Thrive

Thrive In a time and place where the gulf between the haves and the have nots has grown painfully wide Olivia lives a life cushioned with abundance Until the day she is kidnapped and held for ransom by Hann

  • Title: Thrive
  • Author: Mary Borsellino
  • ISBN: 9780994261991
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a time and place where the gulf between the haves and the have nots has grown painfully wide, Olivia lives a life cushioned with abundance Until the day she is kidnapped and held for ransom by Hannah, a girl from a very different kind of life Olivia discovers a taste for things not commonly condoned in her world black market books, daring friends, wild creativity FrIn a time and place where the gulf between the haves and the have nots has grown painfully wide, Olivia lives a life cushioned with abundance Until the day she is kidnapped and held for ransom by Hannah, a girl from a very different kind of life Olivia discovers a taste for things not commonly condoned in her world black market books, daring friends, wild creativity From the depths of factory oppression to the dizzying heights of vigilante rooftops, Olivia travels the margins of society, where the misfits gather and build homes for themselves out of whatever they can get their hands on and fight to make a life worth living.

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    1. Well, Mary Borsellino can tell a good story. For me, this novel was almost an even combination of Marlee Jane Ward'sWelcome to Orphancorp (and honestly kind of what I'm expecting from Psynode when I finally get around to it) and alsoBeyond Shame by Kit Rocha. On the surface, these are very different books, but what they have in common is the gritty, dystopian world feel. Particularly with Beyond Shame, which also shares the same class separation as does Thrive.Olivia is kidnapped for ransom as s [...]

    2. “In a time and place where the gulf between the haves and the have-nots has grown painfully wide, Olivia lives a life cushioned by abundance. Until the day she is kidnapped and held for ransom by Hannah, a girl from a very different kind of life. “I was riveted by Mary Borsellino’s beautifully written and compassionate portrait of a girl discovering a world beyond her narrow privileged world. Fairy tale and comic book references are woven elegantly into the text. I especially loved is that [...]

    3. Before we begin, full disclosure- I consider Mary a friend, and I read an earlier version of this book before it was called Thrive. There have been some changes, which are (I think) for the better, and which have coloured my opinions a little bit. So now you know I'm biased towards thinking Mary's books are great, here we go:This book is great. It's a thoughtful and interesting take on dystopian fiction, neither condemning or celebrating technology, but instead thinking on how we as a species in [...]

    4. Mary Borsellino is my favourite YA author you’ve probably never heard of. With Thrive, she does for dystopian lit what The Wolf House did for vampires: creates an elegantly-crafted tale which should appeal to fans of the genre and non-fans alike. Thrive is sprinkled liberally with references to classic works of dystopian lit as well as to films, comic books, and fairy tales; it would be neat to do a book club compiling the texts mentioned here and comparing them.In the best near-future SF trad [...]

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