Review - All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Title: All These Things I've Done
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus andGiroux
Publish Date: Sept 6, 2011
Hardcover, 354 pages

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Highly looking forward to this book. Deeply disappointed. Not what I thought it would be like at all.

I really like Anya, the main character, but the rest of the book was kind of blah. Never a moment where I felt I couldn't walk away from the book and there was a lot going on.


It is getting pretty good reviews on goodreads - more than 3 stars.

Summary -
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.

Engrossing and suspenseful, All These Things I've Done is an utterly unique, unputdownable read that blends both the familiar and the fantastic.

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