Thursday, May 14, 2009

Book Review #625
How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
Rating: two stars (out of four)

From the first page I felt like I was having to learn a new language.  Sure, I could read every word on the page, but just the slang and lingo was throwing me a little off kilter.  I thought there was a cool idea going here, but some of the follow-through was a little rough.  I could see the author had a vivid picture in her mind and for the most part, she successfully described her world to me.  There were parts where I was slightly confused and the aid of some cleverly placed background information would have done me a favor.  This book was pretty interesting, but I did feel like there was some things that just didn't quite work or make sense.  I didn't feel like all the characters were as developed as they could have been, I didn't care about any of the minor ones, I just did not know who they were, personality-wise.  The world itself was a little strange and just when I had finally gotten used to it, the story was over.  I'm not sure I would recommend this book.  Sure it was slightly amusing, but most of it was fluff, and there are so many other remarkable books to read.

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