Author: Julianna Baggott
publication date:February 12 2012
A dystopian novel about a society of haves, who escaped an apocalypse in a futuristic dome-covered city, and have-nots, who survived the nearly destroyed outside world. The have-nots are almost entirely marked or mutated in some manner.
PURE centers around the story of Pressia, a 16-year-old survivor with a doll’s head fused into her left hand, and Partridge, an unmarked Pure who has escaped the Dome to find his mother, certain that she has survived the cataclysm.
Pure is an amazing dystopian novel that will capture readers, creating a world where survival is the only thing they know!
I read the plot and how people compared this book to The Hunger Games and I was like oh no, not another dystopian novel compared to The Hunger Games. Seems to me like mostly all dystopian books are compared to The Hunger Games, and I loved The Hunger Games trilogy but I don’t think this book was anything like it. Of course every dystopian novel pretty much has the same concept but with creative plots, but I was surprised at how different Pure was to most of the dystopian genre.
I hate to compare books to another but this book really reminded me of the Gone series. All the deformities, survival of the fittest, it was a thrilling read.
There was a lot of surprises and near death experiences, this book had it all.
There are two types of people, the pure who live in the dome, most people in the dome are perfect and have the life they always wanted, that is all of them except for partridge. Partridge’s father is the boss of the dome, one of the creators, the guy that runs everything. Partridge wants out. He doesn’t like being in the dome he wants to get out and that’s exactly what he does.
Then there’s Pressia, she doesn’t live in the, she lives on the outside, with everyone who didn’t get to the dome in time, all of them have some kind of deformity. She has always wanted to be in the dome, with the normal people, they have everything she doesn’t.
Her 16th birthday is coming up, and when your 16th birthday comes she has to turn herself in to the OSR. She hides away and tries to stay away from the OSR. They will come looking for her soon but for now she has to hide. Then she meets Bradwell. He’s well past 16 and has been surviving on his own since he was 9.
Bradwell, Pressia and Partridge embark on a journey to finding out secrets and going on a journey that could end up killing them.
I can’t wait to read the next one, although I’ll have to wait a year and a half to read the next one. Also there making Pure into a movie! I’m interested in how they’re going to do that though. Can’t wait to see what happens next!