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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
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Lately I've been thinking about male authors writing from a woman's perspective. Not thinking anything in particular---I neither oppose nor condone the practice---just mulling over the concept. I did notice that in the acknowledgments Yancey thanked his son for helping him with a teen's perspective, and I thought it was interesting that Yancey didn't seem to have asked any teenage girls for the teen's perspective, even though he was writing from a teenage girl's perspective for much of the book. Or at least, he didn't thank any teenage girls in the acknowledgements. Does this imply that it's easier to write from the perspective of a woman of any age than to write from the perspective of a teen of any gender?

Aside from these mullings and the very odd and kind of uncomfortable "Evan" sections, this was a fun read. The plot was interesting and the action moved the story along in an enjoyable fashion. This was about a five-hour book for me.

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Reading Progress

April 14, 2018 – Started Reading
April 14, 2018 – Finished Reading
April 15, 2018 – Shelved
April 15, 2018 – Shelved as: ya

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