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Ever
Ever
Author: Gail Carson Levine
Falling in love is never easy, but falling in love with an immortal god while your days on earth are numbered is almost more than a young girl can bear. Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine has created a stunning new world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens in this spellbinding story of Kezi, a girl confronted with a terrib...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061229640
ISBN-10: 0061229644
Publication Date: 4/1/2010
Pages: 272
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 4
I was able to read this book before it was published through the publisher's FirstLook program. Good thing I did because I would have been furious to have wasted money on it.

I had high hopes for 'Ever'. The story sounded great and I was even more excited when I realized it was written by the author of 'Ella Enchanted', one of my favorite stories ever. For all my high hopes, I was let down very hard. I could still enjoy the story but the way it was written felt like a rough draft or an outline. I wanted to return it to the author and say, "This is a good start. Now let's give it some depth and character". Truly, it felt like bare bones. I wanted to see some muscles and flesh. A promising story and characters but both needed more life and details.
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Helpful Score: 3
Interesting look at theology/mythology...but in the end, "Ever" falls flat. The book is too short for any real character development...and the every other chapter character viewpoint change doesn't help. It doesn't break up the story too badly, but some "chapters" consist of only a few paragraphs...not enough to get the feel of a character. Both Kezi and Olus are very two dimensional and have a relationship that I wanted to buy into so badly but couldn't. Is the message that you should search forever for a God that isn't there? Maybe it's unfair to review as an adult, as this is really a young adult title...but shallow writing is shallow writing. It's not bad for a kid wanting something that reads quickly and is sort of romantic...I just think with this author I expected more.
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Helpful Score: 3
What a disappointment this one was....I disliked it so much I don't really want to even write a review. It took me almost 2 weeks to read this Young Adult book.

It was shallow and unbelievable. Shallow because there was no real character or story development, when things looked like they were going somewhere the author would drop it and move onto the next scene. Unbelievable, because even a sixteen year old girl takes at least a few days to fall head over heals in love. Especially one that would be distracted by the fact that she is going to be sacrificed.
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Helpful Score: 2
I was able to read this book before it was published through the publisher's FirstLook program. Good thing I did because I would have been furious to have wasted money on it.

I had high hopes for 'Ever'. The story sounded great and I was even more excited when I realized it was written by the author of 'Ella Enchanted', one of my favorite stories ever. For all my high hopes, I was let down very hard. I could still enjoy the story but the way it was written felt like a rough draft or an outline. I wanted to return it to the author and say, "This is a good start. Now let's give it some depth and character". Truly, it felt like bare bones. I wanted to see some muscles and flesh. A promising story and characters but both needed more life and details.
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