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Ellen Allen Writes

Avid reader. Wild swimmer. Indie Author of The Sham. Collector of writing titbits (http://www.ellenallen.co) and all things bookish...


Parched - Georgia Clark, Allen Garns This followed a by-the-numbers rule of writing a YA novel; a dystopian world, an unwilling heroine with powerful family members who can make or break the future, etc. It was promising but had way too much backstory to be anything other than hard work and it seemed very clich├ęd! I was reading a pre-published version though, so maybe it got better after the re-writes from the reviews... I found it in a second-hand bookstore in NY.