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I really liked The Roar and was anxious to read the sequel The Whisper. Anxious enough to buy it online and read it on my iPad while at a conference out of state. But, I was very disappointed!
Let me start back at the beginning again.
The Roar is the story of a horrible world future. In this world an animal plague was turned loose and pets attacked and killed their owners. In order to keep humanity safe - an enormous wall was built encircling the globe just a little south of England. All humanity was secured behind the wall and all life outside the wall was destroyed - a vast wasteland.
A very odd thing happened after this event - no children were born for years and the first offspring were born with strange appendages and mutant traits. Life continues in this horrible concrete pen until the children are 12. And then...
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He continues to believe in her even as weird things begin to happen to him - like a strange dog that appears first in his dreams and then by his side, a feeling that he is connected to Ellie and finally his uncanny ability to fly the new space ships in the local game room. Those space ships are not only a game - instead they are all part of Gorman's master plan.
Then I started reading The Whisper.
Honestly - I felt like I was reading a rough draft about a book rather than the actual book. The conversation was stilted and the plot quite predictable. I was sorely disappointed.
The story does resolve itself - but by the end I just wanted it to be over.