One of the best books this year!!
This must be one of my favourite books of the year (well last year now, 2012)! I underestimated it by far, and I'm awfully angry at myself for thinking so, but I guess that worked its favour as well, as I was truly blown away. The Darkest Minds is filled to the brim with heart-wrenching moments, magical characters and a style of writing that just captures your heart and soul. Its near impossible to describe in words how awesome this book was. It draws you in and steals your breath away, really easily. This book is gonna be the type that will make everyone who reads it, fall in love.
I thought that it was really clever to have written Ruby the way she is. Even if her childhood was ruined beyond repair, she isn't as broken or destroyed as you'll expect her to be. I thought that she was really fragile at the start, because of what she did to her parents and her best friend, and she was, but in a different way entirely. She was fragile in a way that she didn't want to hurt people, not fragile in the way that people hurt her. I thought that this was brilliant.
Ruby is smart, aware, guarded, kind, thoughtful, selfless and very brave, very very brave. In the final pages of the book, it was so obvious what she was going to do, but that made it all the worse when she did it. It broke my heart, that last bit of sacrifice, and I can only hope that Ruby has the ability to bring back memories.
Throughout the entire book, I have wondered what Red's powers are. I thought that maybe they were the worst of all the colours, because a lot of people consider red bad, you know, like blood. I reckon that we might find out what they are truly like in the next book...
The Drakest Minds is one of the best books to be written, and it is certainly shouldn't be missed.
-I thought that the camp idea was brilliant, but I don't believe it was the right thing to do, of course.
-Writing style was perfect!
-The ending was so sad...