November 06, 2018

#BookReview: Select (Select #1) by Marit Weisenberg

About the Book:

Coming from a race of highly-evolved humans, Julia Jaynes has the perfect life. The perfect family. The perfect destiny. But there’s something rotten beneath the surface—dangerous secrets her father is keeping; abilities she was never meant to have; and an elite society of people determined to keep their talents hidden and who care nothing for the rest of humanity. So when Julia accidentally disrupts the Jaynes’ delicate anonymity, she’s banished to the one place meant to make her feel inferior: public high school. 

Julia’s goal is to lay low and blend in. Then she meets him—John Ford, tennis prodigy, all-around good guy. When Julia discovers a knack for reading his mind, and also manipulating his life, school suddenly becomes a temporary escape from the cold grip of her manipulative father. But as Julia’s powers over John grow, so do her feelings. For the first time in her life, Julia begins to develop a sense of self, to question her restrictive upbringing and her family prejudices. She must decide: can a perfect love be worth more than a perfect life?




About the Author: Marit Weisenberg has a master’s degree from UCLA in Cinema and Media Studies and worked as a film and television executive for a number of years. Select is Marit’s debut novel. She lives in Austin, Texas.
Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Charlesbridge Teen
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Fantasy 
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My Review: I had high hopes for this one but for me it just didn't work out.  I thought the story was kind of boring and I ended up DNFing this one around page 50 or so.  

Do I Recommend this book? No 

Go Into This One Knowing: Ugh 


 








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