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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 10 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 11 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 19 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 21 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 on May 2, 2013 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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