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Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld
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Jun 08, 2011

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bookshelves: children-s, fantasy
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The finale of the Midnighters series is where it gets pretty interesting. Some of the elements that seemed a bit creepy that went unexplored in previous books are totally exploded here, the consequences of the end of the last book become tremendously important (and genuinely chilling) and while there are a couple of elements I had to roll my eyes at (will the nosy little sister end up in peril? Guess!) it came to a bittersweet and reasonably satisfying conclusion.

And I just want to give Westerfeld props for making one of the major (and to my mind, most sympathetic) characters a female math nerd. The attempts at racial diversity pretty much failed (the Latino guy's heritage was only ever brought up as a point of linguistic curiosity, and the wealthy oil-baron's granddaughter mentioned that she was Native American about five times but otherwise I never would have noticed) but at least the handling of gender didn't drive me as batty as it usually does.

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