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"I want to like her but she's the epitome of white feminism. She finally spent a little time reflecting on her mistakes but she doesn't loathe herself enough. Also? When is the book going to get around to talking about people of color? And what of the resistance? No one took to the streets when they started laying down the law?

This author is no Margaret Atwood but I imagine that doesn't matter to most people."
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Siege and Storm
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"For the love of all that is holy, if the breakup is all this story has been building up to I swear I am going to throw my phone across the room. I hate that the relationship is front and center and that it is making me have sexist thoughts. Cheese and crackers, Mal, man the hell up! Who cares that suddenly your girlfriend is the center of all the attention? I mean, besides you?! You are the worst! Beat it!" May 01, 2017 07:52PM

 
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"Totally OITNB set in the UK but with ghosts and zero used tampons hidden in food. So, overall, kind of good." Apr 06, 2017 12:01PM

 
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Vox by Christina Dalcher
"oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best science fiction 2018! what will happen?

What do they study now, our girls? A bit of addition and subtraction, telling time, making change. Counting, of course. They would learn counting first. All..." Read more of this review »
Penny is 25% done with Vox: I want to like her but she's the epitome of white feminism. She finally spent a little time reflecting on her mistakes but she doesn't loathe herself enough. Also? When is the book going to get around to talking about people of color? And what of the resistance? No one took to the streets when they started laying down the law?

This author is no Margaret Atwood but I imagine that doesn't matter to most people.
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The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey
"As the translator of the Persian edition, it was an honor to be able to read the proof copy and I enjoyed every word of it. Well, to be honest I was disappointed that I couldn't read more about Melanie, but the cast of characters, if not as divers..." Read more of this review »
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Suzanne Collins
“If I could grow wings, I could fly. Only people can't grow wings," he say's. "Real or not real?"
"Real," I say. "But people don't need wings to survive."
"Mockingjays do.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins
“Well, don't expect us to be too impressed. We just saw Finnick Odair in his underwear.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Foz Meadows
“Something that’s bothered me for a while now is the current profligacy in YA culture of Team Boy 1 vs Team Boy 2 fangirling. [...] Despite the fact that I have no objection to shipping, this particular species of team-choosing troubled me, though I had difficulty understanding why. Then I saw it applied to Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy – Team Peeta vs Team Gale – and all of a sudden it hit me that anyone who thought romance and love-triangles were the main event in that series had utterly missed the point. Sure, those elements are present in the story, but they aren’t anywhere near being the bones of it, because The Hunger Games, more than anything else, is about war, survival, politics, propaganda and power. Seeing such a strong, raw narrative reduced to a single vapid argument – which boy is cuter? – made me physically angry.

So, look. People read different books for different reasons. The thing I love about a story are not necessarily the things you love, and vice versa. But riddle me this: are the readers of these series really so excited, so thrilled by the prospect of choosing! between! two! different! boys! that they have to boil entire narratives down to a binary equation based on male physical perfection and, if we’re very lucky, chivalrous behaviour? While feminism most certainly champions the right of women to chose their own partners, it also supports them to choose things besides men, or to postpone the question of partnership in favour of other pursuits – knowledge, for instance. Adventure. Careers. Wild dancing. Fun. Friendship. Travel. Glorious mayhem. And while, as a woman now happily entering her fourth year of marriage, I’d be the last person on Earth to suggest that male companionship is inimical to any of those things, what’s starting to bother me is the comparative dearth of YA stories which aren’t, in some way, shape or form, focussed on Girls Getting Boyfriends, and particularly Hot Immortal Or Magical Boyfriends Whom They Will Love For All Eternity.

Blog post: Love Team Freezer”
Foz Meadows

Suzanne Collins
“Is that why you hate me?" I ask.
"Partly," She admits. "Jealousy is certainly involved. I also think you're a little hard to swallow. With your tacky romantic drama and your defender-of-the-helpless act. Only it isn't an act, which makes you more unbearable. Please feel free to take this personally.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
“Katniss isn't the kind of hero we're used to seeing in fiction. She reacts more than she acts, she doesn't want to be a leader, and by the end of Mockingjay, she hasn't come into her own or risen like a phoenix from the ashes for some triumphant moment that gives us a sense of satisfaction with how far our protagonist has come.

She's not a Buffy. She's not a Bella. She limps across the finish line when we're used to seeing heroes racing; she eases into a quiet, steady love instead of falling fast and hard.”
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy

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