Review of The Blog 2023

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Nzube Chizoba Okeke
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Review of The Blog 2023

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[Following is an official review of "The Blog 2023" by Carolyn A Hanchett.]
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3 out of 5 stars
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All it takes is one voice to make a difference. This has never been more evident than in The Blog 2023 by Carolyn Adams Hanchett. In it, we witness one girl's fight against the forces that want to suppress the voices of the people of America and take away their rights.

Abby Houston attended an Independence Day concert, and the presentations made her question why these things were not part of the history of America being taught in schools. She embarked on a journey to find out more. By the end of her search, she was convinced that this was part of a plan to rewrite the history of America in the minds of people, especially the young people, and consequently control the lives of Americans.

Abby decided that she might be only one voice, but she would be a voice that would proclaim the truth for everybody to hear. She had a boyfriend, Elijah Morningstar, whose beliefs went against everything that she stood for. Amidst worries about how her decision would affect her relationship, she set her plan in motion. What she would unleash would be beyond her wildest imagination.

Readers will first notice that Abby is easy to connect with. Her words and actions show her passion and determination. It is enough to inspire the reader to pay attention to her words, and it is evident that the author believes in the cause she is trying to champion through this book. It is refreshing to read something so full of heart.

I found the idea behind this book very creative. The author chose to reveal her ideas through Abby's blog. She also showed the struggles and challenges the main character faced while trying to share these ideas, proving the author's point that certain people would go to any length to keep these things hidden.

The suspense and humor made the book very enjoyable to read. The author was ready with surprises at every turn. I could not have seen the final twist at the end coming. It added a very emotional quality to the book. These are the things I liked about this book.

The author stated that the concepts presented in this book are "truths." Sharing such truths should be done objectively, allowing the reader to see the facts and decide. However, the author wrote this book to promote an agenda and did not consider any other points of view. She was highly biased and cast the other party in a bad light, painting a "good vs. evil" narrative that was rare, if ever the case, in politics or life.

Many parts of this book were repeated unnecessarily. Entire paragraphs were just typed over and over for no reason. The book was riddled with errors and should be proofread and edited again.

This book will be most appealing to Christians and conservatives. It would be offensive to liberals and members/supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. It contains triggering themes like assault, death, accidents, and slight mentions of sexual assault.

I noticed that the title, as written on the book's cover page, was The Blog. Meanwhile, it was listed as The Blog 2023. I did some research to find out that the author had written two books before with similar titles, The Blog: Book 1 and The Blog: Book 2. From what I could find, The Blog 2023 was supposed to be a revised version of The Blog: Book 1. I mentioned this to clear up the confusion that readers might face.

This story's writing and plot development are good, but it needs more credibility and reads like the propaganda it claims to fight against. I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it to people who read conspiracy thrillers.

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Post by Amy Luman »

This doesn't seem like historical fiction to me but it did sound like something that I would enjoy reading. I am glad that you gave such specific negatives, they kept me from having to find out for myself. Thanks for the review!
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Post by RutvikPatel »

"The Blog 2023" by Carolyn Adams Hanchett is an engaging story showcasing Abby's determination to fight for truth through her blog. Abby is a relatable character, and the narrative style using blog entries adds a unique touch. However, the book's strong bias and lack of consideration for differing viewpoints may limit its appeal. Numerous repetitions and editing issues need addressing. This politically charged thriller caters to a specific audience.
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