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Abandon

Cabot, Meg (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A near-death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida have turned seventeen-year-old Pierce's life upside-down, but when she needs him most John Hayden is always there, helping but reminding her of her visit to the Underworld.
Authors: Cabot, Meg
Title: Abandon
Publisher: New York : Point, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 304 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: A near-death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida have turned seventeen-year-old Pierce's life upside-down, but when she needs him most John Hayden is always there, helping but reminding her of her visit to the Underworld.
ISBN: 0545040647
9780545040648
0545284104
9780545284103
9780545040648
Statement of Responsibility: Meg Cabot
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical reference (in Author's note)
Subject Headings: Florida Fiction Near-death experiences Fiction Mythology, Greek Fiction Hades (Greek deity) Fiction Persephone (Greek deity) Fiction Family life Florida Fiction Schools Fiction High schools Fiction Supernatural Fiction
Topical Term: Near-death experiences
Mythology, Greek
Hades (Greek deity)
Persephone (Greek deity)
Family life
Schools
High schools
Supernatural
LCCN: 2010047447
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A near-death experience, an incident at school, and a move from to Florida have turned 17-yr-old Pierce’s life upside-down, but when she needs him John is always there, helping but reminding her of her visit to the Underworld.


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May 13, 2014
  • alwaysthere rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I loved the book. I did. But the title does go well with Meg Cabot abandoning her feminist books. I loved how she put the woman with power but never had the man be a weakling. Guess that's out of the picture now. Overall good book. But still sad, because I didn't feel as if Pierce was all that in control.

Mar 29, 2014
  • Violet_Cat_646 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

good book

Feb 13, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I feel a mix of emotions when I think about this book. I loved the concept and the story line. I also enjoyed the flashbacks the main character had, though it annoyed me when they were in like, the middle of the book (maybe the author did this on purpose, because I did read it faster... hmm).Honestly, the only thing that I didn't like about this book was the lack of character development between the family members and Pierce, though this may have been intentional as well. Overall, I really liked this book so much I finished it within 24 hours

Meg Cabot’s mythological masterpiece ‘Abandon’ is amazing. It combines modern times and Greek mythology into a love story told from the perspective of Peirce, a teenage girl. Making Hades a teen himself, and him being able to come and go from the mortal world as he pleases adds a new aspect to the story. One day Peirce was outside in their backyard, when they lived in Connecticut, and while trying to rescue a bird stuck in the pool cover she fell in. She dies and ends up in the underworld, where she meets Hades, or as he likes to be called John. John falls deeply in love with Peirce and offers her a deal; Peirce is confused and decides to make a break for it. She runs away and gets out of the underworld. Peirce somehow escapes and is alive again. Then her parents move her to Isla Huesos, where she will live with her mother. Isla Huesos is the place where Hades lives, and it makes it very difficult for her to escape her past. The novel ‘Abandon’ is flawless, it leaves you wanting more and wondering what will happen next. The crazy Journey that Pierce goes through is addicting. The characters are enchanting. The setting is perfect for this book; it combines paradise with just the right amount of creepy. Overall I loved this book and everything in it.

Oct 02, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Stopped reading. I couldn't get past the weird juxtaposition of a realistic teenage life and a very Greek-style underworld complete with boats and an angel of death style dude on a horse. There's a parody novel called "Awoken" where a girl falls in love with Cthulu, and this book reminded me of it -- not in a good way. Falling in love with a representative of Death itself should be a bit less of a typical angsty teen romance.

Jul 11, 2013
  • red_ant_660 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book had me on edge. Meg Cabot is an epic author as James Patterson, Stephenie Meyer, Claudia Gray, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Lauren Oliver. Can't wiat to read Underworld. Let the fun begin.

Mar 28, 2013
  • bwortman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book, with it's intriguing blend of YA romance and Greek mythology, with a particular focus on the Hades and Persephone myth. Pierce is a bit slow on the uptake at first, but the mysteries of what happened in her past and the oddness of her relationship with John are fascinating. And Pierce and John are actually pretty steamy when given the chance. My only minor complaint is that 2/3 of the book felt like back story, with very little space given to the current mysteries going on the present, which I think shortchanged them a little. Despite that flaw though, I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and I'll definitely be hunting down the next book in the series.

Jan 10, 2013
  • tocch101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Told in a non-chronological order, which makes it feel as if it is moving a little slower than it actually is. However, the story is compelling and I look forward to the future books in the series.

such a good book with a great cliffhanger at the end

Dec 17, 2012
  • Red_Tiger_231 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i loved this book. it related to greek myths and has its own plot. cant wait till the next one comes out in 2012!

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