Short Story Saturday: Leaving by Ally Condie | Review

Posted May 10, 2014 by Kaitlynn in review / 0 Comments

Short Story Saturday: Leaving by Ally Condie | ReviewLeaving by Ally Condie
Published by Harper Teen on September 20, 2011
Genres: Dystopian
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire.

Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new land-scapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart.

Suspenseful, funny, or romantic, the stories in Enthralled will leave you moved.

picadillyblueLeaving is one of those stories that could be good but wasn’t really.  Ally Condie started off strong but there was just too much information missing from the story for to truly love it.  It was almost like it was the beginning of a story and she just decided not to bother writing the ending.

At first I thought Leaving was set in the same world as Ally Condie’s Matched trilogy but it quickly became clear that this was set in a different futuristic world.  However, that’s about all I knew about the world Leaving was set in.

Sora, the main character, is considered an untouchable (whatever that is) and her father has left her (I still don’t know what exactly happened to him) and nobody associates with her at all (except this one guy.)  Seriously, that’s about the gist of the whole story or at least that’s what I took away from it.

Overall, I honestly don’t have much to say about this one other than skip it.  I truly have no idea what the point of the story was.

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