I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Maladapted by Richard Kurti after winning a competition on Twitter for World Book Day Teen Fest. I finally got round to reading it and it was so good. The plot was original and the characters were easy to love (and hate).
The characters were well developed and the main ones lovable. I felt sorry for Cillian throughout the book as things just kept going wrong for him. Often you, as the reader, were in the same position as Cillian - unsure who to trust and what was going on. I had high hopes that Tess wouldn't betray Cillian's trust as she was a great strong character with massive struggles of her own. (I won't tell you if she does or not as that would be telling).
It was horrifying to realise that the society in the book is not too far from the reality of our world. It's scary to think we are close to living in a society so focused on technology and science rather than interaction, free speech and faith.
Overall, this book was amazing. It did end of a cliff-hanger so I am excited to see how Cillian and Tess' story continues. I would recommend this book especially to those who want a unique dystopian read that is set in a world not too far from our own.
Hi, I'm Megan. I'm a 17 year old from England. This year I have decided to do something different so have set myself challenges of 18 things to do before I turn 18.
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