Thursday, November 3, 2011

Marsh reviews The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Marsh Reviews The Unwanteds

     In a land called Quill, every year, there is a ceremony called The Purge.  The Purge is a way to eliminate the creative children from their world.  The creative people are called the Unwanteds.  Alex is an Unwanted.  His identical twin brother, Aaron, is not an Unwanted and he is the one that reported Alex for being creative. He is taken to the Death Farm where the Unwanteds are taken to be killed, but it turns out the Death Farm is really a school to help the Unwanteds turn their creativity into magic.  The Death Farm is called Artime` by the people who live there.  Artime` is a very colorful and artistic place.  The man that runs the Death Farm, Mr. Today, is not killing the Unwanteds, he is helping them.  The people of Quill have found out the Death Farm is really training the Unwanteds instead of killing them.  The citizens of Quill  are going to attack!  

     Can Alex survive?  What will happen to Artime`?  What to happen to Quill?

     I loved The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann!  It is a very good book and I loved that the characters were brave and creative.  I would be an Unwanted that was sent to the Death Farm because I am creative and sometimes I don't fit in.  Sometimes people think athletics are better than arts, but I disagree.  Arts are just as important as sports.   I learned that societies that don't have creative people in them will not work as well as societies with them.  Quill needs the Unwanteds to be a better society.

I give The Unwanteds 5 Monsters,
And, a shout out to Lisa McMann for being a great author!

You can find The Unwanteds at your school or local library, or you can buy it at your favorite bookstore.

To find out more about the book and its author visit 


  1. Great review! I have been wanting to read this book, but I wasn't sure it was for me. This review makes me want to give it a second look.

  2. I agree with Andrea- your review made me decide to go ahead and give this book a try. I'll be looking for it at my school library.

  3. Love it!

    And, Emiline's last comment.. "Yeah! Below!" That is priceless.

  4. This was one of my favorite books! I'm glad that you loved the review and if you haven't read the book, you really need to give this book a try. Thanks so much for following and for leaving me a comment.


  5. I love the idea of there being a place for creatives to go and be themselves though I wish we could just do that anywhere we are be welcomed!

  6. Great review :) These videos are so cute, lol love them!
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  8. Great review. I completely agree with you that a society without creative people wouldn't work very well. I'd be with you in Death Farm. I really need to give this book a read :)

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  9. Thanks for this giveaway ^o^


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  10. Nice review. I have this on my to-read list. Just have not gotten to it yet.

    Sara Kovach

  11. thanks for the giveaway!
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  12. Thanks for the review. I love a story that makes us look at what society thinks. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway! My email is redfearnv at gmail dot com. I really loved the Unwanteds too. It would make a great addition to my collection!

  14. awesome giveaway!
    Loved the review, now I am even more excited to read this book :)

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  15. TY for introducing me to this book! It is now on my wishlist on Amazon :) astroqueen67 on GFC Entering the giveaway for this book > Holly Swint

  16. I've had this one on my wishlist since I first saw the cover and read the blurb. Thanks for the review!
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