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What the community says about I Thirst (The Veritas Chronicles)
- "This isn't my usual type of book but I have no regrets reading it. I was never Catholic, but growing up, I knew several people who were and I was fascinated by the ritual of it all. These rituals and symbiology play a big part in this book and I'm sure a practicing Catholic would appreciate reading about them. "
- "Pretty neat book for those of the faith. Even if you aren't a christian you may find some inspiration in this book. I read this over the weekend, which is pretty crazy for me. It usually takes me a week to read through a book. But this really caught my attention and made me reflect on my religion. Certainly was worth the purchase."
- "I Thirst is a book I recommend to the teens at my church for the time around Lent. It has a wonderful story but manages to incorporate Christian poetry and lessons. Unlike many YA novels today, it is not an exploration of sexual relationships and drama, which is a refreshing change. "
- " liked this book even though it is not a style I typically read. I purchased it knowing that from its reviews. At times the language reminded me a little of Margaret Atwood, Donna Tartt, and Sylvia Plath, yet it often has characteristics of YA, which I read a lot. Prose sometimes takes the form of verse, as I've seen in some recent YA, and some true verse is in Spanish, a language I love but need to bone up on. I normally don't read prologues and seldom epilogues but read both in this book, particularly curious about the prologue, which won an award. I thought the prologue was good, although the author might have described the picture frame as containing a photo of a young boy to give the reader that light-bulb moment later. The epilogue provided a glimmer of hope for future romance that I expect from contemporary YA."
- "An odd book, that uses a story within a story approach, which largely works, but serves to help bog down the overall tale and highlight the fact that not a whole lot is really going on. It's very beautifully written, but a bit dull and sacrifices substance, for style. "
- "This was a great read for me as a Catholic teenager. I was weary at first because the title seemed a little inappropriate for my age group, but it was a really great young adult read. I related well to the main character, Rebecca, and love that the book takes place in a Catholic environment. However, some of the reading was a bit complex for me."
- "While I Thirst is a fantastic book, well plotted, thought out and full characters, I do not think it fits the bill as Catholic fiction. I'm sure there are other books that would be better suited for the best in catholic fiction. This one is definitely a good read though."
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- "I was looking for an adult fiction book for my high school son and I cam e across I Thirst by Gina Marinello-Sweeney. It's a perfect book for that age group and is very well written. He even used this book for his high school language arts book reports assignment."