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ARC Review: A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

Summary

The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.

Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head . . . literally.

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Hi, everybody! I’m back with another review. But first, I’d like to apologize to anyone wanting to comment on Monday’s blog post and found that they couldn’t. I didn’t realize the Comments Section was closed until the next day. I love hearing what people think and will make sure to double-check to see if the Comments Section is open.

Anyways, back to today’s review, which is on L.L. McKinney’s debut, A Blade So Black. It starts off with some action, setting the stage for two of the main characters and their dynamic. This relationship between Alice and her mentor, Addison, was one of the main reasons that I liked the book. They cared for one another on a really deep and emotional level. However, readers only get to see the result of spending months together, so who knows? It might have not been the best teacher-student relationship in the beginning. 😄

I also appreciated how the author adapted Alice in Wonderland to fit into her retelling. I honestly loved all the changes she made, and thought that it made the story more enriched and engaging. One of my major hang-ups on retellings is when the retelling could be exactly the same as the story, with the exception of setting or something like that. It’s always nice to see what authors add on to an older story, you know?

The only thing I that I didn’t like when reading the book was that sometimes I’d go from really invested to looking around the room in semi-boredom. Thankfully, the ending was interesting enough to redeem the novel overall, but I doesn’t erase how I fell in and out of reading at times.

Well, that’s all I have to say about A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney today. I liked what it brought to the table as a retelling, even though it had its slow moments. If you have any questions or comments about this book, though, feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below! And remember, if you’re interested in reading A Blade So Black, the book comes out on September 25th, 2018!

And as always, thanks for reading everyone!

– Sumaya

I received an advance reader’s copy from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review.

Review: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Summary

A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself.

So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.

Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.

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Hi, everyone! I’m back with another book review, this one being on The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. Now, while the book’s summary did entice me when I first heard about it, I soon realized that this was a book written in verse, which I’m not really used it. But I gave it a chance nonetheless, and I’m glad that I did, because this book was amazing!

In the past, whenever I have read poetry. it usually got me in this confused state where I felt I had to interpret every single line and I still wouldn’t get it. This book is probably a bit different, being narrative poetry, but I found myself racing through the pages, wanting to read more. Not only did I appreciate the way the story developed, but I also appreciated how it was written. It made me reconsider reading poetry and and got me to read The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace (which is a pretty good book, btw).

As for the characters, I really appreciated how complex they were in this book. Before reading The Poet X, I would assume that poetry wouldn’t have been able to delve into someone’s personality, at least enough for me to be satisfied. But I love how this book proved me wrong, describing a lot of Xiomara’s experiences and how they defined her. The relationships she has with her friends and family as well as what they mean to her are fully in view, even the messy contradicting bits.

Overall, The Poet X is a fantastically written book that I would recommend to anyone, even people who say they don’t like poetry! 😉 Have any of you read The Poet X? If so, what did you think of it? Let me know in the Comments below!

Thanks for reading, everyone!

– Sumaya

ARC Review: Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

Summary

From debut author Mary H.K. Choi comes a compulsively readable novel that shows young love in all its awkward glory—perfect for fans of Eleanor & Park and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him.

When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

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My rating:

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Hi, everyone! I’ve recently finished reading Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi and cannot wait to talk about it! When I saw this on NetGalley, the first thing that drew me in were the Rainbow Rowell references. What can I say? I really liked both Eleanor & Park and Fangirl that those comparisons get me every time! But the second thing that made me really want to read this book was the texting bit! I really like the idea of people getting to know each other more through text, opening themselves up when they wouldn’t have otherwise. So, needless to say, I’m really grateful that my request was approved by NetGalley and the publisher!

Firstly, I really want to say that these characters were great! They really popped in this story, every single one of them! Sometimes, I find that while the main characters are really developed within a story, the secondary characters are either flat or aren’t seen as much, and thus become flatter characters in comparison. And yes, while Penny and Sam take center-stage in this novel, the other characters are given such detailed description that I feel as if I know every character within the book!

But honestly, I did love the dual POVs alternating between Penny and Sam! I think it was seeing how they saw themselves versus how the other person saw themselves that made it really worthwhile! If it was just one POV though, I probably wouldn’t have liked it as much. Especially with Penny constantly berating her looks and personality. It just rubbed me the wrong way. It wouldn’t be once in a while; instead, it would occur in every other chapter. I get the fact that she has such a beautiful mother as well as the fact that girls are taught to monitor their appearance and find themselves lacking is a part of it. But seriously, I wish I could read about a character who was mostly confident in their appearance. They don’t have to be Mary Sue confident about it – I just would love for it not to be a main hang-up sometimes. Sam’s also insecure about his appearance, being really skinny and covering himself with tattoos to compensate, which helps. The great thing, though, about their inner thoughts is that you see that the things that bugged them are loved by the other person. It was the balm that soothed my soul!

I did enjoy reading about Penny’s journey as a writer in school as well as Sam going to community college to study film. Penny’s experience did remind me a lot of Cath’s in Fangirl, so the comparison to it was pretty accurate! I loved seeing her written story develop within the main story, and kind of want to read it in its entirety now! Likewise, it was interesting to see Sam’s process on how he filmed his documentary and I wish that I got to know more about what happens afterwards, in terms what he does with it later…

Well, that’s all I have to say about Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi! For now, at least (I honestly have a whole lot more good things to say 🙂 )! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who’s a fan of Rainbow Rowell or contemporary novels in general! Especially if they’re looking for YA novels with a post-secondary setting! For those of you who are interested, Emergency Contact comes out on March 27th, so save the date! And if you have any thoughts about this novel, feel free to share about them in the Comments Section below!

Have a nice day, everyone!

–  Sumaya

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

ARC Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao

Summary

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.

With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can’t bring herself to tell them the truth–that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.

But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?

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My rating:

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Hi, everyone! Another day, another review! I’m really excited to talk about today’s book, though, which is American Panda by Gloria Chao! I remember being excited for this book as soon as I saw the announcement on Twitter last year! It just sounded so good! Now, I’ll be honest; I tried to keep my expectations low so I’d enjoy it, as that worked the last time I read a book. But I just couldn’t! It’s okay this time around, though, because the reading experience was amazing! 🙂

First of all, I really liked Mei as the main character. I believe that her voice made this book what it is. I really got a chance to relate to her as well, with her whole “going-off-to-college” experience. You rarely have YA go in that path (what characters are usually thinking about is getting to college, but rarely is their experience fully viewed). In fact, the only YA books I can think of with a college setting are We are Still Tornadoes and I Hate Everyone But You. It was that experience of discovering what you want to pursue, going to lectures, tests and whatnot that I enjoyed reading about. That and seeing how she handles it while balancing expectations from her parents in upholding her end of the bargain by becoming a doctor. I totally got that since at one point in my life, I was influenced into becoming a doctor and selecting my courses and major because of it. I understood exactly what Mei was going through, which is probably another reason of why I ate this novel up!

I also like how this story had a nice balance of humour and seriousness to it. All throughout, you’d get these fleshed out characters who you want to see more of! With the progression of the novel, the characters developed alongside until it was over and I was sad to leave them behind. The only character I actually didn’t want to see fleshed out was Eugene, a potential suitor for Mei. Shocking, I know! I’m usually complaining about the fact that a character isn’t developed enough and here I am wanting this character to remain flat. It’s just that I didn’t think that Eugene’s presence benefited the story’s plot in any way. You could leave his minor appearance out and it would still be the same. It was the idea of Eugene and arranged marriages in general that actually mattered to the plot.

Well, those are my thoughts on American Panda by Gloria Chao. I really liked it and I would recommend this book to anyone looking in the Contemporary sphere! If you have any questions about this book, feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below. And for those of you who are interested. American Panda comes out on February 6th, 2018!

Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

I received an advance reader’s copy from Simon & Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski

Summary

THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: You must be gifted. You must be younger than twenty-five. You must be willing to accept the dangers that you will face if you win.

Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Gupta’s entire life has been leading up to this—the opportunity to travel to space. But to secure a spot on this classified mission, she must first compete against the best and brightest people on the planet. People who are as determined as she to win a place on a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe.

Cassie is ready for the toll that the competition will take; the rigorous mental and physical tests designed to push her to the brink of her endurance. But nothing could have prepared her for the bonds she would form with the very people she hopes to beat. Or that with each passing day it would be more and more difficult to ignore the feeling that the true objective of the mission is being kept from her.

As the days until the launch tick down and the stakes rise higher than ever before, only one thing is clear to Cassie: she’ll never back down . . . even if it costs her everything.

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Hello again! Another day, another review, and this one is on Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski! I’ve been trying to read more Sci-Fi and broaden my horizons instead of comfortably reading Contemporary over and over again. So far, it’s been hard to break that habit of returning to Contemporary, but I still try and read something else once in a while. And this book sounded pretty interesting, with the huge competition and everything! Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy the book as much as I thought I would…

The main reason for this was my initial feelings for the protagonist. I didn’t like Cassie from the beginning, with her thinking she’s better than everyone else. Even after she began to develop as a character, and I started to like Cassie a bit more, there was still that initial impression that followed me until near the very end. If I liked anything, it was probably her development as a character, making friends while in the competition, and realizing mistakes she has made beforehand. I liked some of the secondary characters a lot more though, like her friends Emilio and Mitsuko!

As for the plot, I actually liked the idea behind it all, with the winner of the competition going into space alongside seasoned astronauts. And every step of the way, I was intrigued by the challenges set up to determine the winner as well as the courses used to catch them up. Although all throughout the novel, I did wonder “Why do they need an inexperienced person to come along with them to space?” And how does youth play a role?” And while my questions were answered by the end, those answers just spurred so many more questions! Honestly, the plot was where it was at for me and the only thing I can think of that I didn’t like was sometimes the pacing would be really quick in some places, but really slow in others.

Well, that’s about all I have to say about Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski. Wasn’t my favourite Sci-Fi read (that honour goes to The Thousandth Floor! 😉 ), but I did find it interesting. Not sure whether I’ll pick up the sequel, though…Has anyone else read Dare Mighty Things? And if so, what were your thoughts on the book? I’d love to hear about it in the Comments Section below!

Take care, everyone, and keep reading!

–  Sumaya

I received this copy from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Review: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Summary

Five girls. Three generations. One great American love story. You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture–for better or worse. Ranee, worried that her children are losing their Indian culture; Sonia, wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair; Tara, seeking the limelight to hide her true self; Shanti, desperately trying to make peace in the family; Anna, fighting to preserve her Bengali identity–award-winning author Mitali Perkins weaves together a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.

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Hi, everyone! I bet you weren’t expecting another review from me so soon! Well, this review is on Mitali Perkins’ most recent novel, You Bring the Distant Near. It’s an intergenerational story (three generations, one story), dealing with a family’s ties and troubles. Fun fact: this is actually the first book I read that has multiple perspectives from multiple generations. I didn’t know what to expect from it, so I was pretty happy that it turned to be a good read!

So many characters in this one novel! But I really loved the middle generation, with Sonia and Tara’s perspectives! I feel as if I saw and understood them the most and really missed their POVs later on in the novel. They’re both so different, but interesting in their own way. And they always stuck by each other and supported each other as well! I really missed their camaraderie later on in the book, when it focuses on their daughters. I also liked the little bits I got to read from their mother’s perspective. You got to see her point of view and reasoning, especially when it came to relationship with her husband and daughters. As for Sonia and Tara’s daughters, while I thought their POVs were just fine, I wished for more Sonia and Tara, or even just more Sonia interjecting into Shanti and Anna’s POVs, since she was present, just not as vocal.

Also, can you believe I read this book in one sitting? Well, I did! I couldn’t bare to put it down and did most of my tasks with one eye on a page. 😀 I was just really invested in these characters and where they would end up! This story did not lack in terms of plot, which is kind of surprising to me, since I thought that an intergenerational story would deal more with character development and whatnot. But The Distant You Bring Near definitely had a good mix of both!

Well, that’s all I have to say on You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins! I’m pretty glad that I got to read that intergenerational story and cannot wait for the future ones I’ll probably read because of it! If you have any comments or questions regarding this book, feel free to share them in the section below. Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

I received an advance reader’s copy from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review.

Review: A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

My rating: green4

(4.25 stars)

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hi, everyone! Another day, another review! I’m really excited for today’s review since it’s on A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi!  A Crown of Wishes is the companion novel to The Star-Touched Queen and focuses on Gauri, Maya’s sister. In it, she has to compete in the Tournament of Wishes with a partner in order to obtain a wish to save her kingdom. Her partner turns out to be Vikram, a prince from an enemy kingdom who wants to be an actual leader to his people rather than just a puppet king. Along the way, they learn more about themselves- and each other- in a month’s time than they did in years. I’ll admit, I was mainly excited about this book because of how much I liked The Star-Touched Queen and was interested in what Roshani Chokshi wrote next. I wasn’t heavily invested in what happened to Gauri after the events of The Star-Touched Queen until I read A Crown of Wishes, where Roshani Chokshi made me fall in love with Gauri and a number of other characters as well!

Where to begin… How about  at the beginning and the fact that I loved it! During the first quarter of the book,  I was thinking to myself,”Five stars, five stars, five stars!” The writing quality was outstanding and very realistic (which was a slight problem when it came to food 😀 ), whether it was on imagery, recaps or a character’s thoughts and feelings. I think I take the writing style of a book for granted sometimes, but I could not ignore the stunning writing in this book that made it all the more enjoyable. 😉 I also really liked the set-up and how our main characters entered The Tournament of Wishes. The story flowed from there and to all the adventures they had along the way until they reached their destination in the Otherworld. Along the way, we’re given more information about the Otherworld as our protagonists travel to Kubera’s, the Lord of Treasures, Court and to the Tournament. If you’ve read my previous reviews on fantastic novels, you’d know that I’m  interested in the world-building and myth surrounding the novel just as much as the plot. I really enjoyed A Crown of Wishes’ world-building, not only because we’re already a bit familiar with some otherworldly beings, but so are our main characters. They might not know everything about the Otherworld, but they’ve learned enough to go by without flailing around about what to do. I think that’s my favourite type of fantasy, more immersive than portal quest.

What I loved most about this book though was that it was really consistent. The overarching theme was how dangerous desire was and you could see that in almost every section of the book. That makes the story even more awesome because the supposed goal is that they obtain a wish from Kubera’s tournament. What they learn while competing in the Tournament has the ability to change their whole perspective from what it once was. Then there was an emphasis all throughout the book about the importance of stories, how immortal and fluid they are, ever changing after multiple tellings. As a reader, I fully support the importance of stories and was glad to see that in here. 🙂

While there were some parts of the book where I got bored or didn’t fully grasp, especially at the end, I enjoyed reading A Crown of Wishes and thought that it was on the same level as The Star-Touched Queen, maybe even better since it got me interested from the getgo whereas The Star-Touched Queen was a bit slow in the beginning. Well, that’s all I have to say about A Crown of Wishes. If you liked The Star-Touched Queen, then you should go ahead and add this book to your TBR pile! 😉 If you have any thoughts or questions on A Crown of Wishes or The Star-Touched Queen, feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below. A Crown of Wishes comes out on March 28th, 2017 for those who are interested! Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

The Diverse Books Tag

Hello, everyone! How have you been? It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag, but I really want to do this one, so I’m going to go for it! 😁 Thank you, Deanna @ anovelglimpse, for tagging me! If anyone hasn’t checked out her blog, you should! It’s amazing! So, here goes nothing!

1. A book with a lesbian main character:

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

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It’s a graphic novel based on the author’s experiences and explores her family life as well as her sexuality.

2. A book with a Muslim protagonist:

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

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There were so many books that I just wanted to choose for this category, but this is a pretty good book! It’s about a Muslim girl’s experience of wearing a hijab for the first time.

3. A book set in Latin America:

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

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This book is set in Mexico, which isn’t something I read about very often. Still not out yet, but looking forward to it!

4.A book about a person with a disability:

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

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It looks at the senior year of the protagonist after he’s hit by a car and is confined to a wheelchair.

5. A Science Fiction or Fantasy Book with a POC protagonist:

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

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Maya is a shapeshifter whose half Native and throughout the book, it shows how others think of her, even people she’s known for her whole life.

6. A book set in or about Africa

From Somalia, With Love by Na’ima B. Robert

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It’s a book about a girl who experiences her father coming back from Somalia after a long time and how she reconnects with him. It’s really sad that there aren’t more books about Somalia!

7. A book written by an indigenous or Native writer:

The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative by Thomas King

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This is a collection of stories that are amazing and I recommend everyone read them! 😀

8. A book set in South Asia:

Secrets of the Henna Girl by Sufiya Ahmed

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It talks about an English girl’s trip to her parent’s home country, Pakistan, and what happens to her there.

9. A book with a biracial protagonist:

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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Lara Jean and her sisters grow up with their dad while missing their mom, who died when the youngest of the girls was really small. One of my favourite books, I must say! 😉

10. A book staring a transgender protagonist or featuring transgender issues:

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

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I’m not familiar with many books that are a part of this subgenre but this is one I’ve heard about via school.

I TAG: 

Anyone who wants to participate in this tag! 😀 :

Hope you all enjoyed reading this post! I certainly enjoyed writing it! Well, that’s all for now. Any thoughts or questions are welcome in the Comments Section below.Have a nice day! 😉

-Sumaya

 

 

 

Review: Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung

My rating: red4

(4.25 stars, actually)

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hello, lovely readers! It’s Monday (ughhhh…) but on the bright side, I have just finished an incredible book that I’m now  going to review! 😀 It’s called Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung. The book is coming out in the fall through Knopf Books for Young Readers (Random House Children’s), but it was actually published in Australia as Laurinda. Both titles are great because they get to the core problem of the novel, which is how Lucy is struggling with identity (social, racial and economical) during her first year at Laurinda, a wealthy private school.  The novel is structured in a format where Lucy writes to Linh about her time at Laurinda, while slowly leaving her friend behind.

In terms of plot problems, the beginning of the novel was the only place I had trouble keeping interest, due to it setting up the story. An example of this would be when they were describing the Cabinet (who are basically the Mean Girls of Laurinda) and how Lucy was fitting into her new school. However, there were still areas of the beginning that I loved, like reading about the scholarship test and how Lucy and her friends experienced it differently. Or when everyone found out that Lucy got the scholarship (that was kind of funny). But once a really major event happened, my interest in the book piqued even more. It caused me to think that the whole school was run on a cult mentality, with the Cabinet being the ones in power. Other than that slow beginning, I really got into the novel.

As a new student, Lucy is able to see what lies beneath Laurinda’s pretty exterior. While everyone else seems to bow down to the Cabinet, she notices that what they were doing to students and teachers alike is really wrong and wouldn’t be acceptable behaviour at her old school. Lucy had to learn that being educated and “cultured” didn’t translate to being nice. It doesn’t necessarily mean that she is immune to her surroundings, though. The more Lucy interacts with the Cabinet, the less she feels like herself. There were points within the novel where even I thought Lucy’s thoughts were suspect (and I was sucked into her perspective for the most part)… like when she said that maybe everyone was right about the Cabinet and that they’re really nice girls after all (*cringe*). Her letters to Linh were also starting to get really sad, where you could tell she was breaking off from Linh (who is an important part of her identity).

The main struggle of the story was Lucy trying to keep her home life and school life (as well as her two selves) separate. And that was when problems started to occur, with Lucy lying to save face and her slow regression from her former self. Reading Lucy’s nostalgia for an earlier and easier time was pretty easy because it was just so relatable. There are so many instances where I remember something and think “that was such a more peaceful time”. While Lucy is at Laurinda, she starts to compare her parents to those wealthy parents of Laurinda’s students, which results in her embarrassment of them. Luckily, Lucy learns a valuable lesson about her parents that allows her to appreciate them more.

There is so much to write about! But I feel like if I keep talking, I will never end this post (or probably reveal more than I should… 😉 ). I think that Alice Pung’s novel, Lucy and Linh, is really insightful in revealing how a person loses and finds their self and values again. That’s all I’m going to say, but if you have any questions about Lucy and Linh, I’d be happy to answer them in the Comments Section below. Have a nice day, everyone!

– Sumaya

 

 

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