Release Date: April 26th 2011
Genre: Dystopian Satire
Source: eBook from Library
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I don't know how I ended up reading this, quite honestly. I'm just not a huge fan of tons of sex in my books, or tons of religious stuff, and so logic says that this is THE book to avoid. But I picked it up anyway, because I was kind of curious. A satire dystopia about teen pregnancy and the power of media? Intriguing for sure!
But the whole novel just rubbed me the wrong way. It was really easy, yet hard at the same time, to remember that it was meant to be satirical, because of the overbearing nature of it. It seemed like the author was trying so hard to get her point across, that the message was more important than quality writing.
The characters were sort of weird. Melody and Harmony were such polar opposites. They both seemed pretty two-dimensional, but they almost seemed like real people when compared with the male characters. Just overall they were flat, and it was fairly obvious that they were meant to be nothing more than pawns in the story.
I honestly do appreciate the message this novel was trying to send about media and sex and choices, but this didn't seem to be the right medium for me personally.