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"Wither" by Lauren DeStefano

Wither was a wonderful book with a strange concept and wonderful story plot. It's set in the near future. Female humans only live until they're 20 years old, and males only live until they're 25. To keep the population going, house Governors have girls kidnapped and brought to them. The governor chooses which ones they like best, and force them to marry him, and then they impregnate the girls so they have kids early. This is all while they're still teenagers.

So the concept is a little... sickening. But not because Lauren DesStafano wrote it in a bad fashion. On the contrary, it was very very good. The style in which she wrote the book was perfect for this dystopian novel.

I loved all the characters the most, out of any element of the book. Rhine, the MC, was a very real person with her mixed emotions. Even Linden, as clueless about everything as he was, was the perfect character for his role. He wasn't evil as every reader probably assumed he would be at first and almost became a truly lovable character. The events made the reader hate the right character throughout the book, and then easily made me, at least, swear at Cecily at the end. DeStefano got reaction.

The book was beautifully written and very very interesting. I can't wait until the next of the Chemical Gardens Trilogy comes out called Fever. You should definitely read this.

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