by Julianna Baggott
Grand Central Publishing
My Thoughts on Pure:
Pure is a story about fierce survival and never forgetting where you came from.
Pure is fantastic dystopian that will chill and thrill readers. What happens when all is lost to the majority and only a few survive who are "pure"? What happens to a world where some have been protected from the radioctive fallout, and yet many were left with the concequences?
When some people created a Dome, a dome meant to save, the majority of people were left outside, left to survive. Crazy disfigurements plague the population just as deadly dust and ash coats their lungs, and the madness of desolation and loss also disfigure and transform people.
With a rebellion inside and outside of the Dome happening, and as the past is being reaped to our characters in the present we find ourselves realizing that the barren planet is far less destructive than the people who caused it into its present state. With government and scientific turmoil rampant we soon find a group of characters fighting for their past and striving to save our future.
In Pure we are introduced to two amazing characters Pressia and Partridge, one born in the Wretches and one born Pure in the Dome. What these teens soon find out is that their worlds are not so far off from each other, and that our strength is in the inside of us at the hardest of times.
Pressia was close to the detonation of the bombs and has been disfigured by the blast by melting a doll into one of her hands. In a world rocked by mutations this is the least of her problems as she soon will become of an age that her society sends teens into work camps or to their armies. Trying to keep hidden while trying and also saving her family Pressia soon finds herself at the front line of revolution, and at a crossroads for her future.
Partridge was born in the Dome to one of the founders its creation. While being under the shadow of an important political and scientific figure Partridge soon finds himself questioning all of the conditioning treatments that he is undergoing as a requirement of the Dome while at the same time he finds himself at the edge of a memory that becomes a reality.
Pure will astound readers with its shocking dystopian qualities while at the same time they will be breathless with the climactic suspense and mystery that is in this future world. What secrets have been hidden through the Dome's walls that these two teens will rip apart?
We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . . Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . . There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.
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