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  • Published: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 407 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 770

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  • 9780062006141
  • 0062006142

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For darkness shows the stars

by Peterfreund, Diana.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, West Teen

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"Elliot North fights to save her family's land and her own heart in this post-apocalyptic reimaging of Jane Austen's PERSUASION"--Provided by publisher.

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Sometimes engaging, sometimes boring

By the middle of the book, I was starting to become bored with the story (it seemed to be dragging on with no purpose), but an interesting twist really perked it up. Alternating chapters are told through letters exchanged between the main character and her love interest, and I thought the gimmick didn't really work for this book. The supposed "secrets" and background information that is uncovered in the letters is still addressed in the present day text, making the letters kind of pointless. I did appreciate Peterfreund's nuanced characters and her skillful recreation of a Jane Austen-like web of character relationships.

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