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Six of Crows

 I just finished this book, and it is so great that I just have to tell you all about it! It’s called Six of Crows, and it’s written by Leigh Bardugo. It’s a heist novel, set in a fantasy world, and normally I don’t go for these types of stories, because I’m more into nuanced character studies, but that’s part of why this book is so great. 

Each and every character on the team for the big job in this book is fully three-dimensional, with worries, fears, and short comings. Also, it’s a diverse cast of characters, which is really refreshing. The leader of the team Kaz, is 17 and has to walk with a cane due to an injury, and the author wrote that she included this because she herself has to walk with a cane due to a disability.

A lot of times disabled people are erased from narratives, or if they are included in the story, they are defined by their disability. So I was elated to see a strong, complex, interesting character like Kaz.

I love this book, and I’m excited to start on the sequel. Don’t miss out!



Six of Crows

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 I just finished this book, and it is so great that I just have to tell you all about it! It’s called Six of Crows, and it’s written by Leigh Bardugo. It’s a heist novel, set in a fantasy world, and normally I don’t go for these types of stories, because I’m more into nuanced character studies, but that’s part of why this book is so great. 

Each and every character on the team for the big job in this book is fully three-dimensional, with worries, fears, and short comings. Also, it’s a diverse cast of characters, which is really refreshing. The leader of the team Kaz, is 17 and has to walk with a cane due to an injury, and the author wrote that she included this because she herself has to walk with a cane due to a disability.

A lot of times disabled people are erased from narratives, or if they are included in the story, they are defined by their disability. So I was elated to see a strong, complex, interesting character like Kaz.

I love this book, and I’m excited to start on the sequel. Don’t miss out!

Posted by Milan Harden at 11/10/2016 02:15:21 PM