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The Light of the World

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***This book contains crude language and graphic, consensual scenes of rough sex, spanking, and anal play. It is not intended for younger readers!!!***

***This book is the standalone follow-up to Miss World, but you do not have to read MW to enjoy this one.***

It was 1995 in the Southern California wasteland.

I was barely legal and far from innocent. I loved The Gun Club m
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Paperback, first, 293 pages
Published June 27th 2014 by Name Withheld
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Greta is Erikasbuddy
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: I <3 the 90s
I lived for the 90s. Probably because I am a product of that decade.

No, I wasn't born then (even though if you want to compliment me and say I look 20 then you can go right ahead) but that was the era of my teenage years.


This is what made this book so special to me. It was a big blast from the past. But I didn't do cocaine. And ummm... I was allowed to drive.... And my boyfriend didn't have a cat cuz he had a dog. Oh! And I didn't go to college. But this book was still special to me, dang it!!


I
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Anna
Jun 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Kimmy starts college after some pretty traumatic stuff happened her during her high school years. She was sexually assaulted, sought revenge against her rapist in a public format, and is trapped in an engagement with her high school boyfriend who still has a year left of high school. In college she meets an older student from Germany and they quickly realize their attraction towards one another and Kimmy realizes that she has a compatibility with Franz that was not there with Walter. She begins ...more
Jessica
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Having read Black's first novel in the Kim Ho series, Miss World, I was prepared for the sex, drugs and rock n roll that makes up The Light Of The World. In this book, Kim leaves her strict Chinese family and her abusive fiance behind to go to college. Her dream is to become a rock star, but her life plan is to major in History to become an archivist because "archivists make it last longer." At the end of Miss World, Kim's boyfriend Walter, who helped her to heal and move past her violent rape, ...more
Dave Sippel
May 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Having read the first book in the Kimmy Lee series, I can say that "The Light of the World" feels very different from it's predecessor. That is actually a fitting thing to happen, as the surroundings that Kimmy lives in have changed dramatically from the first book.

"Miss World" was a fast paced book that kept the drama coming in young Kimmy's high school life. She hardly had time to think as her life presented hit after hit. The drama of the abuse that she faced from her parents, school mates,
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Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a review copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

The Light of the World takes place in 1995, which music wise was the height of the decade for me. In the fall of '95, I was a freshman in high school, so while the subject of this novel is intense, the cultural references of that time were a fond trip down memory lane for me. I feel so old saying that since it's been nearly twenty years.

Kimmy is Chinese American, and I can't tell you how happy I was to read
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My Secret Book Spot
May 16, 2014 rated it liked it
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3 out of 5 Stars

I'm not even sure where to start with this one...choppy, blunt, excruciatingly awkward Kimmy is the epitome of this book's style. The writing style is blunt, choppy, awkward and for me not really super enjoyable. I gave the book 3 stars because I appreciated Black’s storyline and plot. I really liked Franz and his sweet soothing personality especially in contrast to Kimmy and Walter's spastic, obnoxious, trying to be introverted, but they don'
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Sharrice Aleshire
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
The Light of the World was definitely not like anything I have ever read before. Kimmy deals with a lot during her first year college and her story was definitely different. I enjoyed the references and the humor. The story was somewhat dark and I had a wee bit of difficulty in the beginning understanding what was going on but the author really cleared everything up. I was so happy I got t chance to read this. The romance was definitely steam worthy and I really liked Franz. Walter was...ew and ...more
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Randi Black has worked as a phone sex operator, cashier, writing tutor, and librarian. She holds an MFA and an MSLIS, and is responsible for the controversial debut novel, Miss World. For now, she lives in Chicago with her long-suffering partner and spoiled cat.

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