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Pure

Baggott, Julianna (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll's head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a "Pure" dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.
Authors: Baggott, Julianna
Statement of Responsibility: Julianna Baggott
Title: Pure
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 434 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary: In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll's head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a "Pure" dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.
Subject Headings: Science fiction
Topical Term: Science fiction
LCCN: 2011010209
ISBN: 9781455503063
1455503061
Branch Call Number: FIC B
Research Call Number: JFE 12-1881
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In a post-apocalyptic world, Partridge, a “Pure”, leaves the Dome to search for his missing mother and meets Pressia, a survivor with a doll’s head fused onto her hand.

Since the bombs dropped, Pressia has lived with a doll head fused to her hand. She meets Partridge, a "pure" who has survived by living in a dome.


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May 28, 2014
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Post apocalyptic America. Those who were affected by the Detonation, the Wretches, but suffered extreme hardships; and those who survived inside the Dome, the Pures, controlled by the man who inflicted the world with the Detonation. This is a high action, interesting read. The characters are well formulated and relationships are developed with each character as you read. Ms. Baggott has researched the topic of nuclear disasters well and has created a believable post apocalyptic society. This is book one of a fantastic yet brutal trilogy. A good read all around.

Feb 18, 2014
  • Violet_Cat_646 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Its good for those who like this kind of stuff

Jan 24, 2014
  • ChocolateChips rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Quite similar to The Hunger Games, but somehow even more disturbing. Full of terrifying images, well-presented characters, political intrigue and just a hint of romance. A tough but mesmerizing read.

Nov 10, 2013
  • hanstra rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful, powerful, and perfect. A heavy, sobering read, but completely worth it.

Sep 27, 2013
  • SALUBRIE rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Ugh! Baggott is obviously a good writer.. but such nightmarish stuff without relief... This one was definitely not for me.

Mar 21, 2013
  • Burgundy_Bat_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved it. The writing is so gorgeous and the whole world that's been created is unique and has just a touch of surreal. It's also a bit disturbing. It's very thick and intricate to read, though, and near the end of the book, the romance really tangled up the plot. I couldn't tell who was falling in love with who.

Mar 19, 2013
  • lmcshane rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hollywood loves trilogies -- this one is being made into a movie: http://pure-book.com/

Feb 18, 2013
  • sit_walk rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Dark, surprising, and an engrossing read. Think Hunger Games but better. Much better! I don't know if there's going to be a film made of this, but it's a very filmic story.

Jan 05, 2013
  • dada:) rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

À chaque chapitre, au début, l'auteure passe d'une héroîne à l'autre, ce qui pour moi, rendait ma lecture monotone. Une fois les 2 héroines cheminaient ensembles, cela ce lisait un peu mieux.

Aug 24, 2012
  • nanajoe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Julianna Baggott has created a very unique post-apocalyptic world where the Detonation has resulted in new disturbing life forms. Plus, depending on what you were doing at the time of the detonation, people who survived were fused to objects and other people. Only those in the Dome were spared the atrocities or so the survivers believed. Baggott has a fabulous imagination. Her world is totally believable.

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Jan 24, 2014
  • ChocolateChips rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ChocolateChips thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Jan 24, 2014
  • ChocolateChips rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The gory aftereffects of nuclear detonation are described again and again.

Jan 24, 2014
  • ChocolateChips rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Some intense fights

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we know you are here, brothers and sisters.
We will, one day emerge from the Dome to join you in peace.
But for now we watch from afar, benevolently.

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