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MadamMack

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I agree, those kids are awesome. I kept asking myself in the book how I would have been reacting in their shoes. I think I would have been a terrified mess at the Institute so I admired how brave they were.

Yes . . .WWID: What Would I Do? I've asked myself over and over again. I tell you one thing,
"I don't think I would have taken the butt thing so well. I would have went crazy at that point! Somehow I would have snatch that thing and stuck it in somebody's eye . . .and that would have been the end of me --but hey, I would have taken one with me!"
 

notebookgirl

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I actually did a book-hooky from a work because I couldn't put the book down. It was just a fun read. Luke, the character, was someone I could picture in my head, having kids around that age range.
I was glad King stuck with those two powers. I think it's something that we all wish we had a little of, reading minds and moving things.
 

Distance87

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I actually did a book-hooky from a work because I couldn't put the book down. It was just a fun read. Luke, the character, was someone I could picture in my head, having kids around that age range.
I was glad King stuck with those two powers. I think it's something that we all wish we had a little of, reading minds and moving things.
Luke is a great charater. Very real and relatable. I agree with the power to move things but reading minds would be a little ify
 

Tanith

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I'm about halfway through now and loving every minute of it. There's just nothing like sai King's narrative voice.

I'm enraged on behalf of the kids...but that quote about Samson at the beginning gives me some hope.