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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

I had a very vague idea (er...mostly no idea, actually) what TAK

I had a very vague idea (er...mostly no idea, actually) what TAKEN was about when I began reading. Dystopian and some action? Cool, I thought. I'll read this on my transatlantic plane trip, and...

::times passes::

I glanced up at the big TV-clock-thingy. WHAT?! We're ...
I had a very vague idea (er...mostly no idea, actually) what TAKEN was about when I began reading. Dystopian and some action? Cool, I thought. I'll read this on my transatlantic plane trip, and...

::times passes::

I glanced up at the big TV-clock-thingy. WHAT?! We're already landing?! I forced myself to ignore the turbulent ride down to the tarmac--I WAS SO CLOSE TO THE END, and I just HAD to know what would happen!

Fortunately, in case you were worried, I managed to finish just as the plane touched down. And then I managed to think about the book all the way to the baggage claim, all the way home from Stuttgart, and all through the next week too.

Okay, so what did I enjoy so much? GRAY! GRAY, GRAY! It's SO refreshing to read some YA told from a guy's POV--a genuine guy-guy who feels real and rich. He's kickbutt yet also a sweetheart. He's impulsive and sometimes careless, yet he's loyal and determined. And every step he takes is both unpredictable yet utterly consistent with his character.

I also adored the secondary characters--especially how the characters' relationships and emotions evolved as the story progressed and the stakes grew more intense.

I don't want to give away the full story (the Heist is SUCH a delicious secret), but don't worry: the plot matches the characters in its development and depth.

So if you're in the mood for action, dystopian, or a strong, truly heroic hero, then be sure to pick up TAKEN.

posted by SDennard on April 16, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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All 7 reviews are plot spoilers. Please have consideration of other ppls feeling and stop revealing everything in your longwinded reports. We would like to read the book too, but there is no need to even buy the book after you tell everything.

posted by 8888649 on May 10, 2013

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    Posted October 15, 2013

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    Name:Kato. Age:17. Looks:Brown hair that sometimes coveres his eyes. Tanned skin. He is well muscled but not huge. He has bright yellow eyes that have a wild look in them. He is about 6ft 4in. He is mostly wearing a black shirt and pants. He doesn't wear boxers or underwear. ( ;) ). Personality:Nice but he can sometimes get annoyed or angry. Note:He sticks up for his friends. And he never dates. Likes:Girls. Loves:Sex. Dislikes:Guys who hit on his girls. Hates:Fighting and dou.chebags. ^_^

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    Posted October 10, 2013

    Jaime Queen

    Name: Jaime - Age- fifteen - Looks - Medium height, tan, perfect body. Elbow long blond hair, slightly above average ti.ts - Other - Bis<3>exual, a sl.ut - Preferance -Female - Personlity - Hor.ny, funloving

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