Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Candor - Pam Bachorz

Summary - In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the town’s founder, Oscar earns straight As, is student-body president, and is in demand for every club and cause.
But Oscar has a secret. He knows that parents bring their teens to Candor to make them respectful, compliant–perfect–through subliminal Messages that carefully correct and control their behavior. And Oscar’s built a business sabotaging his father’s scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out before they’re turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks?
Then he meets Nia, the girl he can’t stand to see changed. Saving Nia means losing her forever. Keeping her in Candor, Oscar risks exposure . . . and more.

Review - This book was so unique! Im not gonna lie, it took me a little while to get into it but once I did I didn't want to put it down! There were certain things that I thought could have been done better, but overall it was good.
I loved Oscar and Nia's characters. I loved their bond and where it took them. The one thing I didn't like so much was how fast the two fell in love. I felt like one minute they just met and the next they're in love. But I did love the adventures that they took together. I loved all the characters of the story really, but those two were my favorites. Even though everyone was supposed to be the same I felt like they were all still unique in their own ways.
The ending was a shocker to me. It wasn't one that made my jaw dropped but I can say that I never saw that coming. I didn't want it to stop where it did. If Pam ever decided to do a sequel to this I would definitely read it! I would like to know how everything ends up between all the characters, especially to Oscar!!
This is a book that I would recommend others to read. I have read some review where people have said that they would even recommend it to a guy, but in my opinion I couldn't see many reading it. Even though the story is told from a guy's point of view, I felt like it was aimed more towards girls.
This was a great debut novel from Pam Bachorz!

Cover - 5 stars
Plot - 4.5 stars
Characters - 4 stars
Writing - 4 stars
Ending - 4 stars


Casey said...

nice review! i'm not a big sci-fi person but this was pretty good. i though oscar and nia's relationship was a bit rushed too.

cd-r said...

CANDOR by Pam Bachorz is a a captivating story of a teenage Oscar who lives in a stepford-like, cookie cutter town in Candor, Fl. What makes Oscar special is that his dad is the founder of the town, but better yet, is the creator of a new auditory addiction, a brainwashing technique that has the whole town running smooth and perfect.

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