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  • Posted August 18, 2012

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    I loved Pale! I loved the cover! Mostly I loved the message this

    I loved Pale! I loved the cover! Mostly I loved the message this short
    novella carried within its pages. Pales are dead people who have been
    injected with the Lazarus Serum and brought back to life. They are
    different in appearance. One of the side effects of the serum is that
    they wake up totally devoid of any color, hence the name Pale. The fact
    that they are the dead and look like the dead pretty much gives everyone
    else reasons enough to isolate them. We explore racism, prejudice
    thoughts and bullying in Pale. We also explore what happens when things
    are turned around and the cool kid is no longer cool and the bully
    becomes the bullied. I think the issues brought up in this book are
    obviously still prevalent today. This book would be great for kids in
    middle school. Bullying is becoming more and more of a problem in our
    schools and I think we need to find more creative ways to tackle this
    and the other issues brought to light in the book. This book lends the
    opportunity to discuss these issues in a more neutral way. I was
    completely impressed by the writing and how things unfolded. I think our
    youth would be able to relate and walk away with very important
    messages. Yes, this is a novella. Yes, there were details not included
    that could have added to the story. No, I don’t feel as if I was
    cheated. I think all was perfect just as it was because the most
    important details were there. I consider this a good foundation and
    would be excited to read the next installment if Chris Wooding chooses
    to go there. I definitely recommend this read to everyone! ARC was
    provided by Stoke Books via NetGalley.

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