This book was a complete nuisance.
If you’re willing to tolerate people who judge and only care for themselves, then I would recommend the novel. For me personally, the main character bothered me so much it made me mad to have to read it. Alexandria always ends up objectifying or categorizing people she hardly even knows. I had high hopes for this character to improve and maybe it’d be a better read in the end but really she didn’t change much until the last chapter.
Though it is hard for me to think good about this book the author did write it very well, meaning I would be willing to read some of his other, better-reviewed, books. If he was able to create a character that put me through so much anger and frustration, he must be pretty talented. I wish that he hadn’t have kept the character like this the entire novel, he could’ve toned it down or maybe could have created a side character like this inside of the main.
Not only was this book an inconvenience to read, I don’t think it fits the category of World Issues either. This project was meant for us to choose a book that interested us out of a wide selection of different novels written around world issues. Yes, this novel is roughly about poverty but it is not very clear. I should now be considered an expert on this novel and I still sometimes am unsure the main focus going on and how to describe it exactly.
I’ve never liked books from the start and this one definitely tested my limits, but regardless finished it and I am slowly learning to tolerate reading.