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This review is also published on Always a Booklover sic was something I didn t expect at all Even the name was unexpected I thought there was something wrong with my computer when I saw the name, to be honest But it certainly did capture my attention Nevertheless, I don t see the link with the book Maybe I missed some clue, but yeah, this isn t really important, is it On to the book So this was a book I wasn t prepared for When I saw the blurb, I was instantly intrigued I mean, what c This review is also published on Always a Booklover sic was something I didn t expect at all Even the name was unexpected I thought there was something wrong with my computer when I saw the name, to be honest But it certainly did capture my attention Nevertheless, I don t see the link with the book Maybe I missed some clue, but yeah, this isn t really important, is it On to the book So this was a book I wasn t prepared for When I saw the blurb, I was instantly intrigued I mean, what could changing your life mean So I decided to read it And I was blown away, truly I was I was prepared for a book that was maybe slightly immature, maybe funny What I was not prepared for was this It truly got me sucked in by the level of thought that went into it.While I cannot say that this is a book that brought me through a wide array of emotions, I can say that it certainly got me thinking Maybe sometimes, we do have to change our lives And sometimes, we do need that push that this game gave the players Sometimes, we have to stop living behind our fa ade, pretending everything is okay Maybe sometimes, we just have to step out and do something else and just do what we want.I did really enjoy reading the book In all aspects, this book helped me to see a different aspect of life Many times, the books I read aren t talking about the poorer side of society, where people really struggle to live In this way, this book was an eye opener, seeing how sometimes, people just want to be heard To have an identity of one s own, to truly be who one is, instead of being what society defines them to be The plot of sic was rather complex and I loved getting to understand the charactersandas they matured and through them playing the game It was, simply put, incredible I truly saw how all the characters thought and how they really were like, especially towards the end The beginning was a little slow, but it really picked up towards the end I loved how the story was told, with little commentaries thrown in by the psychiatrist whenever we are brought back to the present It really gave me insights as to how David thought, because so little was really known about him At the same time, we also started knowingabout Jacob Up till now, right at the end of the story, I m not certain whether he s really sane I mean, he did seem a bit unstable towards the end But I guess, you win some, you lose some yeah The characters in this book were really good to read about I felt like they really had substance to them As in, the main characters were really focused on, and I felt I got to know all of them equally, except maybe for Jacob, but that s cause he is the main character As I mentioned earlier, character development was great too I love character development, so it really got me interested as I saw how the characters matured and started understanding.All in all, this was a really good book I did truly enjoy it, and was hooked, especially towards the end While the beginning seemed a bit slow and monotonous at times, I found it all to be a great set up for the ending and it just allowed everything to fall neatly into place Certainly a very well planned out book and one that truly made me think 4.5 stars.This was a most curious book Any book that starts off with a death accident, suicide, or murder can go two ways promising or bad This one is the first It s natural for people to play games, but for this group of young people playing a game, Eureka, is life changing Literally When tagged, the target has a quarter of an hour time to change their lives dramatically The escalation of this game is at the heart of the story that starts off a bit on the slow side, but the pace quic 4.5 stars.This was a most curious book Any book that starts off with a death accident, suicide, or murder can go two ways promising or bad This one is the first It s natural for people to play games, but for this group of young people playing a game, Eureka, is life changing Literally When tagged, the target has a quarter of an hour time to change their lives dramatically The escalation of this game is at the heart of the story that starts off a bit on the slow side, but the pace quickens toward the end, and there are surprises.The writing is good, with some one or two words sentences, but that works since the narrator is a kid, Jacob What took out a star for me, however, was the fact that Jacob is no hero He s an antihero, and he s selfish and unable to change the core of his being despite adversities Blindly he follows David, the inventor of Eureka, anywhere, which makes him seem stupid These people try to find meaning, but their methods are so extreme, and I think despite their claims to the contrary, it s about 70 30 in favor of thrill seeking instead The six characters come through quite clearly as personalities, and unfortunately they re all broken from broken situations, so there s not much hope here.This is not my typical genre for reading, but it was thought provoking and definitely stays with me for a long time to come, I think For that reason I do recommend this I never knew that 170 pages could capture me the way sic did The philosophy in it is powerful, and will hopefully give young adults a book that isthan mushy romance and superficial lifestyles The plot has a great impact, as readers observe the lives of teenager pariahs Initially they have no meaning in their lives Of course, that is before Eureka before David Eureka s creator seizes their hearts and creates a cult He becomes their Jesus.I cannot deny the originality of the plot I never knew that 170 pages could capture me the way sic did The philosophy in it is powerful, and will hopefully give young adults a book that isthan mushy romance and superficial lifestyles The plot has a great impact, as readers observe the lives of teenager pariahs Initially they have no meaning in their lives Of course, that is before Eureka before David Eureka s creator seizes their hearts and creates a cult He becomes their Jesus.I cannot deny the originality of the plot It is nothing like I have read before There is no book, no movie that can compare to sic This made the plot so refreshing I was walking on unfamiliar territory, and there was no predictability With such a radical game introduced early in the novel, the plot gains momentum I even found that my reading pace increased because I anticipated what the tagged character It would do Better yet, with each Eureka play the novel intensifies as each move isbizarre than the last sometimes even life threatening Being a source of empowerment for the tagged, Eureka eventually becomes the sole motivation of each main character Though it does take up most of the plot, this game which makes Truth and Dare look like Monopoly Junior , is not the only element that escalates sic For example, there are many conflicts and woes that each character has to face Whether it is academic failure or abuse, these circumstances help to make this novel realistic Kelly constructed an amazing plot considering the novel s length It was filled with many WTFs and OMGs which succinctly describes how this book had me on the edge.Kelly provides a gritty dramatis personae that comprises of five major characters David is the quite the philosopher He questions humanity, life and motivation often He uses his Eureka players as subjects for his abstruse theories Jacob, the narrator, idolizes David He even begins to sound like David later in the novel There is also Stephen He is the smug nerd who feels like he needs to prove himself Emily is that deranged looking chic most try to avoid in isolated parking lots Beneath her dark make up, she is a wolverine, ready to do anything in honor of Eureka and David Then there is Cameron the beautiful girl who no one would expect to have a scarred past These characters have a lot in common They cannot attach significance to their lives, and their rejection in society, especially the microcosm of high school, is no aid at all This is why they feel the urge to embrace Eureka It is a panacea that helps them to forget their woes and to add meaning to their lives Eureka is the extension of David, and this is another reason why they obsess over David too With such a passion for Eureka, these characters neglect the salient aspects of living a conventionally fulfilling life, such as education They have found their solace in David a leader who they are destined to impress, a leader who accepts them despite their conditions that their very society frowns upon.This intriguing plot and these perplexing characters deserve to be encased in extraordinary style I must say that Kelly s writing is beautiful I think this alone needs to make that YA label disappear from this novel s description I know that young adults are capable of appreciating fine writing such as myself , but I still think that this novel fits aseasoned audience as well Snippets of eloquence can be found on every page What captivated me the most about Kelly s style was his generous use of metaphors I wish I could add some examples but I have no permission to do so, so take my word Compelling figurative language is a literary element that is being dismissed by many authors, and this is another reason why I found sic so refreshing I also was thankful for Kelly s smooth transitions across the time frames The novel heavily relies on David s flashbacks and then jumps into the presence with ease I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review This review appeared first on Oh, Chrys This is a novel that will keep reverberating long after you put down your Kindle It s such a unique text, and Jacob s voice is really endearing, even in his most awkward moments in one bittersweet excerpt, he attempts to comfort a girl whose mom is battling cancer, and with one sentence his good intentions go awry First, the Six are incredibly well developed and relatable characters Jacob describes them as his family unit, an indispensable part of him In Jacob, an embattled high school fre This is a novel that will keep reverberating long after you put down your Kindle It s such a unique text, and Jacob s voice is really endearing, even in his most awkward moments in one bittersweet excerpt, he attempts to comfort a girl whose mom is battling cancer, and with one sentence his good intentions go awry First, the Six are incredibly well developed and relatable characters Jacob describes them as his family unit, an indispensable part of him In Jacob, an embattled high school freshman, Scott Kelly has created an exceptionally bright adolescent narrator I would compare him to Holden Caulfield, but that would misrepresent how unique Jacob is He idolizes David, whose philosophy and antics are impressive Sartre was right, David says, after one hilarious and thought provoking vignette in which he proves that people get comfortable with who they are and let that definition control them The Devil is a scapegoat, hell is manmade, is Jacob s response, It has sidewalks and street signs but no mirrors You can see everyone but yourself The Six believe that people definie themselves by how other people view them but what happens if a pretty girl can t be pretty and the big jock can t be a strong leader The subject matter gives readers a lot to chew on, dealing with everything from economic and social classism to dealing with terminally ill family members and Alzheimer s, and playing Eureka is a brilliant bit of escapism that will haunt you as you read this book This is a great book that will make you examine your life in ways you never thought to before I was immediately drawn to the story and characters from the very first chapter From that point on, there are twists and turns that make a great book It s refreshing to read a book that makes you think differently about life from the eyes of teens while not including magic, vampire lust or child gladiators Although I loved reading all of those, of course, I think it made me forget that I could possibly feel a rush from a story that can actually happen.Not only is it original in that way, the I was immediately drawn to the story and characters from the very first chapter From that point on, there are twists and turns that make a great book It s refreshing to read a book that makes you think differently about life from the eyes of teens while not including magic, vampire lust or child gladiators Although I loved reading all of those, of course, I think it made me forget that I could possibly feel a rush from a story that can actually happen.Not only is it original in that way, the writing is beautiful Yes, is there a game being played, but at the same time, the author plays with the words He includes many philosophical questions that would excite any college philosophy professor who likes to use current media to illustrate their lessons.I finished sic while sitting in a crowded area full of people and I looked around and had that whoa moment and then had to remember that nobody around me had experienced what I just finished Like I had this crazy secret all of a sudden I love books that do that This isn t my usual type of book, however, I really enjoyed it It makes you think and doesn t seem so horribly young adult that adults can t enjoy it It covers some very interesting topics I loved that all of the characters were so flawed and real Most young adult books seem to have these perfect characters meant to only be the best influence Sometimes we learnfrom the bad influences though The format and the way the story was told kept me interested from start to finish There is al This isn t my usual type of book, however, I really enjoyed it It makes you think and doesn t seem so horribly young adult that adults can t enjoy it It covers some very interesting topics I loved that all of the characters were so flawed and real Most young adult books seem to have these perfect characters meant to only be the best influence Sometimes we learnfrom the bad influences though The format and the way the story was told kept me interested from start to finish There is also a great twist ending that I think everyone will appreciate.Give this book a shot I don t think you will be disappointed Not a story you will soon forget Some very large questions about who any of us are, the impact of the environment on personal development, combined with the risks vs rewards of teens to find meaning in their lives all come crashing together in a very interesting and sadly entertaining story I would guess there is a 50 50 chance you read histhan once. One of the most gripping and thought provoing novels I have ever read Scott Kelly is truly a master of his art in the making, sic holds your attention long after you put it down Definitely a worthy read An enthralling piece of literature. (Book) ì [sic] É Six teens are devoted to a game with one rule If a player gets tagged, they must change their life within the next fifteen minutes The better the player, the bigger the change One might give their car away, or punch the school bully Another might change identities or sacrifice their virginity Anything to keep evolving, to avoid fitting into a label or caring about the junk they own But their quest for enlightenment has taken a rotten final turn one of the players has murdered the game s creator, the teen prophet cult leader David Bloom Our narrator is being framed for the crime can he clear his name and discover which of his lifelong friends is the murderer before he takes the fall sic is a gritty teen murder mystery that delves into the psychology of enlightenment among the criminally dysfunctional It is a winner of WEBook s PageFame award and a cult classic among its thousands of teen fans on Wattpad, some of whom have actually applied Kelly s fictional game to their own lives it was an amazing read the book really gets you thinking Initially I was just looking for reading material appropriate for German 9th graders but I got totally hooked Definitely something to re read