Teen Tuesday is so pleased to have Taylor P., one of our patrons and an avid reader contribute the following review of one of this year’s Alex Award winning books, Pure by Julianna Baggott. The Alex Award is given every year to ten Adult books recommended for teens.
There were many different qualities in the novel Pure that pertained to nuclear science and the hardships of people who had to endure nuclear bombs. It is the main reason I fell in love with the novel itself.
Only a week after the Detonations hit, everything anyone had ever known had been obliterated. Black rain and fire swept over the land leaving many injured or dead. One building survived the bombs and it is called the Dome. It is also known as where the Pure people live. The Pure had never stepped outside since the Detonations and were never introduced to the toxins the Detonations left behind. The people living outside of the Dome are known as Wretches, the people who had been exposed to bombs first hand and had to live with the horrors the bombs left them. Everyone lost something after the Detonations: from losing family members to being fused to the Earth, its animals, plants, and everyday man-made items. The people on the outside have witnessed all of man’s mistakes and are now starting to wonder when the people inside the Dome will make their appearance and help them.
From the moment I read the prologue of the novel I knew I would love it. The storyline and character developments intrigued me and drew me in to this very moment. If you have an interest for an adventure, drama, and a breath-taking experience, then read Pure. There will also be two other novels written to complete this trilogy and I can’t wait to read them!
If you liked Pure by Julianna Baggott, then you might like Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry, Soulless by Christopher Golden, and The Other Life: The Weepers by Susanne Winnacker which I thought were all wonderful!