Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I'm Sorry!

I don't know what has been happening! It seems like my life has been flashing by. I don't know where the time has gone. Anyways, I'm back and hopefully I'll find the time to post more regularly.

Anyways, I have been doing a lot of reading lately so I will have several reviews coming up.

The first one is called "Miles from Nowhere" by Nami Mun.

I received an email from a publisher asking me to review this book and write about it on my blog. It took me a while to get to the review.

This is a quick read book. It only took me two days to read it, and it is well written. However, that is about as much praise as I can give to the book. The story itself is kind of disturbing and definitely not for a young audience.

The story is about a Korean girl whose family moves to the US from Korea. Her father abandons her and her mother soon after the relocation. The girl soon runs away from home. The book follows her life growing up on the streets; including life in foster care, prostitution, and drugs. The book is quite "gritty" and not for the feint of heart.

This book is a fictional book and is not based on the authors life.

My personal feeling is that the book was written for shock value. I personally don't like reading books like this normally, and I would normally not buy this type of book from the bookstore. The book is probably too real about a girls life on the streets, which is probably what deters me from this book. I know its "shallow" of me, but I hate reading books that delve into this side of society and life. I guess I'm more of the "cowboy riding into the sunset" type of reader. If you like to read about things like this, then you will probably enjoy this book because it does seem very real and it does seem the author did a good job in researching for her book. I guess it was just too real and graphic for my tastes.

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