Afterworlds [Scott Westerfeld] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Afterworlds is a fiction novel by New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld that was published on September 23, The slogan for the book is . “Afterworlds is a wonderful book for any young person with an interest in growing up to be a writer.” —New York Times. “Get plenty; this one won’t stay on the.
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Some people might take issue with that, but this book is so gloriously self-reflective that it hardly matters. So goes young adult fiction.
This may not be his best work, and the novel may seem a little fluffy but there is so much more to it. Svott I was just reading a straight up YA paranormal romance, which isn’t really my thing.
While “Afterworlds” is totally suitable for teens, Darcy’s exterior story is. But there are only a few passages actually quoted, it’s more about the characters and setting, and the “book” inside the book is one that was not successful. For the most part except towards the endWestdrfeld liked the contemporary, YA author story.
Refresh and try again. Jul 26, Ashley Daviau rated it it was amazing. It seems that teens and twenty-somethings cannot have a conversation without inserting it, multiple times. I’m kind of torn over how I feel about this book – I liked some things about it and I disliked other things. Afterworlds By Scott Westerfeld.
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Unlike earlier efforts such as the Uglies series or his steampunk series, Leviathan, or even the Midnighters, Afterworlds was a huge let down. I am getting to the point westerfled my review where I usually start to talk about the romances wexterfeld you know what? What these books often have in common is their unremitting fondness for ordinary, aftreworlds people — just like the reader, perhaps — who become Chosen Ones by suddenly discovering they have powerful abilities, or a unique birthright, or a complicated, passionate love triangle forming around them.
I would especially recommend this book to people interested in the world of publishing, as well as readers who like intriguing concepts, quick and easy reads, and stories told in multiple perspectives. Nothing about wesherfeld really felt YA to me, and it made me feel like this isn’t going to find the right readers. And then both Lizzie’s story and Darcy’s story became, for a while, too focused on all the various kissing, none of which appealed to me or interested me, because I didn’t feel anything whatsoever for Yama and Imogen bored me as well.
I’ve read it now.
She’s never been in a relationship. And mostly I just found myself really annoyed at Darcy’s storyline——partly because I dislike reading about writers which is weird because I am one, but I found this point very valid.
It’s fantastic and cute and smart and wonderful and thought-provoking. Three and a half, I suppose – the last third or so, I liked quite a lot. Or worse, it this how we see each other?
Nobody’s first drafts are that good. For starters, I’m not sure YA readers not specifically interested in writing would “get it”. weserfeld
Afterworldsto me, is a work of art. Just a note, because I wish someone had told me before I began afterworldds book, it has a lesbian romance. This book honors YA tropes as it subverts them. Aeslis It takes a publisher a while sometimes, but for an agent, it can happen very fast. What teenager in this universe collects first editions and has reading copies, or even knows what those are?
Hence the three stars. Most reviewers felt that Darcy’s story was the stronger of the two. Getting a “behind the scenes” look at the publishing world was really interesting and I did very much enjoy that half of the story.
The book is aafterworlds than some textbooks I had in college and that made the reading awkward. Some people don’t like sci-fi, some don’t like contemporary, some don’t like romance On the one hand, you have a wholly contemporary storyline about a YA writer who gets a huge book deal and moves to Manhattan which is one of those things I’ll never understand – why do people think they need to afterworpds to NYC to write?