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The Islands at the End of the World (Islands at the End of the World, #1)

Write on: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 by  in Guests Reviews Be the first to comment! Read 1031

Read in June, 2016

Picked this up on a whim, knowing I'd need a book to read on the plane back from Phoenix ComicCon and was *very* pleasantly surprised. (To be completely honest, I enjoyed the book so much I kinda failed at being a good dad coming home from the convention. As I kept pulling it out to read, rather than paying attention to my kids like I should.)

It's Young Adult, if that sort of thing matters to you. But it's not bubblegummy or trite. I also really enjoyed the fact that it was set in Hawaii, a location that I don't think I've ever experienced in a novel before. And seeing as I didn't know much about the islands before this, I actually learned a lot about the location.

The tension in the book was also particularly good. Kept pulling me back in but wasn't so strong that it exhausted me emotionally. Good main characters. Smart discussion of what it means to be an outsider. (The main character is half white/half islander.)Very much enjoyed it.

 

Review by: Patrick Rothfuss

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