Saturday, October 29, 2011

"The Predicteds" by Christine Seifert

The PredictedsWhen I read the book synopsis on the back cover of "The Predicteds" it sounded very interesting and I love to read a book that is unique. So let's break it down:
Cover: Love the cover!
Synopsis: Daphne's mom use to work for Utopia Laboratories where she designed a computer program called "PROFILE." Basically PROFILE can predict people's future behaviours. Daphne is surprised when her mom suddenly quits Utopia and moves them both to a small town where Daphne will attend Quiet High, which just happens to be the test sight for PROFILE.
Writing: Christine Seifert's writing style flows nicely and is textured with smart and funny dialogue that actually had me laughing out loud at times.
Characters: The main characters were very interesting and real but most of the secondary characters were a little too one dimensional and stereotypical.
Pace: I loved the first two chapters - they took off at a full out sprint and grabbed the reader right off. But then the book slows as it does a little too much explanation that was really unnecessary.  

Overall impression: I liked the concept. I would have liked it even more if it had delved into the personality profiles of more of the students and the reactions to these predictions. Right on the back cover it asks: "Will the head cheerleader get pregnant? Is the student council president a secret drug addict?" Those questions never got asked or answered. I wish they had. Still overall I enjoyed this book and would read future books by Christine Seifert just for her clever and very witty writing.

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing

1 comment:

  1. Awesome review! I'll have to check this one out:)

    On another note...can you please email me? I've been trying to reach you for about a month now.