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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of The Young Adult Fiction Novel Wither

Wither is a futuristic novel written by Lauren DeStefano and presents a unique storyline in which it creates a perfect human generation free from all disorders but suffers from the Plague. It lets women die at 20 and men at 25. The story describes the devastated worlds of women sold in a market and used as experiments to find a cure for the disease. 

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Author: Lauren DeStefano

Genre: Dystopian/ Fiction/ Young Adult Fiction                               

Pages: 368

Goodreads Rating: 3.81/5

My Rating:  6 out of 10 

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Review and Summary of the Novel Wither

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The author base Wither upon a futuristic world where scientific research made a huge revolution, and they succeed scientists to create perfect humans who have no illnesses. People stopped conceiving naturally, and the artificial generation supposedly lives a better life.

The first generation realised that their children developed a virus that killed the females by the age of 20 and males by the age of 25. The society feels devastated. Generations die with this disease and people drastically demand a cure. 

Now we arrive at Rhine Ellery, who is our protagonist in the novel. Rhine marries Linden Ashby, who is an architect from Florida.  Linden also married two other girls, Jenna and Cecily. Rhine never felt comfortable living in Ashby and always thinks of running away.

The novel, later on, reveals how Rhine escapes the Mansion with Gabriel and how she resolves the society’s mystery. The book discloses her adventure to explore the cure for the dystopian society they live in.

Final Say on The Novel Wither

The book presents a promising plot and characterisation. I did not find the storyline as interesting as it could be. The storyline remained weak, and it seemed a little dull to me, although I am a big fan of dystopian novels. Will, I read this novel again? No, the storyline did not appeal to me.

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