The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Arriving as a replacement teacher in a privileged Bay Area school, Molly becomes intrigued with the hidden lives and challenging ambitions of her students, who are struggling with a tragedy from their middle-school years.
Publisher: New York, New York : Random House, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780812997279
Characteristics: 272 pages ;,25 cm.

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mlinard
May 15, 2017

I read this book fairly quickly as it is an easy read. I like how the author allows each character to show a piece of themselves by narrating a chapter. That being said, It is truly just a piece. You are left with the feeling there is more to them and their story. The book leaves you wondering what happened to them, but I believe that is the point. The ending attempts to be a hopeful resolution and clensing, but for me, fell a bit short. I posted age suitability as fourteen and up with a caveat... I would recommend that parents discuss the book themes with their kids. Whether we like it or not or think they are mature enough or not, the themes in this book and their consequences are something kids are dealing with today, and I find this book to be one way to start a open dialogue about it. Cue teen eye rolling!

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bibliogramma
Apr 24, 2017

I had to stop reading this halfway through--life is too short. The characters are one dimensional and stereotypical. The writing is pedestrian. The plot is predictable. There are much better YA and Teen books that cover the same issues.

Brenda1388 Feb 24, 2017

It's not read for the plot, it's for character development. I loved the how the author went into each character's perspective on the same situation. It was very descriptive and moving

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llongpine
Jan 30, 2017

Plot moves at a snail's pace. I couldn't get past page 15.

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abcDena
Jan 21, 2017

I enjoyed this story.

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mlinard
May 15, 2017

mlinard thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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