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!