Author: Caragh O'Brien
Published by: Roaring Brook Press (2010)
My Rating: ✭✭✭✭✭
Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien was an excellent read. It was very well written, full of rich descriptions, great-structured sentences, and easy-to-love characters. The plotline was just enough action, twists, and excitement to keep me reading and I never lost interest. Unlike other books, this book did not appear dragged out to me (mostly because it was actually full of GOOD sentences!). The characters were extremely well developed, and the twists and turns in the end were well written and I did not see them coming.
Notes: As a whole, however, the story was geared towards an older audience. There were a few confronting birth scenes (our main character is a midwife) that I skipped over. It was written to further drive the point, as this is a very deep book, but it was too much for me in those few scenes.
Overall I did enjoy this book very much. A great dystopia with a fun plot, I would recommend this book to ages 13+.