Pure

Pure

[a Novel]

Book - 2012
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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
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781455503063
1455503061
Branch Call Number: F BAG NVD
Characteristics: 434 p. ; 24 cm

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One of the best books I have read. The world that Julianna creates and the details she put into the world after the Detonations. I feel in love with every character and their story. I would highly recommend this novel. EF

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horta2
Mar 12, 2017

Wonderful.
A must read trilogy.

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mommared
Jan 01, 2017

While this book had many interesting qualities...like the fusing of humans to their environment. I felt the author took too long to get to certain aspcts of the story. I was intrigued, I doubt I will read the sequel. I just sort of lost interest towards the end.

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red_panda_311
Jul 30, 2016

Kinda s weird (in a good way book). It is a futuristic book and maybe not my favorite but still kept my interest.

samdog123 Apr 07, 2015

This is the start of a trilogy. If you enjoyed the 'Cinder' or 'Hunger Games,' you're sure to enjoy this one too. An alternate world is created when a detonation either kills or maims those who survived. Anyone who was in the dome, remains 'pure' and was not affected by the blast. When Partridge, a 'pure' escapes from the dome, he meets Pressia, a survivor from outside the dome. The world is about to change and these characters are to play a big part in that. I enjoyed the character development but found the end a bit rushed. Still, I enjoyed this book and will look for the next in the series.

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missjanetdee
Feb 09, 2015

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.

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StephFurlan
Oct 29, 2014

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/

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21221018293347
May 28, 2014

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.

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Violet_Cat_646
Feb 18, 2014

Its good for those who like this kind of stuff

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ChocolateChips
Jan 24, 2014

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.

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Favouri
Aug 02, 2016

Favouri thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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ChocolateChips
Jan 24, 2014

ChocolateChips thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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ChocolateChips
Jan 24, 2014

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

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ChocolateChips
Jan 24, 2014

Violence: Some intense fights

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chippy7
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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