[Only Ever Yours] E–pub Ä Louise ONeill

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Read Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Louise ONeill Only Ever Yours Read ¾ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Louise ONeill Ç 0 Summary Eed sons until they are no longer usefulFor the girls left behind the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grimBest friends Freida and Isabel are sure they’ll be chosen as companions – they are among the most highly rated girls in their yearBut as the intensity. There s a good book buried deep in Only Ever Yours a debut novel by Irish author Louise O Neill published in 2014 Set in a Euro Zone where ecological catastrophe has reset human civilization into a patriarchy where women are genetically engineered and socially conditioned to serve men upon graduation from an all girls finishing school at the age of 17 the book caters heavily to Young Adult readers Where its target demographic might find this relatable eerie and thought provoking I found it repetitive unimaginative and dull I plowed through to see what O Neill s idea of a worst case scenario for humanity would look like and was hugely disappointedThe novel is the first person account of frieda a sixteen year old eve we re introduced to ten months before something called the Ceremony is to take place at School the novel s capitalization schemes are tiresome with all the female characters names printed in lower case frieda is best friends with isabel who has been ranked 1 in their class for 12 years on the basis of votes her foto garners by the men of the Euro Zone frieda was recently 3 but as their final year begins she finds herself unable to sleep increasingly addicted to the SleepSound medication doled out by the Chastities the nun type instructors who run the school Her restlessness drops frieda s ranking to 5 while isabel has become so withdrawn she drops out of the top ten altogether The top ten are destined to be Companions wives and male bearing mothers for the Inheritants the top ten most eligible Euro Zone bachelors their age who will select their eves in a draft process during the Ceremony The other eves will become Concubines or Chastities frieda is unable to get through to isabel who would normally be at risk of being sent to the Underground for disciplinary action due to her weight gain but who seems to be under protection of the chastities To survive frieda becomes friends with the new top eve megan a mean girl set to go 1 at the Ceremony at all costs When megan is annoyed her already irritating fake Americas Zone accent takes on a nasal uality Unfortunately megan gets annoyed a lot Mainly at mealtimes I have a theory that she views her need for food as her only flaw I m sick of eggies They re disgusting Why isn t there any other lo carb option available she argues with the buffet as if it could talk back liz and jessie are murmuring encouragement ignoring the line of hungry girls behind them waiting to be served I m starving a tiny girl in front of me whispers to her friend She s about four feet tall waist length butterscotch hair tied neatly at the nape of her neck with a cerise ribbon skinny elbows poking out of a cerise and navy striped polo dress I m sorry did you say something megan spins around and places her hands on her knees bending until she is eye level with the younger girl What s your name then There are ominous signs throughout the novel that things will not end well for the eves even the ones chosen as Companions and even the girl who goes 1 in the Ceremony The top seeded Inheritant named Darwin later visits School and proves uite the dreamboat the six pack racked son of the Euro Zone judge who also seems to be nice in a non rapist non glutton way To megan s displeasure Darwin becomes fixated on frieda who gradually draws information out of her future husband like the fact that homosexuals have been marked as enemies of the state frieda keeps her confidence with Darwin until megan manipulates her into betraying it threatening her future Only Ever Yours has three major flaws all of them critical1 A novelist unable or unwilling to muster one description or one line of dialogue that forces me to stop reading and scribble it down has failed somewhere in my opinion I read fiction to feel something I hadn t when I opened the book or think about things that hadn t occurred to me before I started reading I am just not the demographic for nice effortless and non threatening stories that reinforce emotions or thoughts I already held O Neill s inability to provoke me as a reader to contort her language or surprise with her dialogue was evident throughout2 The author doesn t know where to begin By setting the novel within the confines of School it settles into monotonous repetition Carbs clothes and TV O Neill s conceptualization of the future can be summed up by the social media network the eves use MyFace are discussed ad nauseam Seating arrangements in the cafeteria become as integral as duels in an Alexandre Dumas novel This is all backstory mistaken as story A story would ve been an eve sold into a marriage in the Euro Zone stripped of her support network and immersed in the world for the first time in her life where she searches for clues to her existence It also would ve corrected the third flaw 3 Here we have another Young Adult novel in which the mission for the heroine is to get a boy frieda is shown to care for isabel very much and makes efforts to help her friend but her primary goal is the personal validation that would come by manipulating the affections of Darwin She expresses no thoughts the boy doesn t approve of no opinions the boy can t give her and no self worth she discovers on her own as a young woman According to this novel females need the protection of the cutest most powerful male and even though O Neill ultimately hints that the reverse actually might ve been true the behavior championed here is co dependent and sickThis novel was a gift from a friend who is a bookseller in Cork Ireland She not only resent me a copy when the first was lost in international mail but gifted a copy to me signed by the author which I value as a rare book regardless of how I felt about the material This is a beautiful looking book printed and bound in Great Britain with beguiling cover design by Nicola Theobald I intend to make it a permanent addition to my library and plan on sending my copy of East of Eden purchased at the Steinbeck Institute to Cork That is the only similarity the novels have in common this being Young Adult fare that neither challenged or satisfied me in any way

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Read Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Louise ONeill Only Ever Yours Read ¾ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Louise ONeill Ç 0 Summary Of final year takes hold Isabel does the unthinkable and starts to put on weightAnd then into this sealed female environment the boys arrive eager to choose a brideFreida must fight for her future – even if it means betraying the only friend the only love she has ever know. I purchased Only Ever Yours after it won the YA Book Prize It was one of the few books on the shortlist that I didn t already own or hadn t read but it was one everyone was talking aboutLouise O Neill describes Only Ever Yours as The Handmaid s Tale meets Mean Girls It is startlingly painfully real I ve read a lot of young adult dystopian fiction and I ve been reluctant to think of Only Ever Yours as dystopian it s speculative Even though our society doesn t mirror freida and isabel s exactly if you break it down and deconstruct every judgement expectation and attitude that the girl s are subject to we re almost already therefreida and isabel are two of many girls waiting to see whether they will be selected to be wives to wealthy powerful men and go on to bear his sons They have grown up in a school that teaches girls how to be pretty and in the near future will progress into one of three career paths companions concubines or chastities They don t get to choose which Popularity comes with being the most beautiful and the girls are ranked based on how they look and how thin they are Eating disorders are encouraged and the girls are given opportunities to judge each other constantly In one particularly dark scene a girl stands naked in front of the class while improvements from her fellow students are thrown at her Every time you think Only Ever Yours couldn t possibly get any bleak it doesOnly Ever Yours is a dazzling well crafted feminist satire It all unfolds when isabel can no longer live up to what society wants her to be and we watch as frieda struggles to deal with what she thinks she ought to do and what she feels is right It ll make you angry shocked and outraged and you ll want to tell everyone Asking for It is Louise O Neill s upcoming book about eighteen year old Emma O Donovan who is raped at a friend s party It is a much needed novel and will likely be even difficult to read than Only Ever Yours I also reviewed this book over on Pretty Books

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Read Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Louise ONeill Only Ever Yours Read ¾ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Louise ONeill Ç 0 Summary In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally women are bred in schools trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world At graduation the most highly rated girls become “companions” permitted to live with their husbands and br. I ve put off reviewing this FOR A LONG TIME It s too hard I cannotI don t even have properly formulated thoughts I DON T KNOW WHAT TO RATE IT frets and sweats I m buddy reading this with my friend alsowhen she finishes we can discuss and I will be so grateful but in the meantime if you ve read it comfort me PLEASE HELPThis book is basically a futuristic world were women are treated asbarbie dolls They re only there for sex They are nothing An insult is Don t be academic It s the most sickening society in the world and really really awful and hard to read about I struggled I did While I HATED it with a fiery passion that doesn t mean the book isn t good Gah Which makes it hard to rate I think it also highlighted some huge issues in today s world and just exploded them so we can take a real good look at our tendencies Like society s definition of beauty And the viewpoint of mental healthNot only is it basically about futuristic sex slavery it s about eating disorders too These girls must be perfect They can t be fat They constantly chant how evil and horrible fat girls are Is sickening If they put on a few pounds they get torn to shreds by their peers It basically just shredded my brain the way they had bulimia and anorexia and how this impacted their psychological health too ERghhhh I WANTED TO SCREAM AND CRY The writing is utterly addictive I think the entire book was a tad too long Like it made a point heck yes it made one But at times I felt like we were just repeating the same horror story again and again and again andmove on please I m not sure though if this was just because I was so uncomfortable But the attention to detail was amazing Even just down to the fact that the girls didn t have capitols in their names because they were WORTH a capital letter OmgBut there was ONE real critiue I haveit s narrated by Frieda well frieda and now and again another girl in her year pops up who s name isFreja HECK YES THAT WAS CONFUSING I wishwishwish the secondary minor character had a totally different name My brain was struggling with the entirely new world as was Luckily she wasn t in the book so muchThe moment I closed the book I just screamed BUT THIS IS POINTLESS It s not It s a story with a point but no conclusion I did struggle with that hence it took a few days to even attempt reviewing but honestly This was a good but sickening book I felt 98% uncomfortable the entire time It is 100% depressing It is 1000% well written and thought provoking and feels stabbing andgawsh Hold me I m just going to howl I didn t like the book but it was eye opening and I m so glad I read it It was so painful It was so depressing I seriously have no idea what to think IT WAS A GOOD BOOK BUT IT WAS ALSO HORRIBLE OKAY


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    [Only Ever Yours] E–pub Ä Louise ONeill Louise ONeill Ç 0 Summary I've put off reviewing this FOR A LONG TIME It's too hard I cannotI don't even have properly formulated thoughts I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO RATE IT frets and sweats I'm buddy reading this with my friend alsowhen she finishes we can discuss and I will be so grateful but in the meantime if you've read it comfort me PLE

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    Louise ONeill Ç 0 Summary Read Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Louise ONeill [Only Ever Yours] E–pub Ä Louise ONeill Wowwhere do I start?With elements of The Stepford Wives 1984 The Handmaid's Tale and Mean Girls' this book is ABSOLUTELY one of the unusual disturbing and intriguing books that I have read in uite some time Apparently it was first published as a young adult book but is now being republished as an adult book This takes place in a fu

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    [Only Ever Yours] E–pub Ä Louise ONeill Read Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Louise ONeill Read Only Ever Yours Apotheosis of neurosis wrapped up in dystopia narrowed down to a bitches' school An extremely unusual take on popular topic demostrated in a set of a very persuasive world building The particularly unhappy end felt like an improvement on the messed up world of this dystopian futureThere's lots of insight on bulimicanorexic behaviour drugs co

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    [Only Ever Yours] E–pub Ä Louise ONeill Louise ONeill Ç 0 Summary Read Only Ever Yours I purchased Only Ever Yours after it won the YA Book Prize It was one of the few books on the shortlist that I didn't already own or hadn't read but it was one everyone was talking aboutLouise O'Neill describes Only Ever Yours as The Handmaid’s Tale meets Mean Girls It is startlingly painfully real I've read a lot of young adult dystopian fiction and I've been reluctant to think of Only Ever Yours as 'dystopian' – it's 'speculative' Ev

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    Read Only Ever Yours Louise ONeill Ç 0 Summary Read Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Louise ONeill I have a lot of feelings about this book Just so many Here's the general theme of them though Read This Book Seriously I am not saying that because it was fun and enjoyable because it simply is not It is hell on paper Exuisitely written horrifyingly realistic hell on paper Basically I am just going to list why I absolutely implore you to read this book okay? Great This book is way way too close to how our society actually thinks

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    Read Only Ever Yours Read Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Louise ONeill Louise ONeill Ç 0 Summary Once upon a time there was a happy book This is not one of them Once upon a time there was a clever book This is one of them It's funny because of course before you go into a book you never know what to expect especially with synopsis's lately that sound amazing but turn out disappointing again this is not that book The world in

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  • Paperback
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  • Only Ever Yours
  • Louise ONeill
  • English
  • 07 May 2020
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