The girls had a hard time picturing the story in Boston. There are part of the book where the character explains the part of Boston she's in and trying to picture it in their heads with a dystopian setting was a bit difficult. I don't know. It didn't bother me as much. Sometimes, I don't even picture a setting. I see the characters in my head as bright as day doing whatever it is the plot calls for, but the setting is just blank. Unless the setting is meant to play a huge part in the plot line, I sometime find myself ignoring it. I guess it help me with this book.
We liked it, we read it, but in the end, we didn't really have much of an opinion of it. We liked Tommy and wished he wasn't killed so early in the movie. We had a hard time with the whole virtual life thing and felt it didn't match the dystopian plot the author put forth. And, last, we really didn't like Allison very much. I guess in the end, we couldn't understand her and her ways, but I guess that's what the book was about. The outside world trying to understand the gladiator life.
Next on the docket: The Clearing by Heather Davis. It's sort of a Lake House story with teenagers. Two kids meet in a clearing both from different eras, one from the 1940s and the other from present time. It should be interesting. As always, I will keep you posted.