The title of this book was what attracted me initially to this book, but once I started reading it, I realized it wasn’t exactly what I had been expecting it to be. I had a hard time delving deep into the characters and their stories. I enjoyed the idea of the book, but the way the story played out disappointed me somewhat as the story jumped around a lot, and was difficult to follow.
Everyone that lives in the house of journalists has a story to tell, and they each display diverse tales. The stories they told of their lives were deep, but short–not quite giving the reader enough time to get acquainted with the character. All in all, this book was well written and thought out, it just wasn’t exactly my cup of tea.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Farrar Straus and Giroux
Profanity/Language: 15 mild obsceneties; 3 derogatory names; 1 scatalogical word; 25 F-word derivatives.
Violence/Gore: A teen girl is abused by government workers, with minimal blood and gore; animals are reported to be sacrificed.
Sex/Nudity: Rape is mentioned, but not elaborated upon.
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Alcohol / Drug Use:
Adults smoke cigarettes; adults drink alcohol.