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A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

A Long, Long Sleep (edition 2013)

by Anna Sheehan

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Title:A Long, Long Sleep
Authors:Anna Sheehan
Info:Candlewick (2013), Paperback, 352 pages
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Tags:2013 read, fiction, futuristic, young adult, teens, library

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When Rose is awakened after more than 60 years in stasis, she finds her world a very different place, with everyone she ever know gone. Trying to acclimate, she finds that not only is her existence and the method to preserve it controversial, she is not sure why she was forgotten for so long, and a computerized assassin is tracking her. ( )
  pmlyayakkers | Jul 1, 2014 |
Not bad, but just couldn't force myself to keep reading. Stopped at page 100. Couldn't click with it, I guess.
  Stormydawnc | Jun 23, 2014 |
I picked this up because of the review done by the Book Smugglers, and also because I love fairy tale retellings. The beginning of the book is slow. It took a while for me to get into it, but the last half just flew by. I enjoyed the author's voice, and I was glad she didn't force this into a lovey dovey unhealthy teenage romance paradigm that seems so popular.

I only had one real "complaint": Ok, so you have this all powerful cyborg zombie thing out to kill the heroine. He's so bad ass he strikes fear into the hearts of all. Yet, our stassed out, fragile, stressed flower of a heroine manages to avoid him relatively injury free how many times? It kind of got old after the 3rd and 4th time. It made sense within the overall framework of the story, but still was repetitive.

Overall, I did really like the story and am looking forward to reading more from the author. ( )
  bonreads | Jun 11, 2014 |
Very touching book. Well written (at least in my opinion). I kinda read it quicky and will need to re-read it again some day. ( )
  halkeye | Feb 6, 2014 |
This book was fantastic. The descriptions of the story led me to believe it would be another romance centered story, but I was surprised to find this was not the case.

Romance, or perhaps love is a better word, features strongly in this story; but it is not marginalized by stereotyped romantic ideals. It is instead about varying types and degrees of love. It is about what happens in the absence of love and the consequences that occur because love is lacking or weak.

I adore Rose because she starts out very self critical, without being a martyr, and grows stronger throughout the story. I love her process of self-discovery. I appreciated the reality that Sheehan infused into all the characters involved in the "love" relationships.

My favorite character, after rose, is Otto. His humanity, despite the fact that he is not wholly human, intrigues me. His oddities make me want to know that rest of his story and how the friendship between him and Rose grows.

And the brilliance of this story is that it is post post-apocalyptic. It is set after humanity has totally descended into chaos, both physical and ethical, and then managed to rebound and come out the better for it. It may seem unrealistic, but it is nice to think if we totally bottomed out as a race we would pick up the peices AND learn from our mistakes. ( )
  Angelina-Justice | Feb 3, 2014 |
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Sixteen-year-old Rosalinda Fitzroy, heir to the multiplanetary corporation UniCorp, is awakened after sixty years in stasis to find that everyone she knew has died and as she tries to make a new life for herself, learns she is the target of a robot assassin.… (more)

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