Glow

Glow

Book - 2011
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Part of the first generation to be conceived in deep space, fifteen-year-old Waverly is expected to marry young and have children to populate a new planet, but a violent betrayal by the dogmatic leader of their sister ship could have devastating consequences.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2011
ISBN: 9780312590567
0312590563
9781250007834
Branch Call Number: Teen Rya
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 22 cm

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white_sparrow_18
Nov 02, 2015

Overall, I think this is a good book. I did find it to be pretty similar to "Across the Universe", by Beth Revis, to the point where I was getting them a little confused. The authors style does feel, at least to me, a little simplistic, almost like talking to a little kid. Anyway, if you're looking for a good, engrossing book, this is a good choice. Very fast paced, and good setting/plot.

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artemishi
Aug 07, 2013

This one is difficult to review, because the major themes of the book and the author's handling of them were both engaging and off-putting. I definitely felt like the main female character was more well-developed than the main male character. I do like how she juxtapositions the way the boys handle survival as opposed to the way the girls do, although both sides seem predictable. There seems to be a question of whether monotheistic (Christian, really) faith is a requisite part of society, or a tool for evil, which seems like a very shallow and exclusionary argument. The pacing of the book was certainly fast, which makes it a quick read, and I appreciate the level of detail Ryan included in space travel and physics. Ultimately, I don't care enough about Waverly or Kieran to reach for the sequel, but I think if her arguments were less heavy-handed, this could be a compelling YA series.

Dimmu16 Aug 23, 2012

Glow was amazing! I really liked the story! I can't wait for the next book!

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starkitty24
Jul 11, 2012

i thought this was a pretty good book! amazing. can't wait for the next one! it's called "Spark" i believe??

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TinaLHL
Jun 02, 2012

I thought this was a pretty good story until the end where is got very preachy. Which isn`t my thing.

snowy3397 May 28, 2012

I found the characters annoying and stupid. They're just 15, so the way they acted seemed funny because what they were expression was so "deep".

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dprodrig
Dec 09, 2011

I really enjoyed this book - I can't wait until the next one.

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MusicGirl107
Jul 06, 2014

MusicGirl107 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 16

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emluvstoskate
Aug 19, 2015

Aboard The Empyrean, a ship heading for the new earth, are friends Waverly and Kieran. Together, they must stop Anne Mather, the captain of the New Horizon, a ship that attacks the Empyrean and takes all the girls in order to save the New Horizon's population.

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taylerm
Jul 10, 2014

"A leader is a dealer in hope"

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