Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Review of Wither by Lauren DeStefano - you know how they say "Don't judge a book by its cover"? LISTEN TO THAT.

Title: Wither
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Genre: YA
Reviewer: Alice

You know the saying "don't judge a book by its cover"? LISTEN TO THAT. The cover is by far the best part of this book.

I didn't make it all the way through this book. I stopped about half way when I realized that I wasn't enjoying it at all and it was making me feel gross to read it.

The book is set in a future when all boys die from a disease at 25 years old and all girls at 20. For some reason that is unclear to me, wealthy young men kidnap girls as young as 13 off the street and force them to be sister-wives and have babies. REALLY FUCKING CREEPY.

The main character is kidnapped. One of her fellow kidnapped brides is very young and into the marriage, particularly the sex. REALLY FUCKING CREEPY. They are stuck in this house all the time (made me claustrophobic just to read it) where mysterious and painful medical things happen to girls in the basement. REALLY FUCKING CREEPY. The husband's first wife is about to die of the disease and the main character looks like her so the husband likes her a lot and the dying first wife is cool with the whole thing. REALLY FUCKING CREEPY. Lots of language like "has his way with me." REALLY FUCKING CREEPY.

Basically, a really fucking creepy book. And not in a good way. In a creepy, dirty, child bride way. IGNORE THE COVER. STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK.

I got the whole trilogy out of the library. Sorry I carried it home and let it into my head, even for a little while.


0/5 Brass Knuckles

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