Stung by Bethany Wiggins
April 2nd 2013
by Walker Childrens]
I really enjoyed the fact that we get to learn about what happened to
the world along with the main character. Fiona doesn't remember anything
about what happened to the world, and we don't know anything about it
either. This way, instead of having the main character have paragraphs
of exposition we get to learn about it in a natural way--watching
Fiona's experiences and the short, simple explanations given by other
I also like the tie-in to current events. With the
population of bees decreasing this seems like a plausable future
outcome. A lot of dystopians rely on the idea that its a different time
period therefore anything is possible.
The romance is well
written and nice, but nothing too special about it. The end was kind of
boring and felt rather anti-climatic and kind of sudden. All I could
think is "really? that's it?"
It's pretty good though. Recommended for fans of dystopians and post-apocalyptic YA.