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starters + the portrait of a starter

I picked up Starters after reading the blurb and seeing the cover. Computer chips?! I am a programmer after all. I had to pick it up. And I am so glad I did. It was absolutely fascinating. I read it pretty much in one sitting and then moved over right to the short story she wrote after it.

The Portrait of a Starter was fun, too. And the premise of these books is different than all the other young adult novels.

It’s rare to find something new and different now and I appreciate it very much when I find it. So I loved it.

And I look forward to the second one.

6 comments to A Book a Week – starters + the portrait of a starter

  • thanks for the recommendation; I added this title on my Goodreads ‘to-read’ list! I didn’t like Hunger Games all that much, but really loved Divergent and Insurgent (another dystopian series), so this one sounds like it will be right up my alley.

  • Jesa

    Happy New Year Karen! I was curious to know if you started reading the book this week or read it the same day?

  • Jesa

    Hello Karen! I meant the first book. I was under the impression that when you posted about a book you finished reading, the book had been read within the week time frame. Does my question make sense? :)

    • karenika

      hmm. i think i understand…. i used to read these books within the week i posted them but then i got ahead a bunch so now i just post a book a week. some of them i read this week, some a long time ago. sometimes i read 5 books a week and sometimes i don’t read one for 4 weeks. i’ve let go of the idea of regulating that particular one :) i hope this doesn’t disappoint you. this particular book was an easy read and if i remember correctly, i read it all in one sitting.

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