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A girl is caught in a world where this choice is fiercely contested. In the cross-fire between the Red and White...
A girl is caught in a world where this choice is fiercely contested. In the cross-fire between the Red and White empires, the feeling and the unfeeling, each bent on the other's destruction, the girl must choose between emotion and oblivion, joining the ranks with the Reds as they fight to resist the Whites, but all the while struggling with her own desperate ambivalence.
All That Is Red is a story of survival and a journey through the human condition, revealing how the intimate euphoria of pain can sometimes be all we have to remind us that we are alive.
Anna Caltabiano is fifteen years old. She was born in British colonial Hong Kong to a Japanese mother and an Italian-American father, before moving to Palo Alto, California; the mecca of futurism. Her writing explores and exposes an adolescent dystopia in which accepted traditions, religions, cultures and communities have been eroded, resulting in a lost generation consumed by social apathy and self-loathing which has found solace through electronic connections. Unsettling, engaging and surprisingly erudite, All That Is Red is a remarkably assured debut from an ascending literary star.
I really enjoyed this book and I don't say that that often. It's been a while since I've looked back on something that I have read and said yes, I'm very happy to have read that. I can say that every time I look at my copy of All That is Red. It changed the why I look at my daughter. I have more of a sense for what she's going through. Brava!
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Posted February 26, 2013
All That Is Red is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 8, 2012
Went into this not thinking I'll enjoy a young adult book. (Let's face it. It's been a while since I was a young adult!) I only picked this book up in the first place because I was interested in the subject matter. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It's not often that a young adult book actually deals with something more than vampires, zombies, or unicorns. Refreshing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 5, 2012
i loooooove love love this book! i kinda cheated....i was walking in barnes & noble yesterday and thought i would check out some books. i found this book and i figured 'whats the harm'...... and OMG!!! right there in the center isle all shinny and new was all that is red!!!!
i took it home and read striaght thorugh the night (thank lord i was off work today) and it is the perfect book to follow hunger games!!!! everyone should read this book!!!! its nothing short from AMAZING!!!! now the only problem is, how long until caltabiano writes her next book lol :-D