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All These Things I've Done

Zevin, Gabrielle (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
All These Things I've Done
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In a future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenage cellphone use is illegal, and water and paper are carefully rationed, sixteen-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.
Authors: Zevin, Gabrielle
Title: All these things I've done
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 354 p. ;,22 cm.
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Summary: In a future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenage cellphone use is illegal, and water and paper are carefully rationed, sixteen-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.
Alternate Title: All these things I have done
ISBN: 9780374302108
0374302103
Statement of Responsibility: Gabrielle Zevin
Subject Headings: Organized crime Fiction. Celebrities Fiction. High schools Fiction. Schools Fiction. Family life New York (State) New York Fiction. Science fiction. Organized crime Juvenile fiction. Celebrities Juvenile fiction. High schools Juvenile fiction. Schools Juvenile fiction. Families New York (State) New York Juvenile fiction. New York (N.Y.) Fiction. New York (N.Y.) Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Science fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Organized crime
Celebrities
High schools
Schools
Family life
Science fiction.
Organized crime
Celebrities
High schools
Schools
Families
LCCN: 2010035873
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Oct 09, 2013
  • bethowitz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Definitely a setup for the next in the series but interesting story on its own, too.

Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I did not expect to enjoy this book -- the premise seemed like an opening for every kind of mushy angsty teen romance that I hate -- but it was extremely well done. The story is very character driven, and clearly, creating intriguing character's is one of the author's strengths. I really cared about what would happen to Leo, Natty and Anya -- who is so tough and brave, but so sad at the same time. The romantic tension between Anya and Win is also well done, realistic, and not overstated or uncomfortable. All things considered, a great read for the lover of classic star-crossed romance, subtle and well-crafted.

Jul 27, 2013
  • Claire Christine Keenan rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book kept me on my toes! I didn't know what to expect when I first picked it up, but I was happy I did! Anya was a character that you could easily relate to and watching her grow was a great aspect to the plot!

Jul 21, 2013
  • brenna_noelle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really loved the concept of this book. I read Gabrielle Zevin's book, Elsewhere, and really enjoyed that too, which is why I decided to read this book. (And was it just me or did she allude to Elsewhere when Anya's grandmother said after she died she would end up "elsewhere"!?!?!) I can't wait to read some of her other books!

Feb 15, 2013
  • Futuregohangurl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this was an awesome read. i personally think this book is underratted. i loved the read. the second book out now. is it going to be good tho. i find sometimes the second books in series are boring we shall see.

Aug 08, 2012
  • indigo_elephant_55 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Honestly, I don't understand why this book is praised so highly. The way that the plot was brought out into the book was really weird and I didn't like it. For some reason Anya really irritated me. Some of her actions didn't make sense AT ALL.

Loved this book it was original and unique. I can't really see there being a seagull because everything was pretty much wrapped up. A lot of unexpected and clever plot twists; another great book from Gabrielle Zevin.

Jul 06, 2012
  • Kadie2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I can't, can't, CANNOT wait until I get my hands on the second book. Fantastic book.

Jul 05, 2012
  • kikihappy54 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book, and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I didn't care for the way the plot unraveled. However, Zevin is a genius with anything she publishes!

This book was a pretty good book. It's not my favorite book but I enjoyed reading it.

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Jun 10, 2013
  • maroon_falcon_3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Anya Balanchine works hard to keep her family together in a gritty futuristic New York plagued by crime and shortages. But when you're the daughter of a murdered mob boss, nothing is easy, especially when you fall for the son of the ambitious new assistant DA. As Anya's cousins scheme for personal gain at her expense, she has to choose between her head and her heart. Will she be able to balance everything...or will her world come apart at the seams?

Aug 17, 2012
  • Kadie2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Chocolate and caffeine are deemed illegal in Anya Balachine's world. Being in a mobster family who was known for dealing with such things mean nothing to her, however. After a deadly outbreak of poisoned chocolate comes about, Anya finds herself in the middle of the tabloids over and over again.

Oct 31, 2011
  • SCCLD LIBRARIANS FOR TEENS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It’s the year 2083. Coffee and chocolate are contraband, teen cell phone use is illegal, and water is rationed. Paper making uses too much water, so books and paper are scarce. Anya is the 16 year old daughter of the biggest mafia boss in New York. Her father was involved in the illegal manufacturing of chocolate, which resulted in both of her parents getting killed.

Anya Balanchine spends her days caring for her brother, sister, and grandmother. She tries to stay out of the family business, but is dragged back in when someone poisons her ex-boyfriend with Balanchine chocolate and the police begin to suspect her. She is forced into one of the most difficult trials of her life and has to make some unavoidable decisions to keep her family safe. Things get complicated when she begins to fall for the assistant D.A.’s son, her new classmate, Win Delacroix. Will she become the reluctant gangster and fulfill her duties as head of the household, or will she follow her heart and stay on the right side of the law?
Grades 9-12, 354 pages

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Jan 21, 2012
  • poetrymiss rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I ask God to forgivr me for this and all theses things I've done- Anya

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