domingo, 31 de agosto de 2014

Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

Publicado por Paulina J. en 8:00
Title: Frr To Fall
Author: Lauren Miller
Publisher: Harper Teen

What if there was an app that told you what song to listen to, what coffee to order, who to date, even what to do with your life—an app that could ensure your complete and utter happiness? 

What if you never had to fail or make a wrong choice?

What if you never had to fall?

Fast-forward to a time when Apple and Google have been replaced by Gnosis, a monolith corporation that has developed the most life-changing technology to ever hit the market: Lux, an app that flawlessly optimizes decision making for the best personal results. 

Just like everyone else, sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn knows the key to a happy, healthy life is following what Lux recommends. When she’s accepted to the elite boarding school Theden Academy, her future happiness seems all the more assured. But once on campus, something feels wrong beneath the polished surface of her prestigious dream school. 

Then she meets North, a handsome townie who doesn’t use Lux, and begins to fall for him and his outsider way of life. Soon, Rory is going against Lux’s recommendations, listening instead to the inner voice that everyone has been taught to ignore — a choice that leads her to uncover a truth neither she nor the world ever saw coming.

Although the premise of everyone being dependant on an app, something that is quite real, a girl in my class had an anxiety attack because her Instagram app wasn’t working: so yeah I could believe that a world where people can’t live without a certain phone.  

My problem with the book was the execution of the plot. Our main character Rory loves her Gemini at first and doesn’t understand why her best friend doesn’t but as soon as a cute guy tells her that the same thing then he must be right. You don’t need a love interest to start questioning things especially if said guy is creepy enough to put a camera and a tracker on you.

Another pet peeve of mine is that authors need to make the main character special somehow, in this case Rory was a Hepta, and in other words she is a perfect student that will shine bright with no effort in her school. A person doesn’t need special abilities or to be different from everyone else to be interesting.

I think that this is a book for people who are just discovering the Dystopian genre since it's not too log and is a standalone novel.

Rating: 2.5 stars out of five. 

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