Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.
I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.
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I just finished it about 20 minutes ago (Hello 3:30!) and I have to say I did find it very engaging and the prospect of such a society intrigued me. I really didn't like the layout of it initially. In fact, I still didn't really like it, I just got used to it. I understand why the author chose it to be choppy and disjointed. Hell, if I were the protagonist I would be lucky to string together two words about that experience let alone a "memoir".
Overall it was okay. I enjoyed it, I guess if "enjoy" is the right word for this type of book. But I don't really enjoy literary analysis so I feel like I may be missing something deeper with this book.
Am I glad I read it, sure. Would I read it again? Probably not.
I felt the same way! I think this would have been a perfect read for a college English class, because there was something I was missing that I knew I wouldn't pick up on unless I were to take each sentence and dissect it into tiny bits and pieces. Which, in my opinion, takes the fun out of reading unless you're an English major/teacher/literary fanatic, and I am none of these.