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What made the experience of listening to The Hunt the most enjoyable?
Atlanta Burns is the poster girl for kick-butt heroines. Completely awesome.
What other book might you compare The Hunt to and why?
Maybe I'll go with a movie. If Dirty Harry was a female high school senior, he'd be Atlanta Burns.
What about Cris Dukehart’s performance did you like?
Brilliant. Accents are tough and she does them well.
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The second entry in Chuck Wendig's Atlanta Burns series is almost exactly like the first. Transplanted into the rural Alabama of Pennsylvania, high schooler Atlanta Burns continues to stick up for the bullied and molested. This time, she takes on child prostitution, fracking, and gender identification.
I actually liked this follow-up more than the original. Tying the black and white issues into the gray area of fracking is a smart move. Most of all, the writing is tighter. There remains a big issue with believability -- a teenaged shotgun wielding vigilante hero who escapes any and all repercussions? Strictly wish fulfillment fantasy.
There also remains the idea that this is somehow YA fiction. I for one am keeping the teen readers in my house away from this. Atlanta is reckless, violent, drugged out, uninterested in bettering herself through education, antagonistic of all adults even when they want to help her, motivated solely by revenge, fascinated by and reliant upon firearms, mercenary. These are not messages I want my kids to see glorified. The ends do not justify the means.
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