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A Thousand Fires by Shannon Price
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Reading this book made me feel something that I don't often feel when I read a book: bewilderment.
This book was a wild ride from start to finish, and not in a good way unfortunately.

- Follows Valerie, a biracial Phillipino-American teen who joins San Franciso's gang wars so she can avenge her little brother.
- To start with the good stuff... I can see where Price was coming from with the themes of gentrification and violence, though I feel like the themes were a bit of a mess and were confounded by, well everything else.
- I had a lot of issues with a lot of things in this book, all of which I will address in a full review but to sum, I had problems with: the love interest, the "romance" (UGH), the character development, the emotional payoffs and climax of the story, the consequences of the climax of the story.

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Reading Progress

November 13, 2019 – Shelved
November 16, 2019 – Started Reading
November 16, 2019 – Finished Reading

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