Safekeeping: A Novel of Tomorrow

Safekeeping: A Novel of Tomorrow

by Karen Hesse
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Safekeeping 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
desert_warrior13 More than 1 year ago
I'm big into fantasy, action and adventure, so this book was a different read for me. it's definitely not one of those books that gets a lot of publicity, but rather one that is simple yet creative. It's a book that definitely brings out emotions, and towards the end I found myself crying because of it. When I first bought this book I was a little unsure of it, but I'm very glad I bought it, not only because it was a good book, but because it was different yet very powerful. Although it is short, in my opinion it did do the job to be considered a great book. If you're not into reading about someone's day-to-day life, then this may not be for you. Radley basically mentions everything she thinks and feels, so if you get bored with this, may not be too interesting or worth buying. But it is because of this that brings out strong emotion in the reader and makes it a great story about just another person walking down the street, describing their life.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Radley through her personal journey. I don't know that I would have been that strong in that circumstance. An inspiring read.
bookloverer More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend to anyone who loves books about anarchy or the end of the world as we know it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely worth your time.
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Owlmanafanatic16 More than 1 year ago
Very good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all people stop writing the whole story out. You guys ruin the whole story and also you spoil everything >.< grrrr please stop?like really&hellip;
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look, if u dont like spoilers dont read reviews. I hate 'Great book' reviews. I want to know WHY its such a gret book. I dont want to buy a book hardly know what its about. I understand npt liking spoilers. But if you dont like them as soon as u see a four page review, close it. It most likely has spoilers.
DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
This book was a very confusing read, but the ending seems comforting enough, even with the turmoil that goes on between the covers. We pick up Radley trying to return to the U.S. after being in Haiti volunteering to help the refugees. Chaos has erupted in the U.S. and military law has locked things down, even as thugs roam the streets. Its hard to see the world that Radley encounters, and even harder to realize that shes all alone in the world, unable to locate her parents. She is forced to walk everywhere, trying to survive on scraps and what she can find in nature. But along the long walk from her home to Canada, she meets Celia ans together they cross the border and try to survive. I loved the photos that are in the book, they tell so much and match really well with the content of the book around them. This is a hard book to go through, the dark world it puts you in is depressing. But there are rays of light, the kind people that help them, and the fact that Radley still feels the call to help others. That is the most inspiring part, that Radley can still feel the desire to help even though her world is such a mess. The ending is nice, but it seems confusing and short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No substance.
Rumor_Has_It More than 1 year ago
Radley is volunteering in Haiti when the President of the United States has been assassinated and all hell has broken loose. Radley is focused on one thing&hellip; getting home to her parents. I was quite intrigued with the synopsis. I started reading this book and I couldn&rsquo;t put it down. The story is told in three parts symbolizing the three phases of Radley&rsquo;s adventure/story. The first third of the book is fast paced consisting of Radley traveling back into the States to reunite with her parents. My adrenaline was pumping and my anxiety was at about 100 because like Radley, I too wanted to get back to her parents and find out what happened. It was written that well. It does lose a bit of momentum after that initial rush but all in all, the story was engaging, coercing me into turning the pages at rapid speed. Imagine my surprise when I was left in a confused state of mind upon finishing this book and thinking of a 3.5 rating. It wasn&rsquo;t difficult to believe in a United States that has been broken. It wasn&rsquo;t difficult to believe that any part of this book could and would happen. What was difficult to believe was that we never learn about the American People&rsquo;s Party, why they took over, why the assassination, and a world of other questions pertaining to a very broken United States happening in real time&hellip; The world building was non-existent in this book. These questions were what motivated me to keep on reading because I kept thinking that eventually all these questions would be answered. Perhaps not in part one or even part two but part three? Surely in part three. They were not. Something else that was off; the pictures that were introduced in part two of the book. I think I would have liked them more if they had been placed in the book from the beginning. I know why they were plugged in when they were but they didn&rsquo;t always make sense. As always I recommend that you read this one and let me know what you think because you might like it more than me. I was expecting more but it just fell short with me. On to the next one! ARC was provided by Feiwel &amp; Friends via NetGalley.