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Kim Reads Books About Things

I like most books, particularly children's and YA. The fact that I am 21 does not and will never hinder this, and it shouldn't. A good book is a good book is a good book. Anyway. I'll read anything I can get my hands on if the mood suits me.


Divergent - Veronica Roth Ignoring the fact that this has pretty much every YA sci-fi cliche in the book. It makes really good usage of those otherwise-tired tropes, Tris is characterized well enough that she doesn't feel like a typical blank slate, the prose is strong without being overdone, it's an incredibly fast read, and it's never boring (well, okay, maybe a bit at the beginning). It's essentially a popcorn book: the literary equivalent of a good summer action flick. And this book reminded me strongly of the massive fun I had reading The City of Ember when I was fourteen, which is never a bad feeling to have. I'd like to see where things go from here.