Thursday, July 16, 2009

Real World

Natsuo Kirino, a well known author in Japan, releases her second English
translation with Real World. Real world follows four Japanese high
school girls as they assist a boy that has just committed matricide in
his escape.
The book is a really quick read and you actually care about the
characters and start to sympathize with the "Worm" character. You
almost understand why the girls are helping him. The characters are the
lifeblood of this novel and Kirino fleshes out what seem to be
stereotypical Japanese students into something a little more.
This is ultimately a book about consequences. Actions and inactions
have consequences. The characters, still young, learn this throughout
the novel the hard way. Well, at least the female characters do.
This isn't a great book, but it is a good book. I haven't read any of
Kirino's other works so I don't have anything to base it on. The book
does have an edge to it and can get very dark in places. I would
suggest this book for high school age and up do to darkness and sexual

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