All These Things I've Done

I am not a big Young Adult fan. I think the genre is too broad and half the time the books are just not developed as well as they should be.

I was incredibly pleased that this book DID NOT fall into that category. I did not write a large review, but I remember the whole book reminded me of the Great Depression. While some parts of it were exaggerated other parts where completely plausible that our current economy and political situation could be in the early stages of heading down that same road. 

Synopsis compliments of Goodreads:

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. 

It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. 

Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.


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