Oct 2, 2011

Review: All These Things I've Done - By Gabrielle Zevin

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family. 
Talk about a taste of something different to add to my "read" pile. This book was just plain interesting! I'll say that! The first time I came across it and heard about the idea of chocolate being illegal? Wow that just caught me right there! I just had to read this book, there was no doubting that. Now that I have... what exactly can I say. Not at all what I expected! Our leading lady was unforgettable. I understood her stresses... I felt her pain when I needed too... I agreed with every step she took. A favorite character to add to the list that's for sure. Although I'd describe this book as a definite must read and a truly unforgettable experience... I'll have to rate it a 4 star. I loved it... But i'm not sure It had that extra push to get that 5 star rating from me. All around a great read and I'd recommend it to anyone! Read this book people! So all I'd like to know now... Part 2? Pleas say yes!


  1. I've been hearing great things about this book and can't wait to get my hands on it. :)

  2. Ooh this has been on my wishlist great review. New follower from the hop.

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