Jul. 19th, 2010

purplecat: Hand Drawn picture of a Toy Cat (books)
I was a little disappointed with Zahrah, the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, largely because of it's combination of travelogue plot and YA coming-of-ageness. The YA bit wasn't really it's fault since its a YA novel, I just find these stories have to work a lot harder to hold my attention now I'm closer to 50 than I am to 15. So I was a little surprised to find that I enjoyed The Shadow Speaker a lot more than Zahrah despite the fact that it's still a coming-of-age YA travelogue of the novel.

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purplecat: Hand Drawn picture of a Toy Cat (books)
I was a little disappointed with Zahrah, the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, largely because of it's combination of travelogue plot and YA coming-of-ageness. The YA bit wasn't really it's fault since its a YA novel, I just find these stories have to work a lot harder to hold my attention now I'm closer to 50 than I am to 15. So I was a little surprised to find that I enjoyed The Shadow Speaker a lot more than Zahrah despite the fact that it's still a coming-of-age YA travelogue of the novel.

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