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Into the Forest by Jean Hegland
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Jan 28, 12

did not like it
bookshelves: novel, science-fiction, young-adult, post-apocalyptic-or-dystopian
Read from January 24 to 28, 2012

Oh, this book. Where to even start. I've been devouring dystopian/post-apocalyptic fiction for a while now, and was eager to read one from the '90s meant for young adults before it was such a craze. When I finished, there were elements I was neutral about and elements I hated. These characters were annoying, naive, emotion-driven, and frustrating. The ridiculous, perverted scene between them is just that -- ridiculous and perverted. It has no real implications on the story, is never mentioned again, and is present only for the shock value. The author is talented enough that the writing wasn't unbearable, even though I usually dislike poetic prose. Then I got to the end, and had to scratch my head. (view spoiler) In the end, this book reminded me of We Have Always Lived in the Castle, which I really enjoyed. Sadly I can't say the same about this one.

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