Monday, January 23, 2012

The Unwanteds

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann.

The UnwantedsSummery:Alex is an unwanted in his town. His brother, (twin brother actually)Aaron, is a wanted. So while Alex is going to be "gotten rid of" Aaron will be getting trained to be a get a job in the  town.Or maybe even for the Military. But the big secret is that the Unwanteds aren't gotten rid of. They are taken into a hidden  school, Artime and are learning to use magic, their creativity (which made them Unwanteds in the first place) and so much more! But Alex can't forget his brother...and trouble could be caused by that.

Romance:Maybe liking someone, a quick kiss on the cheek and a little talk about it afterwards.


Violence:Killing (or trying to) children,  a few fist-fights, training in which "enemies" (i.e. magically conjured dummies) are taken care of defensively, some killing, arguing/yelling, serious injuries, attempted murder and a death in battle.

Other:Magic, "throwing" unwanted children away.

Time Period:Another world?

What I thought: It was a great setting/world and it was a very creative story. The writing was good and I liked characters. :) I think that older (like teens) would enjoy this book too!

Rating & Age:4 stars. 12+


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