The Cure

The CureOne Life Will Make The Difference Macey Holsinger Has Been Hearing That Promise Her Whole Life But It Hasn T Saved Anyone Yet, Not Even Her Little BrotherThe Disease Has Claimed Countless Lives In The Last Hundred Years, And The Government Is Working Hard To Find A Cure Through Human Testing Testing That Has Killed Nearly As Many People As The DiseaseAt Sixteen, Macey Has Better Things To Think About Than Saving Lives And Submitting To Any Rule Other Than Her Parents As A Budding Artist, She Has Her Whole Life Ahead Of Her, At Least Until She Faces Her Own TestingQuestions Plague Macey Questions That Make Everyone Else Nervous How Can Death Be Justified With Death What S The Point Of All This Answers Evade Her Until She S Left With Only One Question How Much Will She Sacrifice In The Name Of The Cure If You Liked The Hunger Games Or Divergent, You Ll Love The Cure I couldn t put this book down, I started it for some light reading before bed, and managed to read through the night until I finished I am surprised, I wasn t expecting to like it as much as I did The story is one of our main character, Macey Holsinger, and her life leading up to her Date The Date is just that, a date on the calendar, that everyone is given on their 16th birthday The date is for no earlier than their 20th birthday, and on that date, every 10 years, they must go to the gove I couldn t put this book down, I started it for some light reading before bed, and managed to read through the night until I finished I am surprised, I wasn t expecting to like it as much as I did The story is one of our main character, Macey Holsinger, and her life leading up to her Date The Date is just that, a date on the calendar, that everyone is given on their 16th birthday The date is for no earlier than their 20th birthday, and on that date, every 10 years, they must go to the government for testing Testing to find the cure of the disease The disease, that s been around for over a hundred years I don t remember exactly how long but no cure has been found American s freedom has become less freeall in the name of the cure.There are twists that you kinda see coming, but twists nonetheless in the story as well I found the storyline interesting, and the way the author has described this new America, I thought she was on to something The way Macey thought outside the box that the government put her in, the author was definitely on the right trackthen she slipped Not far, but, slipped nonetheless She could have done SOOOOOOO much with this idea, and she already had a great foundation The characters were well thought out, and relationships formed between the reader and each character to the point that when one dies, I m bawling my eyes out The author was thisclose and then she seemed to quit I felt like she just decided to quit the book, and threw down an ending It felt so rushed, I m flipping back and forth on my kindle, searching up the book online, trying to figure out where the rest of it went As much as it pains me, I have to say that the ending was so off putting I m not sure if I want to read anything else by her She raised my hopes so high sigh besides the ending, there were a few inconsistencies in the book that can be overlooked, but bothered me, so I m putting them here, in case the author wants to read my drivel.In the beginning of the book, Macey s attention is directed to a flag in her history book, but she doesn t even know what a flag is HOWEVER, we re told that she s watched schindler s list, lord of the rings, back to the future, and has access to all sorts of old moviesof which SOOOO many of them would show FLAGS Then there s the TV To quote Macey I d seen a television at the museum, so I had a basic understanding today everything was digital and stored on your home s mainframe There were no televisions, only high definition projectors but yet, they gather around the TV quite a few times in the book I said they can be overlooked, and I already called my writings drivel, so if you re still reading, you can t complain there were a couple other things, like the home decontamination thing, and how it seemed to take a while, but then all of a sudden everyone else is just walking into the house and it seems they re no longer being decontaminated by Rosie the house , and do places of business or employment do decontamination We re never told she d been decontaminated before walking into the studio, or art gallery, or anything.anyway So Aside from that Amazing book I m just stuck on the lackluster ending sigh The story is utterly riveting Stephanie sets up a believable character in a realistic world of the future, the adds layers of despair and claustrophobia like chiffon on a wedding gown Each adding subtly to the whole until you find your heart hammering along with the heroine s.The characters are all well fleshed out, and you can almost feel the bad guys breathing down your neck I almost never cry at movies or books, but I had to take a break from this to stop myself from bawling which would The story is utterly riveting Stephanie sets up a believable character in a realistic world of the future, the adds layers of despair and claustrophobia like chiffon on a wedding gown Each adding subtly to the whole until you find your heart hammering along with the heroine s.The characters are all well fleshed out, and you can almost feel the bad guys breathing down your neck I almost never cry at movies or books, but I had to take a break from this to stop myself from bawling which would have been very hard to explain to the babysitter I practically swallowed the book whole in one sitting, reading 2 chapters yesterday and the rest today.My only complaint was that it seemed to end too fast though that might just be because I wantI can t wait for the next book by this author I m so confused as to how I should rate this book The beginning was quite interesting, but then the story didn t seem to go anywhere I actually stopped reading for a few weeks and almost gave up I finally picked it back up and I m glad I did I feel like the story could ve been better in the sense that, being dystopian, I expected maybe a littleto the world, a littleaction The story just follows the main character with her daily life and nothing else really happens I would ve gi I m so confused as to how I should rate this book The beginning was quite interesting, but then the story didn t seem to go anywhere I actually stopped reading for a few weeks and almost gave up I finally picked it back up and I m glad I did I feel like the story could ve been better in the sense that, being dystopian, I expected maybe a littleto the world, a littleaction The story just follows the main character with her daily life and nothing else really happens I would ve given it a lower rating, but towards the end, the book really picks up and it s really interesting And of course, the ending was really good, which saved it for me I ve read and enjoyed both of Stephanie Erickson s books, and while I thoroughly enjoyed The Blackout, I can see her growth as a writer in The Cure Her characters are very well presented and rounded out The concept is intriguing, and the book appeals to many ages of readers The main character is a rebellious teen in a land of tight government controls Her problems are believable and thought provoking I don t usually like dystopia type books, but this one is so character driven, that I may b I ve read and enjoyed both of Stephanie Erickson s books, and while I thoroughly enjoyed The Blackout, I can see her growth as a writer in The Cure Her characters are very well presented and rounded out The concept is intriguing, and the book appeals to many ages of readers The main character is a rebellious teen in a land of tight government controls Her problems are believable and thought provoking I don t usually like dystopia type books, but this one is so character driven, that I may be converted to the genre Can t wait to readfrom this budding author I really enjoyed this story and found it difficult to put down Set in a realistic but frightening time in the future, against a background of despair, with only the love of family and friends to keep you going, especially when your date is looming.The characters are very believable which brought out strong emotions as the story progressed The only reason I didn t give 5 stars is that I was a little disappointed by the ending. Awesome read Awesome read This book was not only eye opening to the way our world could be but very well written with a good story line I felt so connect with the characters and felt like I was feeling exactly what Macey was feeling If your into dystopian type books I would definitely recommend this one It was alright Started off well and I expected something to happen It didn t The ending was predictable and a little boring Pretty much no conflict When she learns to throwwrenches at her protags she ll be fine. Stephanie Erickson has a true gift I was submerged into Macey s world from chapter 1, sending me on a roller coaster ride of emotions You will laugh, cry, and cheer until the very end Excellent book It s a possible future given this pandemic we re having right now The book was written in 2013 and centers around a pandemic that starts in 2020, and the story is 100 years later Well written and loved the main character and I share the sentiments she has in the story. Well writtenFelt plausible, easy to feel the characters Excellent middle or high school age reading Looking forward to readingfrom this author