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Torch Red: Color Me Torn

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic!!!

Loved this book! I can relate to this book so much and it helped me get through a situation that i was personaly going through. Its about a girl named zoe and how she feels like she is the only virgin on earth. I can definately relate to zoe. This book is a must read fo...
Loved this book! I can relate to this book so much and it helped me get through a situation that i was personaly going through. Its about a girl named zoe and how she feels like she is the only virgin on earth. I can definately relate to zoe. This book is a must read for all girls whi struggle with sexuality and peer pressure to have sex. Thank you melody carlson for this book! :)

posted by Anonymous on April 24, 2012

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

by Jenny, a student at the Gereau Center

This book is about a young girl. She is a junior in high school. Within her group of friends she seems to be the only one to still be a virgin. She has never really had a steady boyfriend; she's never really had much of a boyfriend to begin with. This year, she starts d...
This book is about a young girl. She is a junior in high school. Within her group of friends she seems to be the only one to still be a virgin. She has never really had a steady boyfriend; she's never really had much of a boyfriend to begin with. This year, she starts dating this boy Justin; everything is "perfect" with their relationship, until truths start to reveal themselves. Her "perfect" boy has turned out to be nothing but trouble. She goes through a lot of problems and drama with her best friend, the one person she can truly count on to listen and not judge her is Nate. While Justin and Zoe are dating, Zoe and Nate's friendship start to grow. This book is full of drama, but it is quite fun.
"..sunny smile" is an example of alliteration in this book. When she says this she is talking about her grandmother giving her a sweater, and of course when your grandparents give you something, you smile. So we all put on a sunny smile! (page 63)
"..plastic face" is an example of a hyperbole in this book. When someone says plastic face, it doesn't mean their face is actually plastic, it just means that it's not what your face really looks like. You're putting up a fake front to fool people. No one really has a plastic face. (page 63)
"People rats" is an example of personification in this book. The author gave, in my opinion, human characteristics to these rats. Of course to discover these human characteristics you have to read the book, but I will spare you the details while you are reading this review. (page 48)
The best part of this book is when Zoƫ realizes that she doesn't have to be like all the other people in her school. She goes through so much drama throughout the year, but with the right friends she realizes that she doesn't need to change her ways to "fit in". She used to think that she was alone in a big world.. But she now realizes that she has more in common with everyone else than she thinks.
The worst part of this book is, in my opinion, the way the book portrays Christians. In this book it kind of gives the impression that we think we know it all, and that we are waaay better than everyone else. Every time Casey Renwick, the biggest Christian in this book, talks she sounds very condescending. She always tries to push her beliefs down everyone throats and tells them that her way is the right way, the only way that there should ever be. Now I realize that some people do convey their faith like this, but not quite.
This is an interesting book. I don't 100% know if I would recommend this book. I mean I thought it was good, but nothing in it really stuck with me, or jumped out at me. But if you like this author, Melody Carson, I would recommend this book. And if you're big into reading, read the book. But if need an exciting book, this isn't the book for you.

posted by gereau_center_student_JMB on March 10, 2011

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