to milk your readers for twice the amount of cash I refuse This will not be the first book I have abandoned here Structure your plot properly care for your readers especially in this country where SA books cost a fortune and we will care for you in return Having taught English for 10 years I can safely say this has been the worst novel I ve ever taught My problems with the bookCharacters The characters are poorly developed Ettie is an unreliable narrator and her personality does little to nothing to create sympathy in the reader If I don t care about the character s goals what is the point in reading about her In addition the other central characters are not memorable in any way The society in Slum City is so striated that it makes things unnecessarily difficult The book could have worked just fine with three main classes the posh the workers and the rejects Sub sectors of each class should not take up as much plot time as they do Bulbring gives us no reason to care about the other classes as they are often only used to further the storyline There is nothing inherently wrong with this but then don t ask us to care about these groups who serve no real purpose Structure The story structure gives the impression that it was written as one lengthy novel but was then cut randomly in order to make a seueltrilogy Once again I have nothing against a good seuel but the books should be well written enough to stand alone The general feedback from students is that the novel s ending is illogical and frustrating Worldbuilding The novel is set in the dystopian Slum City and Bulbring does everything she can to constantly remind us that this world is so deeply broken and people have lost all sense of their common humanity However she seems to have decided on the is approach and conseuently the novel is peppered with unnecessarily graphic descriptions of fist sized flies oppressive heat bug juice rats poor sanitation sweat etc etc Such imagery has shock value initially but then the reader is desensitised and the conditions she describes become normal In addition the language consistently prevents the reader from building a fluid relationship to any aspect of the story because some descriptions are so unnecessarily gross The real tragedy of this situation is that the department of education had the potential to choose something truly remarkable yet they chose this I will not be reading book Drudge will begin her fate mate mate will be chosen Like everyone else her future is marked by the numbers on her spine But Ettie decides to challenge her destiny And in so doing she fulfils the prophecy that was spoken of before she even exist. Me from connecting with her She states that she has to hide her true feelings all the time so people don t use them against her which is fair enough good and believable character trait "But Then Her Thoughts Need To Show "then her thoughts need to show actual feelings She is an inexplicable robot much of the timeThis is made worse by the fact that for a large part of the story Ettie isn t really the hero Or at least she is unaware of and uninvolved with the machinations going on around her I do think that the side ick or the bystander viewpoint can be interesting but once you realise what s going on it just Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) kind of makes her seem like an idiot view spoiler Of course she is the actual Chosen One but none of that becomes relevant in this book hide spoiler this book was just simply amazing i enjoyed reading it there was never a dull point in the book i was on the edge of my sit with every twist and turn that came along with this book just simply loved it The Mark is a dystopian novel that takes place after the world has burned and the sun beats down mercilessly It is hell on earth in ways than one The elite few have all the privileges and use their power to dominate everyone else There are horrific human rights violations in every chapter One of them is to discard people once they lose their usefulnessA girl named Juliet who goes by Ettie is raised as an orphan and trained to do menial labor as a drudge Before you roll your eyes at what you may consider to be yet another YA dystopia read you can be reassured that The Mark by Edyth Bulbring isn t cast in the same mould as The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins as so many recent releases have been Instead the work has a grittier scratchy behind the eyes feel that one would expect with George Orwell s 1984 Ettie alsonown as Juliet Seven isn t the special girl with the super abilities who is going to save the world and overthrow the evil ruling elite She s no one She s a drudge a young woman fated to work in a menial job until she s only fit for the Reject Dump Her Mark which she desperately tries Oh please this book is awesomeI Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe know there isn t descriptions about the characters in this one that s because the author wanted us to create them ourselvesthis book is so savage whoahoping for a part 2 Yet again I find myself asking why this was chosen as a school setwork book Yes the author is South African and I want to support South African writers But I find myself less inclined to want to support them when they are forced on me and I feel that the reason is not in the best interests of ouridsI found the characters rather stunted I now
that there is a distinction between appearance vs reality let s use the phrase that EVERYONE is going to use there is a distinction between appearance vs reality let s use the phrase that EVERYONE is going to use discuss this well indoctrinated ids but there is very very little that actually shows the reality and not the appearance I don t want to take it as fact that a character is really ind and caring I want actual proof of it and in than one place please The world building was we. Trols each person’s destiny The Machine decides what work you will do and who your life partner will be In this world everyone must make their contribution Some than others Juliet Seven – “Ettie” – will soon turn 15 and her life as .
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