Review- Solid by Shelley Workinger

July 14, 2011 Reviews 3

Solid by Shelley Workinger
Paperback, 221 pages
Published July 9th 2010 by CreateSpace 
Age Group: YA
Source: Author
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Summary (from Goodreads)
Teens who discover they were secretly genetically altered before birth are brought together at a classified site where they forge new friendships, find love, develop “super-abilities,” and even unearth a conspiracy.
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My Review: 
This book was such a fast and interesting read. I really enjoyed it. It was a relatively short book, but there was a lot packed into under 250 pages. The story flowed really well, which makes reading a book so much more enjoyable. There were no slow or awkward parts. 

I loved how the book was setup- there was just enough intrigue and mystery for me to not figure everything out on my own, but it was not so complex and confusing that I was completely lost. That is a really difficult balance to strike in the most mysterious books, and I thought that Solid did this excellently.
I do wish that they would have gone into detail about the teens abilities a little bit more. I was left hanging on what they can, exactly, do. Maybe it will be addressed more in the next book. At least, I hope it is. And I also thought that what happened at the end was a bit abrupt. It leaves me with a lot of questions. I supposed that is what the next book is going to be about, but I still wanted to get a few more questions answers while reading this book. 


I thought Jack was adorable, and the stars thing was so sweet. I wish guys were actually like that in real life. 


Overall, I thought Solid was really well thought out and super interesting. I loved how the story just flew right along, I never got bored or tired. I just wanted to keep reading. I am so eager to see where the next book is going to go. I think I am going to have to go pick up a copy ASAP. Great book! 
4/5 Gavels.  
Let me know what you guys thought. 
-Michelle

Michelle @ Book Briefs

3 Responses to “Review- Solid by Shelley Workinger”

  1. usagi,

    I’ve been dying to read this one – I’m glad to see that someone liked it. I’ve been seeing a lot of negative reviews, so it’s nice to see that it’s better than people are talking about. 🙂

  2. Sierra Cullen.♥

    This looks like a great book. I’ve been wanting to read this book. The reviews I’ve come across happened to be mixed reviews; I’m happy that this is a positive one. 🙂

  3. Julie

    I agree totally with your review. I loved the book, and I really hope they address the abilities of the kids a lot more in the next book:)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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