As I always get a giggle out of Travis Jonker's One Star Review Guess Who posts, I figured I'd swipe the idea and post the occasional one-star Amazon review of a much-lauded YA title.
So, can you guess what book this disappointed reader is reviewing?:
Click on through for the answer!
This book is written in the first-person, present tense which I admit automatically put me off this book. The main character seems to alternate between being psychic and completely ignorant as sometimes she can tell what other characters are thinking, but the rest of the time is just so unbelievably ignorant of the world around her.
Writing in the first person is difficult and in my opinion the author is not up to the task. As a reader I know nothing of the world that [heroine] lives in and the author isn't helping me out.
Besides the, in my opinion, bad writing, I also have a problem with the way the main character is portrayed. All I can think is that the author must really hate fat people because it seems that all [heroine] thinks about is alternately how fat and weak she is, and about food. The author can't be bothered to explain the world around [heroine], but she sure can describe food.
Just a side note, the constant mention of god and religion in this story irked me. It may not bother other people, but for anyone who finds this annoying, I just thought I should mention it.
I would recommend that anyone looking for a strong female protagonist in a fantasy fantasy setting to skip this one.