All member reviews for Wither: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 1

Common Sense Media says

Mature dystopian fantasy with polygamy, teen pregnancy.
 

Users say

(out of 8 reviews)
age 13+
 
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Teen, 17 years old Written byCallMeJenTheVamp September 13, 2011
 

Wither Review

The best book I've read in along time.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Teen, 13 years old Written bysarahzazzle January 4, 2012
 

One of the best books I have read

Great book that has me urning for a second novel!
Teen, 13 years old Written byRockyBalboa June 28, 2012
 

Pretty Good

It was okay, but I wasn't as wowed as I thought I would be. Not much character development.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 16 years old Written byNIXY January 27, 2012
 

LOVE IT!

I think it is one of the best books i have ever read! ah! just LOVE it!
Teen, 14 years old Written byjeswsie819 December 20, 2011
 

satisfied my Hunger Games craving

This book is amazing!!! The writing style is very similar to The Hunger Games which is probably why I like it!
Teen, 16 years old Written byMysterious_ballerina July 25, 2011
 

Wow! Just Wow

I read this book in one night and it's about 350 pages, the book is amazing but it's definitely not for children or preteens. The book is about a 16 year old girl, Rhine, who gets kidnapped and forced to marry this man Linden. Rhine is strong-willed and just wants to escape. The language used isn't that bad a few curses but nothing horrible. There is a lot of drinking at parties and at one Rhine and Linden get a little drunk. Nothing awkward is described but one of the wives (who's 13) gets pregnant and the other wife is trying, the main character Rhine doesn't though. There is a few gross scenes one where a girl dies and another is when the 13 year old gives birth. Make sure your at least 14 or mature to read this book, it's very very good and the story WILL suck you in. I recommend it! :)
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byangelabovedemonbelow January 10, 2012
 

Amazing book but only for more mature teens

I hate it when I pick up a book, and while reviews call it 'dark haunting' when in reality, the book is simply a bit higher on the education level. Wither isn't one of those books. The world created in the book is really three-dimensional, and sometimes, you feel 'this could actually happen'. The writing style itself is very good, and the book really makes the reader think. Most if not all the characters in the book are well developed, especially for a first person novel. Rhine is an amazing role model because despite her situation, she won't give up on her goal of escape. The book is dark, and it can be scary for younger people. A teen reader also might not get the most they can out of the book unless they're more mature with a better understanding of the 'real' world. The sexuality in the book is slightly concerning- a 13 year old gets knocked up and is excited about it- but it is understandable considering the world the book takes place. Overall, this book is amazing and a must read.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much sex
Adult Written byNele Peeters February 25, 2015
 

Fantastic!

Wither is one of my favorite books and I can read it over and over again. I actually read it 7 times and chances are there will be many more times. Honestly, I don’t know how Lauren DeStefano does it. Every time I read it, I can imagine exactly the same place and exactly the same characters. Her description and writing skills are so incredibly good, she just keeps you hooked. I think this is still the best book in the trilogy although the others were very good and powerful too. It’s this way of hers how she can actually let you live in the story. I love how the story grips you tight and doesn’t let you go. You never get tired of it.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models