Candor by Pam Bachorz
reviewed by Melanie
This is one of the most trippy books out there! Candor is about a guy, Oscar, who lives in a community his father created where every kid is fed secret messages hidden in music that brainwashs him into behaving like a model citizen. Oscar meets a unique girl, Nia, and is bound and determined not let the music messages get to her—no matter what. This story was completely insane (in the best way possible) and made me seriously wonder if my Ipod was brainwashing me.
The characters, each with their own bold personalities, kept me fascinated. The setting was very interesting because it was entirely set in their freaky community. The best thing about this book was its incredible unique quality. Just when you think nothing crazier can happen—you're surprised at what happens next! Another great thing about this book was the very freaky ending that's very original (but I won't spoil anything yet!) Even though this was a bit of a love story (which I usually can't stand), I still enjoyed all the lovey-dovey Oscar/Nia parts. I would suggest this story to fans of twisted plots. If Candor doesn't send a shiver down your spine, I don't know what will.Posted by Arlo at May 6, 2011 04:45 PM