Book Reviews of Mercy, Unbound

Mercy, Unbound
Mercy Unbound
Author: Kim Antieau
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ISBN-13: 9781416908937
ISBN-10: 1416908935
Publication Date: 4/25/2006
Pages: 176
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Mercy, Unbound on
Helpful Score: 1
I was very disappointed in this book. It is considered teen fiction. I would be very upset if my teenager were to read this book. The book included VERY profane language (that did not add anything to the plot - it was unnecessary) along with extreme leftist commentary. It contained themes that are anti-religion, pro-abortion, and communist (there is a quote in the book promoting communism). I don't believe these are themes & language that impressionable teenagers need to be reading. The story read fast and was entertaining, but the themes and language were very inappropriate for a teen book.
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Really good/ sad! She can feel her wings sprouting from her shoulder blades. They itch. Sometimes she even hears them rustling.
And angels don't need to eat. So Mercy has decided she doesn't need to either. She is not sick, doesn't suffer from anorexia, is not trying to kill herself. She is an angel and angels simply don't need food.
When her parents send her to an eating disorder clinic, Mercy is scared and confused. She isn't like the other girls who are so obviously sick. If people could just see her wings, they would know. But her wings don't come and Mercy begins to have doubts. What if she isn't really an angel? What if she's just a girl? What if she is killing herself? Can she stop?