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5.0 2
Young Adult Fiction 4190
One Fast Ride
(Updated: December 01, 2011)
Overall rating
Writing Style
From the very first page I was hooked. The writing is gripping and grabs you by the collar and won't let you go. This dystopia is a world where any kind of paranormal ability is outlawed. Killing Paranormals is like a holiday event. Caitlyn is fearful for not only herself but her family but she also is sick of running and wants to be normal. The world that Rainfield gives us is haunting and terrifying. Patrols roam the streets and schools looking for Paras to turn in. What's even more scary is when Caitlyn runs into her long lost brother who has secrets of his own. She struggles with his radical beliefs but wonders if she should follow him. The complex family dynamics are played out in a real and very heartwrenching way.

One other thing I really loved about this story is Rainfield doesn't give us stereotypical characters but rather ones that struggle with their own weaknesses and doubts. Caityln is attracted to a Normal and when he lets it slip he might be with those against Paras, we're shown the struggles and conflicts he goes through when he finds out Caityln's truth.

Powerful writing shows us a glimpse of a horrific world that is complete with hate and paranoia. Though most are brainwashed there is still hope for a better world.

I couldn't put this story down. Highly recommended.
Good Points
1. Action packed suspense
2. Believable and likeable characters
3. Great twist with paranormal elements in a dystopian world
4. Multi-layered characters
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