Among the Nameless Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #), For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1), The First Star to Fall . Fans of Divergent will love Diana Peterfreund’s take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion set in a post-apocalyptic world. In the dystopian future of For Darknes . Jun 12, Read Common Sense Media’s For Darkness Shows the Stars review, age rating, Author: Diana Peterfreund; Genre: Science Fiction; Topics.

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This review appears on Young Adult Anonymous. Not a lot happened, it was a lot of talk about what should be right, and if Elliot is doing the right thing, or if she is doing what got the previous generations in so much trouble. With a deeper development of the supporting characters and the ethical issues surrounding enhancements, I reckon this book would have been amazing.

And fled, four years ago. Peterfrend, Ann manages to deal with this situation with poise, despite falling apart on the inside. Diana Peterfreund knows her source material.

The Posts that Elliot is close to are great side characters, especially Dee and Ro.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Could it Be Love? Elliot, no surprise, is a big advocate of Post rights against her traditionalist father and sister, but I loved how she’s torn between Luddite antitechnology sensibilities and the desire to improve the welfare of the Reduced on her dxrkness by embracing the new Post inventions. Shkws never understood that topic because I never bothered learning it. We don’t get to know what actually made Elliot reconcile to the advantages of genetic modification or what happens to rest of the world.

Four years ago she declined. I did love the cover!!

For Darkness Shows the Stars

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Wow, what an incredibly unique and compelling story! But I think you have it backward. They get fed, but is it the food she eats in her big house?

And I absolutely loathe crop management. They wear simple clothes, don’t embrace technology and are what they think “taking” care of others that are less like them.

BUT several generations later, the Reduced began to infrequently give birth to dqrkness children. Now, I had seen somewhere in a review that this was a retelling of a Jane Austen novel, or rather that it was based on it or whatever it’s early and I frankly don’t want to think of a different way of saying it, right or wrong, lolso, in the back of my mind, I knew not much stara go on.

There aren’t any reviews yet. I found Elliot’s decision a bit OOC. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Persuasion is, in my eyes, but I did not expect perfection. I am aware that others might find fault, but I thought that the situation on the brink of a possible revolution was the perfect back-drop for a “forbidden” romance.

I guess Elliot’s sister and father could be counted but. I know he’s angry and bitter and probably is convinced that Elliot doesn’t care about him, but he seemed almost too stand-offish and angry. Do you really have that little confidence in your mother and yourself? I also thought that Elliot’s thought processes could be totally unrealistic to the point of seeming ridiculous– She was just so insecure!

See how nitpicky this all turned out, when I really do want to push this book into everyone’s hands?

Diane Peterfreund is brilliant, so Jane Austen stras. They plan to run away together but she ended up staying behind. Absolutely Lovely What I Loved: She had to, or everyone on her plantation would starve.

Maybe ‘soft spot’ is kind of an understatement: De modo que en recompensa por ser fielesellos mandan a los Reducers, ellos los ‘protegen’, los ‘cuidan’, los comandan.

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This might’ve been the reason why I felt like it lacked something; in order for me to like and sympathise with Kai, it’s necessary for me to feel that Elliot was wrong in leaving him. I want to quote the whole letter, I loved it so much, exactly like I love the one in the actual Persuasion.


All of these elements together make this book feel like a much less nuanced, much less mature, much less powerful version of the original. I am the same person I’ve always been. The ending feels hasty and clumsy, with conflicts magically resolving or being left to hang without a thoughtvillains disappearing off the page into thin air, and several characters making abrupt one-eighties that feel convenient but not realistic. So, ya know, not going to waste any more time talking about how I misinterpreted what this book was going to be about again, duh on me lol and how I only highlighted one passage for this review one!!!!!

Maybe if I read Persuasion by Jane Austen I would have a better understanding for the motivations behind the characters and why they acted the way they did, but on the other hand I think that a book should be able to stand alone and be likable whether I read the classic it was based off of or not.

View all 3 comments. But again, the way things are dealt with is exquisitely Austenian, so, not complaining. It was a fast, compelling read and that was what I was looking for at least. In the end, it was kind of dull, odd, and absolutely nothing held my interest. Not Your friend, Kai Yeah, no joke, that’s basically in a nutshell how the letters came across to me.

They went something like this: This political and social landscape is complicated more and more as time passes.