Consider As if Alexandra Lucas anxiety disorder isn t enough mysterious holograms suddenly appear from the sky heralding the end of the world They bring an ultimatum heed the warning and step through a porta

  • Title: Consider
  • Author: Kristy Acevedo
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  • Page: 228
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  • As if Alexandra Lucas anxiety disorder isn t enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear from the sky, heralding the end of the world They bring an ultimatum heed the warning and step through a portal like vertex to safety, or stay and be destroyed by a comet they say is on a collision course with earth How s that for senior year stress The holograms, claiming to be hAs if Alexandra Lucas anxiety disorder isn t enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear from the sky, heralding the end of the world They bring an ultimatum heed the warning and step through a portal like vertex to safety, or stay and be destroyed by a comet they say is on a collision course with earth How s that for senior year stress The holograms, claiming to be humans from the future, bring the promise of safety But without the ability to verify their story, Alex is forced to consider what is best for her friends, her family, and herself.To stay or to go A decision must be made.With the deadline of the holograms prophecy fast approaching, Alex feels as though she is living on a ticking time bomb, until she discovers it is much, much worse.Finalist of the 2017 Philip K Dick Award for science fiction Winner of the 2016 PEN New England Susan P Bloom Children s Book Discovery Award

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    • Kristy Acevedo

      Kristy Acevedo is a YA author, high school English teacher, and huge Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter fan When she was a child, her big sister from the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program fostered her love of books by bringing her to the public library every Wednesday.A member of SCBWI, her debut novel, CONSIDER Jolly Fish Press, April 2016 , won the 2015 PEN New England Susan P Bloom Children s Book Discovery Award and was a finalist for the 2017 Philip K Dick award She has her Master of Arts in Teaching English MAT from Bridgewater State University She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two daughters, and two cats Milo and Khaleesi She believes coffee and dark chocolate were put on this planet for the good of humankind.

    965 thoughts on “Consider

    • Greatest book EVER.I may be biased.I hope you enjoy it :)--Kristy Acevedo (the author)Update: Woohoo! School Library Journal gave CONSIDER a starred review! "VERDICT Order multiple copies of this must-have" slj/2016/06/reviews/boCONSIDER is one of Barnes & Noble Teen 13 Top Anticipated YA sci-fi of 2016! barnesandnoble/blog/te

    • The world is stunned when portals and holograms appear, claiming the earth is going to be destroyed by a comet. Told there is no hope but to step through into an alternate future, who will choose the unknown over the prophesied? As society starts to close down, the answer is suddenly not so clear anymore.One of the Phillip K Dick award nominees for 2017, this is definitely a YA book, with a protagonist as concerned with her friends and romance as she is with the end of the world. But still, it w [...]

    • Actual Rating: 4.5* Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewWith the synopsis -- and the holograms -- telling everyone to make a choice, I spent the whole novel weighing my options. Which made it a really fun and engaging read for me. I put myself into Alex's shoes and thought "What would I do in this situation?" At the end, when it was do or die, I had made the decision to stay. When you read the book, you should try this and see which decision is the rig [...]

    • Kristy Acevedo’s debut novel for young adults is a taut sci-fi thriller featuring a unique concept and a complex protagonist. Consider (Book 1 of The Holo Series) is garnering much attention and has already won the 2015 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award and has been named to Barnes and Nobles’ “13 Most Anticipated Science Fiction YAs of 2016.”Measured pacing, captivating relationships and unexpected plot turns make Consider an exciting debut. And the breath [...]

    • I loved this book so much!The main character, Alexandra, suffers from anxiety. (Something I relate to a little too well. Trying to make it as an author makes my anxiety worse, but in an ironic twist, writing and getting lost in a character's head makes it better. How's that for tricky?! But I digress. Back to the book).Alexandra's anxiety is exacerbated when giant holograms appear in the sky proclaiming that a comet will obliterate Earth in just a few months. Oops! Bye bye everyone. Of course, t [...]

    • I really liked the ending. Probably even enough for me to want to read the sequel. I liked the idea of the story too. And I liked the choice of a main character with anxiety disorder. Yet, I didn't like her all that much, possibly because it's a first person narrative. Also I felt the story dragged more than I would have expected. Still, the sequel might be awesome. I'll definitely be keeping an open mind, if I get to read it.

    • I was able to read an e-ARC as Kristy is one of my JFP buddies. I'm not sure what to say about CONSIDER, in the sense of where to begin, where to end, the thoughts in the middle--I suppose that's appropriate for a book that will have a sequel. As well, as a disclaimer, I'm not big on SFF, so this comes from the perspective of a writer/reader who takes things very literally. So, in typical me-fashion, I'll stick with the standouts. The descriptions of anxiety attacks, in particular, though out of [...]

    • This book surprised me and I am not easily surprised. I was expecting another sci-fi/insta-love YA novel and I found a very well written book about pulling oneself together and making tough decisions.The ending took me aback ; I could have predicted it but I was too worried about the characters to even think about it.It is a science-fiction novel but that's not the most important part of the plot.It is in fact the most realistic sci-fi book I've read lately because the author focuses on human be [...]

    • Omg!!! The first two pages had me hooked! I would read a few pages at a time and then today I read about half the book and holy rollercoaster with the twists and turns. And that endinglets just say I'm having major withdrawals. Kristy Acevedo has such a strong voice, I felt Alex's anxiety. And it was so cool reading about places that I've been too living in the same area where the story took place. You need to read this book!!!

    • End of the world + female protagonist with an anxiety disorder? Does it get any better? This is an amazing story about what loyalty, trust, and family means. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys sci-fi, people who don't enjoy sci-fi, and people who don't even like reading! This is the book.

    • I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in return for an honest review, which I am happy to provide because I loved this book! Loved it as in devoured it in one sitting, because I had to know how it all turned out.For 17 year old Alex, life is full of choices. And every decision she makes - about her boyfriend Nicholas, her parents, where she's going to go to school after graduation - only serves to heighten her already out-of-control anxiety. And then the unthinkable happens: vertexes ( [...]

    • SO good!! I'm a sucker for a good apocalyptic novel, and CONSIDER definitely delivered. I appreciated getting a perspective into anxiety disorder—Alex is a great protagonist to represent this because though she goes through a lot mentally and emotionally, she's also strong at the same time, even though she doesn't recognize it. The relationships are so believable and compelling and addicting. And the end BLEW MY MIND. I'm SO excited for the second book!!!

    • Easily one of my favorite reads of 2016. Exactly the kind of book I love, and beautifully executed to boot. Loved, loved, loved this book.

    • Wow That was amazing!While this book is kinda marketed as a sci-fi, to me it felt more like a contemporary with some sci-fi in the background.Alexandra is a senior in high school, struggling with heavy anxiety and frequent panic attacks - and just to make things a little more complicated, the world might be ending.No but really, this book tells the story of a young girl with mental health issues having to deal with the possibility of Earth's imminent destruction, and I am here for it!As far as I [...]

    • I received a copy of this book for review, and since I haven’t been accepting books for review for over than two years, I was ready to dismiss the review request as I’ve done countless others.After looking at the cover and reading the synopsis, though, I decided to give this book a chance. I must admit, I was sceptical about this book. It sounded like a unique and interesting concept (to leave the world through a vertex and survive, or die in the fiery blaze of a stray comet), but I was wary [...]

    • Is the world really about to end? Should we try to escape to another world? Can we trust that the other world will be a good place for us?CONSIDER asks a lot of intense questions, and I couldn't wait to find out how the characters answer them. After holograms announce that a comet is about to collide with earth, portals to another world open across the globe, and everyone must decide whether to evacuate. Every part of this premise is explored: whether governments should control access to the por [...]

    • Dang—that ending! Stunningly done.This book is really interesting in that it's kind of dystopian, kind of sci-fi, both mostly just this girl's life. How she reacts to these impending, potentially cataclysmic events and also how she reacts to her better-than-her-at-everything brother, her best friend, her boyfriend, her upcoming graduation and start of college. And also her anxiety. I've never experienced anxiety in my own life, but Acevedo's portrayal of it was beautiful, I thought. And isn't [...]

    • The unique and suspenseful SF premise kept me reading, but where Consider really shines is in character development. As someone prone to anxiety, I found narrator Alex's inner struggles spot on, including her musing that the end of the world (as we know it) may be less stressful for her than for some people, because at last what's going on in the real world is more disastrous than the what-if scenarios that constantly play out in her head. The relationships, family and friendships and romantic, [...]

    • This book is what happens when a great premise meets flawless execution. I can't go into details without getting spoilerish--can't help myself, this story is just too good. I will say that the MC is sympathetic and believable without resorting to any of the usual YA tropes--Mom and Dad are very much alive and central to the unfolding story. The dilemma is provocative and its unfolding is absolutely riveting. There's humor, horror, hope and frustration all masterfully evoked and propelled by the [...]

    • Lucky me -- I got to read an advance copy of this book. You'll have to wait until it's published!Science fiction, fantasy or any other surreal stories are most successful when they are most human. And that's the key here. Alex, the protagonist and narrator has deep-felt anxiety issues and complex relationships with her family, friends, and boyfriend. The reality of her situation guides us seamlessly into a fantastic story. Step by step, we explore a drastically changed world, where we all must c [...]

    • So many feels.Okay, so I burned through this book in a day because I couldn't put it down. The dilemma of Stay or Go is really well played out here and I felt physically tense at many points. The main character, Alex, grows and starts to come to grip with some big physical and emotional challenges here. One reason for a star deduction is the whole "good thing my boyfriend is good at math but I'm good at words" thing near the beginning. Over all, though, I'm already psyched for book two. I'll def [...]

    • Alexandra (Alex) is a 17-year-old whose future plans are completely overridden when 500 alien vertices appear all over the world. These vertices are accompanied by holograms that foretell doom for the Earth in six months time. Purportedly there is a large comet on a collision course with the Earth and the only pathway to safety is to escape to another planet through a vertex. How will Alex and her family and friends deal with this situation? This was an exciting read and I was so happy to see th [...]

    • First person isn't usually my favorite, but CONSIDER's 1st chapter had me in an instant. A protagonist with an anxiety disorder? With a sci-fi twist on the Apocolypse? Yes PLEASE~

    • 3/5Date Reviewed: 11 November 2017This Review was first posted on Keep Reading Forward. If you want to see more, check out our other locations as well as here.In Consider, vertexes appear throughout the entire planet with one message: the world is ending. As everyone tries to decides on what is best for the planet, friends and families, and even themselves, Alex is forced to deal with everything, even with her anxiety.When I first began this story, I thought I was going into something different [...]

    • Oh my god, y’all! I get to break the streak of bad reviews! Three in a row had really upset me, and I was desperate to find a book I really love to review next. Enter Consider, by Kristy Acevedo!Funny enough, I found this book on accident. So, I was approved for yet more ARC’s I had forgotten I signed up for. One of which is called Contribute. Now, somehow, when I asked for Contribute on NetGalley, I totally missed that it is a sequel! I hate that, and I am obviously still obligated to read [...]

    • Did you find this review helpful? Feel free to stop by my blog Sassy & Dangerous for more! Compelling and unique, Acevedo's debut series starts off with a bang and ends with a shocking twist that will leave readers begging for more.What would you do if mysterious holograms suddenly started to appear from the sky from all over the world, bringing a warning of impending destruction of Earth?Consider tells of Alexandra, a teenage girl who has an anxiety disorder. Alex is close to starting her s [...]

    • I didn’t know much about this book going in, so I wasn't expecting anything great, but I got pretty into it! The main character, Alex, has anxiety, and that’s a big focus in the beginning – detailed descriptions of her panic attacks, spiraling anxious thoughts, and coping techniques. Her dad also has PTSD from being in the military, and Alex has a very antagonistic relationship with her older brother. I feel like these are all uncommon in YA novels, so I really appreciated the author makin [...]

    • Based on the preview of the first chapter, I am already addicted! The book is about mysterious holograms from the future that appear all over the planet to warn everyone of the end of the world. Everyone must now "consider" if they will go through the one-way vortex to a safety that can't be confirmed or stay on Earth as the planet is destroyed by a comet. Can we believe these holograms? What are their intentions?Not only is the idea original, but the main character, Alexandra, is funny and rel [...]

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