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A book review of The Girl who fell for Lit Club

I haven’t read much fantasy at all. So I wasn’t sure what The girl who fell would be like. I really liked Chess Ravens voice I think it could fit into a  YA modern contemory novel. I thought the theme of morality, humans being moral and fae being immoral was quite interesting and thought provoking. And I wondered if fae where really immoral or just brought up that way thinking it was the way of there kind?. And if maby they had  morality in them but it  had always been hidden?.I rember reading apart in

the book When Chess was thinking about some of Jules  actions and wondering if they where really inmoral. Also some of Toms actions seemed moral as well and when Chess saw guilt in Gladys eyes in the butterfly house  Chess was surprised to see guilt in a fairy. I think  Chess  awakened moral in some of the characters ?. I enjoyed the descriptions of the senery and the art. I fet It had a bit to much action sometimes so  much that it felt like there wasen’t enough grip. And I didn’t have an  amazed feeling when I finished the book like I usaully do.But overall I quite liked it. It was a good read with intresting concepts and meaning.

4 comments

inky State Library Victoria

I'm not a big fantasy reader either so this was a departure for me which I think is why I liked the contemporary parts the most. There was so much action too that I started to glaze over when reading the fight scenes!

2w ago
bookwithbane

(Btw, sorry for my inactivity, my laptop was getting fixed for three weeks. I've commented on all I could find and I've worked on my post)

2w ago
inky State Library Victoria

Thanks bookwithbane. Welcome back. Your fantasy reading expertise has been a great help for tackling this book. What I have loved the most is that even though we haven't loved the book we have all found heaps to talk about. Books are the best!

2w ago
lauraamabel

It's interesting how the amorality of the fae is emphasised, yet they still show guilt and remorse. A benefit of amorality is meant to be the lack of guilt, so Gladys showing that she felt guilty about her actions (or inactions) is very different to the way that the author presents amorality to us.

2w ago