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Les Miserables meets Newsies, minus all the singing and dancing numbers. Sounds amazing, right? Well, I personally wouldn’t call it amazing, but it was an okay book. There were parts that had me bored beyond tears and other parts that were able to get my heart racing. For the most part though, the book was just below average. Ty and Colin live a life of starvation and poverty. They work in Metaltown, a fictitious factory-based town. I think Simmons did a great job of getting the tone and feel of the book down. The story is told through three main points of view, those of Ty, Colin, and Lena. Lena is a spoiled, rich girl and has no idea what life is like for Ty and Colin. But that doesn’t stop Colin from falling for her and pretty much forgetting about Ty. That hurt me because I liked Ty so much more. After everything, I still don’t see much of a point to the book, but it was interesting enough. Although this isn’t my favorite book by the author, I’ll still continue to pick up any and all books by her.

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Author Kristen Simmons
Star Count 2/5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Tor Teen
Publish Date 2016-09-20
ISBN 9780765336620
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Issue December 2016
Category Young Adult


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