A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of You

Book - 2014
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"When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine's father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father's killer and avenge his murder"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, ©2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062278968
0062278967
9780062278975
Characteristics: 360 pages ;,22 cm

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Gingergenius
Jun 01, 2018

So here's the deal. There is a full blown rape scene in this book that is written off as romantic, and no one seems to care about it. Marguerite, while in control of someone else's body, has sex that results in a pregnancy. She only ever feels minor guilt about this, and the guilt revolves more around "stealing" her first time with Paul rather than the act itself.

The book goes out of its way to seemingly say that it's ok, because the main Marguerite has looked at some of this universes version of Marguerite's art work and that shows how in love she is with Paul. Yeah, that doesn't count as consent. That's fucked up.

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Marilyn34
Oct 23, 2017

This is a really exhilarating journey and it always had me on my toes on where the next dimension would be.

Check out my review of "A Thousand Pieces of You" on my blog at:
http://axarr.blogspot.com/2016/05/review-wednesday-thousand-pieces-of-you.html

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Teddi_elaine
Jun 24, 2017

There were so many plot twists and turns in this book. Some really hit home and gave me the feeels, but overall it is a fantastic read. It was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it to all readers. ~TE

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TOMOKOCHAN1
Mar 18, 2017

Ten chapters in. Great read!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 17, 2017

Claudia Gray’s A Thousand Pieces of You is the first of the Firebird series, and even though this was the second time reading this book, I still found it fascinating.
Marguerite Caine is the daughter of two brilliant physicists who are on the verge of a scientific breakthrough; they built the first device that could allow human consciousness to move through alternate dimensions, and it’s called the Firebird. After Marguerite’s father is murdered and a close friend, Paul Markov, is found guilty of his death, Paul uses the Firebird to jump to other dimensions. But, Marguerite and her friend Theo go after Paul with the Firebirds hanging around their necks, and discover things that could change everything.
I found this storyline to be really unique and interesting and although you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, I fell in love with the book covers of every Firebird novel.
I would give this book a 4/5 star rating and recommend it to readers ages 13 and up.
- @ilovefood of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Love triangle alert! This book has such a unique way of blending romance and sci-fi. Imagine you could travel to other "dimensions" where you could live out what "you" would live out, in that time period?! This book doesn't cease to disappoint those who may look for time travel or quests, with driven ambitions for causes such as revenge. Marguerite, facing her father's death, wants to find the murderer and avenge him. But what if everything she was told were lies? Readers will long to find the answers with the protagonist herself, and dive into a conspiracy darker than what they ever imagined. 5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

TSCPL_Anna Dec 18, 2016

I'm not gonna lie. I picked up this book because the cover is exceptionally beautiful. But the cover isn't the reason I rated this book so well. The story is exciting with never a dull moment. There are plot twists any avid mystery or thriller fan would appreciate. And the romance, while enjoyable, isn't all consuming like some fantastical YA tales. If you check out this title, be sure to check out the next two in the series with it, because you'll be eager to know what happens next.

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Elizabeth_118
Nov 21, 2016

This book was exciting and enjoyable read. Can't wait to read the 2nd installment of the Firebird collection.

ArapahoeKati Oct 21, 2016

Let me tell you: I fell hard for this book. Amazing world building, a fast-paced plot, and just enough romance to keep you burning through those pages.

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SashaE
Oct 15, 2016

WOW! I enjoyed this book a LOT! I couldn't put it down, I read it in 1 night! It was very fun to read and I very much enjoyed reading it. The cover was the real reason I grabbed it though. But I am HAPPY I DID!

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Melevere
Jul 23, 2016

At times, the concept of multiple universes can be hard to understand, however the author, Claudia Gray, does a wonderful job explaining its role in the story and how it is affecting the life of the characters. This book offers a new science fiction topic in a young adult genre and keeps you at the edge of your seat as the story develops.

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SashaE
Oct 15, 2016

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DreamerInStars
Jun 24, 2016

"... I feel something I've only ever felt once before - this dizzying sense like being at the edge of a cliff, both scared to death and yet feeling this inexplicable, insane urge to fling yourself into the sky."

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