Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.
Pure includes things that are real and could happen in real life. It really gets down to the nitty gritty and portrays how human beings act and really are. I mean the things that all of these people have to deal with are astounding. You wouldn't think that what happens in Pure could happen today but it is real and it definitely could. Julianna Baggott is such an amazing profound writer. I can not believe I haven't read anything by her before. Her writings skills are nothing I have ever experienced before. It is like she got inside my head and made me question things I wouldn't have normally questioned as I was reading this book.
I really just loved Pure for its uniqueness and the way it got to me. Pure has such an astounding affect. All of the characters flow together, the writing is simply amazing and the end is unexpectedly shocking. Pure really gets to your gut and soul and once you start reading it you won't find an excuse to put it down. Go out and buy this book because it will get to you too in a really good way. I really can't wait for the next books in this series to come out. =]