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IRIDESCENCE I read that word in one of Atticus's thick old books once When I went to Jack to ask what it meant he held his hands out and they glowed so gentle I thought they might kiss the air and since that day I wanted a place that was iridescent that lit without burning Being in love is sort of like that when it's real When it's trueMatthew has loved Arie I have no idea why I want to have this book I didn't even read the blurb I guess the cover did it for me ashamed

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Above By Leah BobL from the moment he found her in the tunnels her blond hair shining and her bee’s wings falling away They live in Safe an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above as does Whisper who speaks to ghosts and Jack Flash who can shoot lightning from his fingersBut one terrifying night an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows and only Matthew Above is a deeply human tale Bobet takes human problems human hates human sadnesses and disappointments and human hopes and wraps them up in a jarringly sparse backwards prose about an underground community of Freaks who wish for nothing than to be left alone Above is a challenge evidenced by the numerous reviewers who've abandoned ship before they ever set sail Which is a shame because while this may be categorized under paranormal and science fiction it's really no than a disguise Bobet's story hits much closer to home than might be expectedThe prose It is the gift and curse The dialect is disordered and reuires deciphering Basic rules of grammar does not apply here Our protagonist Matthew is a young man born underground in Safe A Freak built safe house for those who have gills lion's feet and crab claws; for those who speak to ghosts who turn into bees and who turn into shadows The language is theirs; it is for them to use and us to understand It is specifically distinct of Matthew who does not know above ground talk He grew up in darkness and isolation and so his words are altered; he is both innocent and unrefined in the way he thinks and describes Bobet blurs the lines in speech structure and that is why it is difficult to join her rhythm because you are constantly re reading to re confirm if what you understood is really what was meant It isn't lyrical but blunt short And yet at times it hits the point harder than anything you've read He yells straightens up with a swear that tells me he is the one he's the one that broke my Ariel broke her down made her Freak made her scared of sweet words or touching so I had to walk slow and careful talk soft and always be patient and never just kiss her like I wanted to Took away her want to be kissed That's an easy oneThe manner in which the supernatural aspect of this novel was presented is interesting No explanation is given as to how these Freaks came about There is simply the society and in this society some have genetic disorders This downplays the fact that these people are creatures instead of Normal It grazes over their maladies and conditions Because what Bobet focuses on is their plight It's their pain that is sad not that they were born different The emotional crux of this story is belonging These people have been mistreated bullied as children cast out as adults Some were surrendered by their own family some by their lovers They've dug their way underground underneath the life of Above to find shelter and comfort When that is taken from them they disperse into chaos and they panic because they are exposed But it isn't just characters with deformation Bobet incorporates cultural and racial prejudice maltreatment in multiple forms towards patients of mental disorder and the moral discussion over appropriate medical mandate Matthew may appear bland and almost like an Everyman but only because he isn't as flavoured in ways that make other central characters entertaining or memorable He is rather a uiet hero He doesn't ask for applause or girls gushing over his noble looks He stands for himself and his principles and that is enough in my book Matthew or Teller as he's also known is the Tale keeper of his people He is a living breathing storyteller and it is his responsibility to pass on the histories of their struggles as well as their achievements He represents duty and stalwartness always longing for home and determined to restore it for his people Mainly perhaps because he had not experienced being wronged Because this also explores the bitter side of persecution The fact that not everyone comes through the other end in acceptance and understanding It talks about the hate and the anger that blinds one against their injustice and the eventual price one is in danger of paying if one does not let go Above carried depth I didn't expectand truthfully depth I didn't know it had until I finished And even truthfully depth than I was probably able to grasp There are obstacles along the way Because of the language some parts were a bit obscure and ambiguous Ariel was occasionally frustrating and just like I predicted she was indeed a beautiful mess The plot is substantially smaller than the word dystopia makes it out to be But which again lends itself to Bobet's aim of telling a story about ourselves rather than one about monsters and medical experiments gone awry It could've been here and it could've been there It wasn't perfect it wasn't epic But much like the Freaks in this book once you look past the debris it really isn't all that peculiar This review also appears on The Midnight Garden

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FREE PDF Ú BOOK Above By Leah Bobet ✓ LEAH BOBET ê [KINDLE] ❤ Above ➜ Leah Bobet – IRIDESCENCE I read that word in one of Atticus's thick old books once When I went to Jack to ask what it meant he held his hands out and they glowed so gentle I thought they might kiss the air and sAriel and a few friends escape Above Forced to survive in the most dangerous place he can imagine Matthew strives to unravel the mystery of the shadows' powers and Safe's own secret history For he knows he must find a way to remake Safe not just for himself and his friends but for Ariel who's again faced with a life she fled and who needs him than ever befo Gosh I understand that it was meant to be all Matthew's POV and everythingbut it didn't make sense Sorry Leah My favourite line to have a mental image of 'His eyes glow dim shot amber not bright so he's not mad then just annoyed and looking to be mad The glow's enough to light up the tapestry on my door My favourite 'aww' line Ariel I like the sky I need itMatthew I'd be your skyA few of my reactions to this book The reason I'm so upset is truthfully I WANTED to connect with this book The cover was brilliant the title was brilliant the synopsisblurb on Goodreads sounded brilliantbut for some reason maybe it was just me but the POV and language oddities created a barrier I couldn't get past which was a shame I totally like the book and give Leah kudos for trying something so different and uniue But I just found it really hard to get through