Friday, May 8, 2020

We Contain Multitudes bySarah Henstra

DNF @ p.29

This is too blech for me. The characters read as being much older than they actually are, and it has that aggressively snarky and twee "vibe" that made me dislike RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE so much.

I think this will appeal to fans of Casey McQuiston and other YA and NA-age books in that vein, but something about those M/M books feels kind of inauthentic to me, and lately I find myself reaching for the #ownvoices ones more and more. I'm definitely not the target audience for this book, and maybe the Tumblr, "I'm so much smarter than you" vibe will appeal to the kiddos, but I found it boring, exhausting, and just not very engaging.

It's a shame, because I do love the epistolary format.

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review! 

1.5 out of 5 stars

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