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Uncommon Stock: Version 1.0 (The Uncommon Series)

by Eliot Peper

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Before I get too far into my review of this book I firstly want to say that I really enjoyed the story and read it fairly quickly. I have a few free weeks so am catching up on books on my kindle. I very often download free books, so am presuming that this was a freebie and I thank Eliot Peper for a good holiday read.
The protagonists are both strong characters and are students. Not having internet access I could not check at the time of reading to see if this book is classed as YA or not, but I felt that the language and the constant referral to James T-shirts was possibly aimed at YA readers. I don't know why I felt that the occasional swearing by Marra did not feel right, but it jarred a bit. The story is a bit like a coming if age, where Marra and James still act in a child like manner, but realise that others have a lot to offer them in their struggle to get their business started. Marra very often acted like a spoilt know it all brat, but I liked her spunk and determination even after lots of set backs. The story ends with a cliff hanger ( not my favourite endings), but it is done in a really good way, that should encourage readers to buy the next book ( as long as it does complete the story). I am not sure I will, not because I did not enjoy the book, because I did. It is well researched and the author clearly understands business and start ups. Personally I could not relate to the characters as they were young, but I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy easy read contemporary, mystery, business or YA. ( )
  allysonrabbott | Jul 24, 2015 |
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Mara Winkel, a student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is asked by her best friend James to partner with him to start a new software company. Soon she discovers that the world of technology startups is fraught with intrigue, adrenaline, soaring successes, and scorching failures. It turns out this is especially true when your technology threatens entrenched drug cartels.… (more)

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