Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
In The Chrysalids John Wyndham takes the reader into the anguished
heart of a community where the chances of breeding true are less than 50 per cent and where the deviations are rooted out and destroyed as offences and abominations. The narrator of the Chrysalids is David, who can communicate with a small group of other young people by means of 'thought shapes'. This deviation from a cruelly rigid norm goes unnoticed at first. But sooner or later the secret is bound to be discovered, and the results are violent, horrific...and unbelievable.
The Chrysalids was an amazing novel full of adventure, love, and great character development. I really got to see an in-depth look into the world of Waknuk and this society. I really enjoyed this book and truly recommend it!
The character development and plot movement was really amazing. I really liked this novel because I was really given an in-depth look and got to see the relationships between the characters while still having a plot that interested me. I loved the relationship between the protagonist, David, and his little sister Petra. One major part of the story was character relationships and developing characters.
I also really enjoyed how I got to understand the society and the world that would be set in the future according to John Wyndam. I was really shown that the people of Waknuk, which was the society they lived in, really and truly believed that this was the way to live and you could see why. The author did a fantastic job with explaining the different societies as well and how they contradicted with each other.
The plot movement was also very great because it wasn't too slow or too fast. Every chapter left a cliffhanger that transitioned into the next chapter and kept me reading. There was always something happening and I am looking forward to reading more of John Wyndam's books. :)
Likes: David, Petra, Rosalind, bravery, contradicting societies, character relationship, character development, weak characters, strong characters, being yourself, the telepaths, Sealand.
Dislikes: Nothing. :)
*Note: This book contains mature themes such as violence and torture.