Chasing Boredom

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Juliette Jackson is a teenaged girl with a vision. She believes that the oppressive government should be overthrown. With the help of her friends she seeks to start a revolution. But, at what cost? How many friends and innocents will die?

Fontaine’s first novel, Chasing Freedom, covers the life of the rebellion from its earliest beginnings. The book takes place over an eighteen-year period. It is told from many points of view. There does not appear to be a clear protagonist and no real character development. The story jumps from person to person to different points in time and back.

Even though it was a relatively short book of 223 pages it felt much longer and took me a long time to finish. The novel could have been expanded and made into a series that allowed for a reader to get attached to a central character. Overall, I was not impressed.

2 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

 

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