April 16, 2015
Full book review is now up on Word Revel
.April 6, 2015Initial thoughts:
What on earth did I just stay up to read for? To finish a book that left me wishing I hadn't. For once I concede that the hype got to me. I had grand expectations, especially with everyone going on about "the twist" and when I finally got to "the twist" I just thought, "That's it?" Because half-way through the book I started questioning the whole setting and before everything was revealed, I had already figured out what that twist was.
The writing style was jumpy. I didn't appreciate that, although it could be said to be reflective of the narrator's state of mind. She's a very unreliable narrator, mind you. The whole book came off as a pity party and I hardly found myself caring about any of the characters. Was I supposed to feel indignant about race and class? I think so. Did I feel indignant? Yes. But not about race or class. I felt indignant about reading yet another book that I didn't enjoy.