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The secondary characters are also very well written and I was most surprised by Suzume's love interest, Otieno.
While the world is a fictional fantasy land, Ms. Marriott seems to draw from Japanese culture and I loved how beautifully those elements were woven into the story.
I don't want to give anything away, but let me just say that Suzume is a beautiful young women with a strength of character that I truly admire.
I thought the book was well written and interesting, but a little dark at times.
Slight Spoiler alert:
The ending was perfect. <3
I loved the book, but I would never recommend it to one of my middle school students. Adult themes from the book include such things as abortion, transsexuality, prostitution,... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carrie Cordell
I loved this book. I chose it because it is on the Florida Teens Read list for 2014-15. It was really great. Read morePublished 10 months ago by cherikim
This book is absolutely amazing. From other reviews I thought it would be long and slow, but that is just not true. The pacing of this book is wonderful. Read morePublished 18 months ago by indiejouste
Where should I start with this book? I really adored this book. I read it in a few short days. I was extremely interested in everything you see my Asian fetish cough Korean & Japan... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sue @ Young Adult Hollywood
This book was different from what I usually read, but it was still really good. The setting and characters went through difficulties and experienced a lot of personal growth. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Hannah Vaught
Reading this novel, I wondered: "If this takes place in Japan, why don't I hear of a Daimyo or the Shogun? Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by Joel B. Kirk
This book is simply beautiful. Every aspect of it is a dream, an impossibly lovely dream that I honestly never expected to encounter. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by Rayne
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