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16 November 2011 @ 04:37 am
All these things I've done  


ALL THESE THINGS I'VE DONE by Gabrielle Zevin (FSG 2011) is my latest audiobook (Brilliance). About a century from now, the world has changed in some respects. In other respects, not so much has changed. Readers learn the landscape through the eyes of Anya Balanchine whose family has been associated with organized crime for some time. Anya cares for her dying grandmother, her impaired older brother, and her younger sister all in addition to being a "typical" teen of 2083. Chocolate is illegal (and this is the family business) but alcohol is unregulated. Anya falls in love with Win whose father is the district attorney. Here is a futuristic romance that parallels Romeo and Juliet in its romance, conflict between families, and political intrigue. This is the first book in what is to be a series, but it does stand alone and complete on its own. The audio narration is spot on. <579>
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