In All These Things I've Done the year is 2083 and it's obviously not as it is in the present year of 2012. Chocolate; Illegal. Caffeine; Illegal. Showers; 15 seconds. Paper; no one has it. Books; might as well be under the category of obsolete. Everything is different. Except Anya Balanchine's life seems to be as ours is. She watches over her little sister Natty and her older brother Leo. Takes care of her dying grandmother, who happens to be born in the years that alot of us were.   Life is actually quite normal for her. 

But nothing stays good for long. Anya has this loser ex boyfriend, who just so happens to be obsessed with chocolate. Did I mention it was illegal? I also believe I forgot to mention that Anya's father was the cities most notorious crime boss until he was shot and killed with Anya and her little sister at his feel. He was the head of Balanchine chocolate. Anyway, her loser boyfriend comes over one night begging for chocolate, and well let me just say it doesn't end well. And the cops all believe Anya is to blame! Did Anya contaminate the chocolate supply? Was someone trying to set her up?

I personally enjoyed this book. I needed a change from my usual James Patterson, and Gabrielle Zevin was the perfect choice. If you ever happen to get your hands on this book, let me know what you thought of it(:

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Tags: NY, Zevin, chocolate, dystopia, futuristic, illegal

Comment by Rosemary Agbeh on April 18, 2012 at 5:50pm

Hi, I'm Rosemary from Carbondale Community High School! The first thing that struck me in your post was that chocolate was illegal! I wouldn't survive, I absolutely love chocolate! Anyway this book sounds extremely interesting it seems like the future has gone for the worst, but I guess born in that type of place is all you've ever lived in, so there's really nothing for you to miss. I've definitely never read a book like this before, but I will consider it, thanks for posting!

Comment by Brandon P. Blewett on May 10, 2012 at 11:19am

Dear Jasmine,

This book sounds fairly interesting, but what really drew me to this post was the title. It shares the title of a good song by one of my favorite bands, The Killers. I realize that you absolutely don"t care, but I'm posting this on your post because I heard you like posts.

Cheers,

Brandon Blewett

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