The Walls Around Us

  • Title: The Walls Around Us
  • Author: Nova Ren Suma
  • ISBN: 9781616205904
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Unlimited The Walls Around Us - by Nova Ren Suma - The Walls Around Us, The Walls Around Us An alternative cover for this ISBN can be found hereThe Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices one still living and one dead On the outside there s Violet an eighteen year
    Unlimited The Walls Around Us - by Nova Ren Suma - The Walls Around Us, The Walls Around Us An alternative cover for this ISBN can be found hereThe Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices one still living and one dead On the outside there s Violet an eighteen year

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    About Nova Ren Suma


    1. Nova Ren Suma is the author of the YA novels THE WALLS AROUND US as well as the YA novels IMAGINARY GIRLS and 17 GONE, which were both named 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound by YALSA Her middle grade novel, DANI NOIR, was reissued for a YA audience under the title FADE OUT She has a BA in writing photography from Antioch College and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and has been awarded fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Millay Colony, and an NEA fellowship for a residency at the Hambidge Center She worked for years behind the scenes in publishing, at places such as HarperCollins, Penguin, Marvel Comics, and RAW Books, and now she teaches writing workshops She is from various small towns across the Hudson Valley and lives and writes in New York City.Find Nova online at novaren and on her blog distraction99.


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    1. Not one of us was truly innocent, not when we were made to stand in the light, our bits and cavities and cavity fillings exposed.What a beautifully written little mind fuck I finished The Walls Around Us and spent a few minutes in silence, just wondering how it s possible for an author to dream up such a strange, dark, disturbing tale I ve always found Nova Ren Suma s style not to my liking, but there is something about this story, the characters and the bleak setting that really just works.Was [...]

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    2. Jealousy can transform one into a monster, it really can.I guess the perfect word to describe this book is disturbing It wasn t just a ghost story among a thousand many others Everything about it was unsettling, especially its atmosphere The story itself didn t perturb me the most it was the nonchalance and emotionless state of the creepy characters that discountenanced my state of mind And that mostly because this book had no plot, or so.The author seemed to go with the flow and write whatever [...]

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    3. At first I wasn t sure about this book because I kept getting really confused BUT, the author set it up just perfectly, in my opinion at any rate On this night, the first Saturday of that now infamous August, there were forty one girls locked up in the Aurora Hills Secure Juvenile Detention Center in the far northern reaches of the state, which meant we were one shy of full capacity We weren t yet forty two.Amber, Violet Orianna they are all three connected But how are they connected As I watche [...]

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    4. What a phenomenal book this was So unique, so different, so suspenseful This is my first book by Nova Ren Suma but it won t be by last I gained so much respect for this author and I m hoping she ll be a new favorite This novel is frightening in every sense both because of outer events and the inner thoughts of the characters It s a spooky novel that tells a twisted tale, but is also highly psychological I loved it Every second We were alive I remember it that way We were still alive, and we coul [...]

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    5. Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum 2.5 StarsThe only thing scarier than a teenage girl is a teenage girl ballerina Ori and Violet were BFFs from the time they were wee little girls As they grew, so did their love and talent for ballet, as well as their bond with each other Now 18, Violet is on her way to Julliard and a chance of fulfilling her dream as a prima ballerina .Ori, on the other hand, isn t quite so fortunate She s been convicted of a horrific crime and is on her way to a juvenil [...]

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    6. Another fabulously strange book from Nova Ren Suma The writing is brilliant, the way the story is told is mesmerizing and deeply disturbing I just loved it First I have to say that the blurb reveals too much I went into this without re reading it, and I personally think that if I had known than I did, the story would have lost the extra bit of magic that the unknown allows us to have While this revelation is not exactly a twist there s no real aha moment it does become an unsettling fact that y [...]

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    7. Let s start with this The story is told about 3 different teenage girls You have Amber who is in a girl s detention center for killing her stepdad Then Violet, she is the dancer that is living her dream as she is about to start Julliard but needs to put the past to rest Then you have Oriyou almost don t like this girluse even though she is heading to that detention center she just seems too good to be true Teenage girls are the masters of twisting stories to fit their scheme of things and this b [...]

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    8. I have two thoughts, and they are 1 what did I just read 2 i am so so so so so so confusedI really wanted to read this one because BALLET and MAGICAL REALISM.But it s not really much about ballet It s dual narrated by Violet ballerina and Amber prison inmate and the murder that sort of connects them But it doesn t connect them at the same time, because there s this other girl called Ori who is in prison and connected to Violet but Amber s cellmate sonnection Are you confused GOOD BECAUSE I AM I [...]

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    9. Maybe, long ago, we used to be good Maybe all little girls are good in the beginning.This book I can t even begin to describe how utterly weird but also captivating it was Nova Ren Suma, you have messed with my head.This is a tale of innocence, jealousy, darkness, obsession, madness, etc It s told from the perspective of two girls Amber and Violet, but their stories are linked by Orianna, a ballet dancer convicted to Aurora Hills juvenile detention after a crime she may or may not have committed [...]

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    10. I d been very hesitant to read this novel for a long time and resistant to Suma s books in general have no idea why , but this is a pretty great psychological thriller with a touch of paranormal.

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    11. See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsI was actually not aware that Suma was publishing another book so when I saw this one popping up on Netgalley, I nearly fell out of my seat No exaggeration, peoples Seventeen Gone was when the author stole my heart, and tucked it away some place where I ll never find it again And while The Walls Around Us did not deliver the same effect, I am still amazed by Suma s amazing writer abilities Her books are castles, and you d be mad not to see it that way.Nova Ren Su [...]

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    12. 4.25 stars This book has been described as Orange is the New Black Swan and I think that sums it up pretty well It mostly deals with female friendships and rivalries both in prison and in the world of ballet For someone like me who prefers reading about the slightly disturbed and twisted minds so much than reading about the sane ones, this was a great pick It wasn t perfect by any means, but it was definitely my kind of book A few unreliable narrators, a very mysterious atmosphere and a pinch o [...]

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    13. There is no one writing books like this in YA Suma is the YA equivalent of Shirley Jackson, and I don t think it s as clear and amazing as it is in this book.The publisher has been calling this Orange is the New Black Swan, and that description is on point e There s not a lot that can be said without spoiling this book, but it s a gorgeously written and haunting story about innocence and guilt, about being locked up and being on the outside, and about the lies we tell ourselves and the truths ot [...]

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    14. It took me a long time to finish this book Not because it was bad or boring or particularly slow moving No, not at all It took me so long almost a week because it was so dark, thick, kind of depressing and also kind of confusing in that what in the world is going on here kind of way I had to take it in small doses, otherwise I would ve gone nuts The plot line was so mysterious, so murky and fuzzy and all kinds of messed up, I just couldn t wrap my mind around it Don t get me wrong, I loved it I [...]

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    15. Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistible urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex Yippee J.R Ward,the 1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels Nova Ren Suma, an American YA author, pens her latest paranormal thriller called, The Walls Around Usthat spins around the lives of two girls one dead and one alive whose voices channel the story of the primary character who was convicted o [...]

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    16. This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoI want to start off by saying that in the hands of the right reader, this will be one well loved book but it seems I wasn t the right reader I started off this book being so so sure it would be a 5 star read for me It had the right amount of mindfuckery and just made me really excited because I adore creepy bizarre books If you think I am going to say that this got too creepy or bizarre for me, you would be wrong I think what went wrong with t [...]

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    17. Booktubeathon book number SIX I honestly have no idea what just happened with this book It was alright but I also don t get it at all What just happened II don t even know.The writing was good though And even though the ending was so confusing it was also good Idek man.

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    18. Holy cats, this book is so vivid and amazing, it practically moves in your hands I read it without knowing anything about it except that I loved the cover IT S GORGEOUS so I ll try not to spoil too much of it for you Here s the deal Two teenage girls one alive, one dead narrate this suspenseful tale of big dreams and dashed hopes, set among two extremely cutthroat environments ballet and prison I ve nicknamed it Black Swan Mean Violet is a ballerina with a huge secret on the verge of stardom Amb [...]

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    19. We step out of our cages We are free, like we sense we ve been before We re alive, or are we At least we know she is Part of me adored this book, part of me is sort of confused Undeniably, a haunting and beautiful story.

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    20. My rating 4.5 of 5 stars She was coming She was the next thing to come, after the locks Once she was here, everything would go wrong Of that I felt certain Amber is an inmate at Aurora Hills Secure Juvenile Detention Center who hasn t seen freedom since the age of thirteen when she was arrested for murder One night, much like all the rest, something changed though and all the doors of the prison were open and the girls that resided there briefly tasted a freedom that they never thought they d wi [...]

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    21. Que livro mais doido e que escrita linda Adorei

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    22. i m pretty surei loved this wow ow wow wow wo

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    23. 4.5 starsI ve admired Nova Ren Suma deeply ever since she published her debut, Imaginary Girls Her books aren t easy reads and they could never be described as entertaining, but they are, as a rule, thought provoking and brilliantly written There s always such quiet beauty to her narratives, an unpretentious quality of her writing, very simplistic in nature but gorgeous beyond compare Her style is far from being decorative or lush, but she still somehow creates an atmosphere that envelops the re [...]

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    24. I had seen great reviews for this, so obviously when I first picked it up I expected something spectacular, however, I diverge from the mainstream opinion of this book, I really didn t like it In the beginning the story showed promise, a little bit of darkness with a touch of magical realism however, the abrupt and inexplainable ending of this book just left me befuddled, confused and a little bewildered, so sadly this just wasn t my cup of tea.

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    25. 3.5 Stars Ballet drama juvenile detention center dark, fairytale like atmosphere That s all I needed to know to make me want to read this young adult novel full of secrets and betrayal Beautifully written mystery with supernatural elements It went a little off the deep end in the last fifteen pages, but it was worth the read for the exploration into the invisible walls that divide us Ori s dead because of what happened out behind the theater, in the tunnel made out of trees She s dead because sh [...]

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    26. thedailyprophecy 2The moment I started this book, I knew I was up to something good This was one of the best beginnings I ve read in a long time The writing style is gorgeous and I was immediately curious about the mystery around the juvenile detention center and Orianna This is a story about guilt, lies and dealing with a situation that s not in your control Through the eyes of two girls, Amber and Violet, we get to know the story behind Ori s conviction.The first chapter starts with Amber s po [...]

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    27. Have you ever felt like a book punched you in the face And you are left with your hand on cheek like it hurt Well, this one did that to me I won t say anything else because everything feels like a spoiler.

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    28. We were alive I remember it that way We were still alive, and we couldn t make heads or tails of the darkness, so we couldn t see how close we were to the end.The Walls Around Us es el mejor libro que he le do en lo que va de este 2015 EL MEJOR Este tesoro de libro me ha dejado sin palabras, con el est mago hecho un nudo y con la piel de gallina Dark and twisted and hauntingly beautiful Una historia que no es para todos pero que puede llegar a satisfacer tanto a j venes lectores como a otros ya [...]

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    29. Find this and other Reviews at InToriLexACTUAL RATING 4.5 Stars We kept forgetting, and we also couldn t let go This book took me in on a whirlwind of friendship, emotion and surprise The characters are flawed but never one dimensional The friendship between Orianna and Violet reminded me of all the sacred moments I had with friends while growing up, and it was refreshingly authentic It s easy to root for young girls still trying to find themselves, during that part of adolescence when your sure [...]

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