The Dociles by Valerie Puri
Walls are meant to keep the monsters out… Deep in the forest there is a wall where no wall should be. Behind it live the people of the Commune, the last remnant of human kind. Jennie Caraway has lived behind the wall her entire life, certain that it protects her and her brother from the lemerons, ravenous undead monsters whose only desire is to kill – and feed. Jennie’s peaceful existence is shattered when she uncovers a secret organization whose purpose threatens to destroy not only Jennie, but her entire world. The Order has a deadly mission, and they will stop at nothing to see it completed. Jennie and those closest to her must expose the evil truth before they are killed – or worse.
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So I have been hesitant lately to read new books, most of them have been lackluster. So when I got this book I wasn't sure what I would think. From the minute that I started reading this book I knew it was different. It reminded me alot of The Giver and Hunger Games, which are among my favorite books.
It started out with introducing Jennie. She is the main character. A strong, confident young woman. She takes care of her father and brother ever since their mother was taken. I love that she is not a weak woman and you can tell she is intelligent, brave and loving.
Next you meet Travis her little brother. He struggles with the lose of their mom. Over the course of the book he really grows as a character. He is probably the least annoying 12 year old I have read about in a while. Then you meet some sceondary characters who are just as important as the main. Bella, the best friend and Ethan the mysterious stranger. Sash and Victor the bogey men in the dark lying to everyone.
After this the story moves along at a good pace. I don't want to give away to much because it was such a good book. You do not have to read page after page of filler. The characters are introduced and explained with detail and brevity. You feel like you can picture them in you mind. I could barely put this book down. I was sad when it was over but excited that there will be 2 more.
Definitely a must read
Valerie Puri has always had a lifelong interest in all forms of artistic expression. She has tried her hand at many things, yet she always found her way back to reading and writing. With inspiration everywhere, she finally put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard) with the intent of publishing her stories. Writing has always come naturally to Valerie, and for a time she even worked as a technical writer. She continues to hone her skills by having at least one writing project in the works at any given time. Her true passion lies in the freedom that comes with writing the stories that pour from her imagination and real life inspiration. Valerie believes that the experiences we have in life are just stories waiting to be written.
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