Baggott, Julianna

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll's head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a "Pure" dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., ©2012 (Printed in the United States of America)
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 1455508713
Characteristics: 431 pages ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Grand Central Pub


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Feb 16, 2015
  • missjanetdee rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an engrossing read...be sure to clear your calendar for a couple of days because you will NOT be able to put it down once you get started.

Very well-written; the prose is powerful and visually stimulating. This author is adept at bringing the characters to life, vividly, with compelling storytelling and visceral imagery.

I loved this book; I've read it twice. I'm still amazed it hasn't yet received the type of mainstream recognition it so richly deserves. If you enjoyed the Hunger Games series of books, add Pure to your reading list.

Oct 29, 2014
  • StephFurlan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved the detailed descriptions. I’m a fan of imagery; it helps me play out stories like a movie in my head. However, sometimes when an author describes a world too much, it slows down the process of the story. I felt some parts of the novel were too slow for my liking and it only becomes action-packed and mission driven towards the second-half.

Despite the minor issues I had with the novel, I think Pure is worth the read if you’re looking for something completely new or in the mood for a fresh take on a dystopian story.

Complete Review: http://feistylittlewoman.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/review-pure/

May 28, 2014
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Post apocalyptic America. Those who were affected by the Detonation, the Wretches, but suffered extreme hardships; and those who survived inside the Dome, the Pures, controlled by the man who inflicted the world with the Detonation. This is a high action, interesting read. The characters are well formulated and relationships are developed with each character as you read. Ms. Baggott has researched the topic of nuclear disasters well and has created a believable post apocalyptic society. This is book one of a fantastic yet brutal trilogy. A good read all around.

Feb 18, 2014
  • Violet_Cat_646 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Its good for those who like this kind of stuff

Jan 24, 2014
  • ChocolateChips rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Quite similar to The Hunger Games, but somehow even more disturbing. Full of terrifying images, well-presented characters, political intrigue and just a hint of romance. A tough but mesmerizing read.

Nov 10, 2013
  • hanstra rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful, powerful, and perfect. A heavy, sobering read, but completely worth it.

Sep 27, 2013
  • SALUBRIE rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Ugh! Baggott is obviously a good writer.. but such nightmarish stuff without relief... This one was definitely not for me.

Mar 21, 2013
  • Burgundy_Bat_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved it. The writing is so gorgeous and the whole world that's been created is unique and has just a touch of surreal. It's also a bit disturbing. It's very thick and intricate to read, though, and near the end of the book, the romance really tangled up the plot. I couldn't tell who was falling in love with who.

Mar 19, 2013
  • lmcshane rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hollywood loves trilogies -- this one is being made into a movie: http://pure-book.com/

Feb 18, 2013
  • sit_walk rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Dark, surprising, and an engrossing read. Think Hunger Games but better. Much better! I don't know if there's going to be a film made of this, but it's a very filmic story.

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Jan 24, 2014
  • ChocolateChips rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The gory aftereffects of nuclear detonation are described again and again.

Jan 24, 2014
  • ChocolateChips rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Some intense fights


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Jan 24, 2014
  • ChocolateChips rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ChocolateChips thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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Apr 27, 2012

we know you are here, brothers and sisters.
We will, one day emerge from the Dome to join you in peace.
But for now we watch from afar, benevolently.


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