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I’ll let you with this quote – “Perhaps they would act as a deterrent. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Nevertheless, I still think this is underrated and ex Upon re-reading this, I’m definitely not as enthusiastic about this as I was the first time through.

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August 13th, 19 31 Aug 27, The flow of her prose was pretty rough, awkward, and stilted. This is YA Fantasy at it’s finest. I’m having a hard time pinning down what I didn’t like about this story.

She manipulated the people around her. This would have been a much better story had Finnikin been an young man of honor and integrity. Looking For Alibrandi was made into a major film in and won the Australian Film Institute Award for best Film and best adapted screen play, also written by the author.

I don’t mind if rape is used in a book, but it was just too overused in this book and seemed especially inappropriate given that it was billed to me as a YA fantasy. Maybe they were strong.

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We’re also supposed to care about the entire history from the day of creation of this world and all of its nation, it seems. Melina Marchetta is definitely an author I look forward to reading in the future.


I always trusted Melina Marchetta to create complex and so dynamic characters. Recommended to Steph marcheetta She creates a world so real, so complex that leaves the reader stunned.

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Usually paged books are WAY too short for me, and salt is a look that should last a long time on me, but I just wanted marchetts end it all?? Dear Finnikin of the Rockwhat happened? Her first novel, Looking For Alibrandi was awarded the Children’s Book Council of Australia award in and funnikin second novel, Saving Francesca won the same award in View all 14 comments. Sure, he can’t be perfect, but paying for sex! I’m supposed to feel empathy for and look forward to reading the next book about a boy that tried to rape the female pro Unreadable.

I can say that is unique, and also not unique rroca i know of only one story similar to this one called Tiganabut i wouldn’t call them the same.

The mystical cloister of women being raped. My first complaint out of many is that this book was WAY. Okay needless to say I loved it. The people marchetya Lumatere are devastated cause they can’t get out, and people out of Lumatere finnikim because they have no home to go back to. Especially when writing a 1 star review.

How does she do it? Sure go ahead and tell us it’s not Evanjalin being manipulative for the umpteenth time, because that would being totally beneath her, right?

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It was okay because of what? You want me to like him? Also, the second-most-important character is a jerk, by which I am not referring to someone who cuts in line, but someone who cares for no one but herself and doesn’t care who she hurts in the process of getting what she wants and there are probably a few more choice descriptives that would fit better, if you cared to use such language.


I always appreciate characters who make you want to stand up and right the wrongs in the world, and Evanjalin’s fierce determination did just that for me. Someone is bound to lose hair over that: Your queen says were murderers.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sexism on the whole is high in this novel and not dealt with at all. The woman who lost a baby in childbirth before being raped countless times?

Evanjalin knows best and everyone else can just suck it. It’s got quite a bit of violence, mention of rape, and later books in the …more It’s marketed as YA but is almost as mature as Game of Thrones.

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I’m supposed to feel empathy for and look forward to reading the next book about a boy that tried to rape melima female protagonist? I felt sentimental and missed the Lumatere Kingdom as though I was one of them. Preview — Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. I read this as a part of the library book club at work.