(PDF/EPUB) The Toll by Neal Shusterman
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m heartbroken and I can t believe that this is over heartbroken and I can t believe that this is over books about this wonderful world and about this amazing characters Go read this books everyone Go read them because I assure you that it s an amazing series with a great story and plot twists that will leave you BLOWN WAY I REALLY OUGHT TO GIVE THIS BOOK way I really ought to give this book star or Jeri alone If you don t know what tokenism is you will understand this term after reading The Toll But is you will understand this term after reading The Toll But me get to the novel in general irst before I start ranting about Jeri specificallyWhen I Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, finished rereading Thunderhead a couple of days ago I did so with trepidation and excitement What will come out of the thrilling cliff hangers I thought Where will Goddard lead his New Order What is theuture of the Scythedom How will humanity handle the absence of the Thunderhead in its lives What will the roles of Rowan and Citra be if they do indeed survive Will humanity reform itself in any kind of profound way How will people handle the impending overpopulation problem if left to their own devicesWhat Shusterman delivered in The Toll was a messy overlong boring meandering novel that also tried to be a commentary on the present day American political climate or so it seemed It culminated in the ending that was both neatly predictable and satisfying and at the same time a total copout The pacing and plot structure needed work There was a ton of characters introduced that ultimately had no bearing on the story arc They lived they did some inconseuential busy work they died or whatever Easily 200 pages could have been trimmed away The whole Toll story line while it dabbled in an interesting idea of how religions are born was long and sucked a lot of oxygen out of the narrative Citra and Rowan had minimal and mostly thankless roles of star crossed lovers to play in this novel and not much elseBut the most massive disappointment or me was by ar the development of. It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead.
Neal Shusterman ë 2 DownloadEct of the gender luid people are people too variety This is not The Handmaid S Tale Handmaid s Tale goodness sake we all have already understood that all social constructs like class gender race were a thing of the past in this series Even though it must be said Shusterman himself never brought up any other sexual identity other than cis in the previous installments Which makes Jeri s character even uestionable I am going to assume that Shusterman came to creating Jeri The Slave Dancer from a well meaning place but it sure turned into an awkward earnest exploitative disaster if you ask meA letdown the best thing about this book is the storytellingwriting without a doubt shusterman is a genius with how he weaves each of the characters old and new having their pathslirt with each other until they inally intertwine there are so many moving parts to the conclusion of this series that "it eels like the reader is watching a puzzle being completed "feels like the reader is watching a puzzle being completed each piece slowing Sleep with the Fishes finding its home until theinal result is realised its just so masterfully done that i cant help but praise the writing and how the story is told so much so that i want to round up my rating that being said i have The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History finally become tired of the story itself luckily its now over i just think the novelty wore off after the second book and this installment is much longer and drawn out than it needs to be in my opinion it also doesnt help that the reason i loved this story to begin with citra and rowen and how they interact with each other is not presentor 95% of this novel its a personal pet peeve when stories separate the main characters so i just wasnt enjoying that aspect of the plot i do appreciate how everything is resolved and i think many ans of the series will like the conclusion but unfortunately i just elt a little less invested in this than i was at the beginning of the series 35 stars Edited 101019neal whyfull review to come The TollThe Greyson Toll iverSAVE MY CINNAMON ROLLS wo. Hor Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy constitutions are tested and old A World on Fire friends are brought backrom the dea. ,
Goddard I truly couldn t understand how he managed to consolidate his power being a nonsensical tantrum "Y Psycho Mass Killing Villain "psycho mass killing villain he was in The Toll Granted there hadn t been much to his agenda in either Scythe or Thunderhead but here in The Toll was an opportunity or Goddard to be explained Goddard had such a strong
"following but why There is a paragraph in this novel that actually could have been a great motivator or "but why There is a paragraph in this novel that actually could have been a great motivator or someone like Goddard What IS an immortal humanity without scythes without the threat of death the only thing that stirs the blood of people the only limitation and the only ear This is the uestion at the a core of this series IMO but the way Shusterman answered it in the end was no answer at all In 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate fact the resolution obliterated any justificationor ever considering creating the Scythedom with its violent methods in the The Oxford New Greek Dictionary first place Also not explained were changes in the rules of this world with Goddard suddenly able to run economies and have new administrative powers I think Shusterman s desire to bring current events and current president into the story to draw parallels changed his original world building to something that makes no sense at allNow Jeri Oh Jeri Jeri is the only genderluid person ever introduced in this series and the way I saw it Jeri is the only gender The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece fluid person ever introduced in this series and the way I saw it character s main role was to be a mouthpieceor this particular issue Shusterman had become suddenly and inexplicably interested in and be objectified and used You could literally tell Jeri was grafted on top of the narrative to deliver the message because there was nothing else The New Job Security for this character to do That in thisuturistic world where people don t die can rejuvenate and reinvent themselves have multiple The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) families and lives and have an ample opportunity to explore everyone and everything anyone would need a lecture on genderluidity was absurd I literally cringed in embarrassment or Shusterman while reading Jeri s TED talks on the subj. Closed itself off to everyone but Grayson TolliverIn this pulse pounding conclusion to New York Times bestselling aut.