Saturday, December 19, 2009

Candor by Pam Bachorz

****Candor by Pam Bachorz****

Originality- 20/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 9/10
Recommend to read- 9/10
TOTAL- 90/100
Grade- A

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.


Candor was amazing. Bachorz did a fantastic job of creating an impossibly distinct town. I didn't expect to get so wrapped up in the story. First of all I need to say that I love books that bring this high of a level of creativity.

Right from the start I couldn't help but love Oscar. He knew about the horrible place his father created and has to put on an act everyday so his dad doesn't find out. I could feel the stress and sadness that Oscar did. Nia was also pretty amazing. She was the only thing that kept Oscar going near the end.

It's easy to see that I loved this book. Not only was the concept amazingly brought out throughout the entire novel but the wonderful characters were like icing on the cake. I would definitely recommend this book to teens that feel like reading something they've never read anything like before.


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