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This is probably one of the hardest books I have read in a long time. Charley, Brynn and Joss are best friends. They have formed a group called "The Ravens". They had two other friends who have been banished from the group. Charley has them dabbling in witchcraft to try to help Brynn's mom who has cancer. But friendships are tested when Brynn tells something to Charley that she doesn't believe. Brynn is scared she will be banished from the group like their two former friends so she recants what she has said. Joss knows deep in her heart that Brynn did not lie to Charley the first time. She has decided she must try to make things right not to hurt Charley but to help her. Her actions almost have catastrophic consequences. Her stupid, yet brave attempt to fix things open Charlie's eyes to the truth. But can knowing the truth fix things between her and her friends? One of the best, yet painful books I have read. I could identify with Brynn. I was that shy girl who like Brynn recanted a statement out of fear of losing the love of those around me. This is a must read book about speaking up when you don't feel strong enough to speak up.
 
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skstiles612 | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 25, 2023 |
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I have not received this book from early reviews buts its effecting more score.½
 
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Sammi.Smith | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 15, 2023 |
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I really did not like the writting style used in this book. The sentences were extremely long and choppy. It would also repeat phrases, without reason. It made enjoying the book difficult.
 
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PeasAndPods | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 1, 2022 |
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This book deals with some pretty heavy topics, including sexual assault, anxiety, and depression. While geared towards teenagers, it’s not the normal fairy, happy ending type book.
The progression of the characters is intriguing and perhaps more adult-like rather than teenager.
But it includes a life lesson we all need: Be Brave. When the world is pressing down all around you and you don’t know how you can possibly carry on; be brave. You don’t need to be perfect or understand how everything will work out. All you need to do is be brave and take it one step at a time.
 
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Lexyw18 | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 26, 2022 |
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The Ravens is a very good young adult novel about finding your people, finding your voice, and standing up for what is right. It is not about witchcraft or magic. It has a lot of #MeToo influence throughout the book. It’s told in the alternating voices of the three main characters - Charley, Joss, and Brynn. While I liked the way the author developed these characters, I feel like a lot of their actions were unrealistic. Overall, I enjoyed the book. I received a copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.
 
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mtlkch | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 25, 2022 |
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I was provided with a free copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers programme.
This book introduces to three first-person protagonists: magic-obsessed Charley, snarky Joss and anxious Brynn. Together they are The Ravens, although as the book opens the club is already fractured, with two previous members having been excluded for making allegations against Charley’s teacher father.
My favourite thing about these characters was the fact that they were portrayed as realistic teens, not forced into roles where they where they had an improbable amount of agency to service the plot. I felt particularly strongly for Brynn, the need she had to cling to the friendship with Charley at all costs.
I can’t find the original blurb, but I think it perhaps oversold a little on the magic elements. Charley casts spells, yes, but their effects could be real or could be purely psychological. Ultimately it’s a book about friendship, not witchcraft, and it’s also a story about finding the strength to speak out, and about coming to terms with loving someone who has done terrible things. I’d recommend to teens who like quiet, introspective stories where female friendship is centred.
 
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Twynnie | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 16, 2022 |
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The Ravens has a unique backdrop for a coming of age novel that makes it interesting despite the frequent clichés. It reminds me a bit of the TV show The Circle in tone and content, so overall it was enjoyable.
 
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bookworm1701 | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 12, 2022 |
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A few things I loved; I loved the character development, the fact that I really understood each point of view, the descriptions of things, the over all plot (I’m a fan of the movie “The Craft” and it kinda had a undertone feeling). Things I did not love; Some of the sentences dragged without saying much, the outcast aspects were total clichés, Joss was annoying. I WILL be buying the book in September to add it to my physical library, because over all it was really a good story and the things I didn’t like were basically me problems.
 
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AmandaGiboney | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 8, 2022 |