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Black Juice by Margo Lanagan
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Apr 11, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: printz-honor, did-not-finish, read-2009, young-adult, review-on-blog
Read in January, 2009

I read the first short story in this book, looking forward to seeing how it would turn out. It only took me a couple pages before my smile turned into a frown and I started to dislike the way things were going. The first story was dark and depressing, not to mention a little barbaric. I did not like the ending at all, it was totally different than I would have liked. I guess I didn't read the front flap very well, because they said right off the bat what it was about. Still, it wasn't a happy story at all, nor did it seem to serve any purpose, it was sad for no reason at all. I thought maybe that the first story was just a flop and that the second story would be better. It was not. I found myself confused and wondering why I was even having to read it and what the point would be. I didn't like the second story any better then the first. I sighed and then started the third story. Well! I made it through a couple pages of that one before I put it down. That story was immensely disjointed and I could have cared less about what happened to the characters. I would not recommend this book, it was dark, weird and totally not worth it.

*Taken from my book reviews blog:

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