Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Charli Reviews: The Name on Your Wrist
Author: Helen Hiorns
Publisher: Random House Children's
Date of Publication: July 2013
Source: For review via NetGalley
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I received a free copy of this book from Random House via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. This does not affect my review/opinions in any way. Thank you Random House and NetGalley!
This book... I'd been intrigued about this book for months, so when I saw it on NetGalley (when looking for another book no less!) I just had to request it. And I was not disappointed! From the minute I started it I loved the premise of the carpinomen, and it was executed perfectly.
Hiorns introduces the concept perfectly, using metaphors such as "it's your lullaby when you can't sit up by yourself..." and this just fascinated me further. It made me wonder who Corin's carpinomen was and who set up this system, I wanted to know everything.
I found it quite a scary thought, really- that hundreds, thousands of people could be looking for you, their soul mate. Corin is quite an uncommon name; but imagine the system now, with thousands of Charlottes, Janes, Hannahs, Ryans, Toms in the world.
The fact about how private the carpinomen was made it all the more real; the Government fed them propaganda that it was a good thing and they kept it quiet, pretending it was no more than a fairytale.
As a main character, I liked Corin. Some of the things she did were a little stupid, yes, but it was a tough situation, and, so, I get why she did the things that she did.
As you may be able to tell, the plotline and premise is what really grabbed me with this book, because it really made me think and hit me really hard.
I really enjoyed this book; the plotline was amazing. I loved the writing style and would recommend this to anyone.