[PDF/EBOOK] These Books Belong to Ken Z By R. Zamora Linmark

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DOWNLOAD These Books Belong to Ken Z õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB REVIEW ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð R. Zamora Linmark Ys been than enough for Ken Z but when he meets Ran at the mall food court everything changes Beautiful mysterious Ran opens the door to a number of firsts for Ken first kiss first love But as uickly as he enters Ken's life Ran disappears and Ken Z is left wondering Why. This review and many others can also be found at Musings of a Book GirlI m not entirely sure what I just read The synopsis for The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart makes the bold claim that this novel is for fans of Adam Silvera and Elizabeth Acevedo but that couldn t be further from the truth I saw no similarities and was uite disappointed If you re going to compare a title to other books please make sure you are choosing similar thingsMaybe it s because I m not familiar with Oscar Wilde but this was an incredibly confusing story I m not entirely sure what the point of all it was The author did include some important narratives on subjects such as gender identity peer acceptance and the class system but it was all jam packed into only a few parts instead of being themes carried throughout the book as a wholeIt also felt like Linmark was attempting to cram too much into this novel There were almost too many themes spread out At one point the Oscar Wilde book club is talking about homosexuality and what it was like for ueer people in the 1800s then suddenly their biggest concerned is the banning of books Nothing felt constant enough to matterThe reader is also never able to get to know the characters well enough We re given hardly any background information and don t find anything out about them except for that they all love Oscar Wilde Maybe I m a different type of reader but I need to go on I can t just know characters for a brief moment I need to understand what brought them to this point and feel like I know them well enough to have an idea of where they d go from hereR Zamora Linmark was originally a poet and playwright and unfortunately his writing style just doesn t translate well to YA His flowery writing is too confusing There are a lot of extra words for the reader to sift through to figure out the simple point that is trying to be made There s no clear or concise reason for why this particular story is being told It just kind of is Honestly if this hadn t been a review copy that I felt obligated to read I probably would have DNFed it A digital ARC was provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review The Black Ice Score uickly as he enters Ken's life Ran disappears and Ken Z is left wondering Why. This review and many others can also be found at Musings of a Book GirlI m not entirely sure what I just read The synopsis for The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart makes the bold claim that this novel is for fans of Adam Silvera and Elizabeth Acevedo but that couldn t be further from the truth I saw no similarities and was The Black Painting uite disappointed If you re going to compare a title to other books please make sure you are choosing similar thingsMaybe it s because I m not familiar with Oscar Wilde but this was an incredibly confusing story I m not entirely sure what the point of all it was The author did include some important narratives on subjects such as gender identity peer acceptance and the class system but it was all jam packed into only a few parts instead of being themes carried throughout the book as a wholeIt also felt like Linmark was attempting to cram too much into this novel There were almost too many themes spread out At one point the Oscar Wilde book club is talking about homosexuality and what it was like for Fire and Desire Mixed Race Movies in the Silent Era ueer people in the 1800s then suddenly their biggest concerned is the banning of books Nothing felt constant enough to matterThe reader is also never able to get to know the characters well enough We re given hardly any background information and don t find anything out about them except for that they all love Oscar Wilde Maybe I m a different type of reader but I need to go on I can t just know characters for a brief moment I need to The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox A Year in the Life of a Supreme Court Clerk in FDR's Washington understand what brought them to this point and feel like I know them well enough to have an idea of where they d go from hereR Zamora Linmark was originally a poet and playwright and The Illusionists unfortunately his writing style just doesn t translate well to YA His flowery writing is too confusing There are a lot of extra words for the reader to sift through to figure out the simple point that is trying to be made There s no clear or concise reason for why this particular story is being told It just kind of is Honestly if this hadn t been a review copy that I felt obligated to read I probably would have DNFed it A digital ARC was provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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These Books Belong to Ken Z

DOWNLOAD These Books Belong to Ken Z õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB REVIEW ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð R. Zamora Linmark Love at all if this is where it leadsLetting it end there would be tragic So with the help of his best friends the comfort of his haikus and lists and even strange surreal appearances by his hero Oscar Wilde Ken will find that love is worth than the price of heartbreak. About to waste the better part of an hour Googling the connection between Oscar Wilde and haiku I changed my mind in favor of contemplating Ken Z s potential for becoming Wilde at Heart The prose story parts of this novel are pretty good there is a lot of valid discussion of gender identity class differences and acceptance While we ve come so far especially from Victorian England standards there is road ahead of us But then the plot broke down into one lamenting self imposed jail sentence with a fictitious messaging system called Zap too many unsent emails and one confusing haiku after another The story was not straightforward As a story for the YA market I m not sure I have an audience for this book It is like an ocean tremendously deep at some points and shipwrecking shallow at the others I think the YA audience would get lost at sea The White Nights of Ramadan us But then the plot broke down into one lamenting self imposed jail sentence with a fictitious messaging system called Zap too many Beyond the Pale unsent emails and one confusing haiku after another The story was not straightforward As a story for the YA market I m not sure I have an audience for this book It is like an ocean tremendously deep at some points and shipwrecking shallow at the others I think the YA audience would get lost at sea

REVIEW ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð R. Zamora Linmark

DOWNLOAD These Books Belong to Ken Z õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB REVIEW ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð R. Zamora Linmark Readers of Adam Silvera They Both Die at the End and Elizabeth Acevedo The Poet X will pull out the tissues for this tender uirky story of one seventeen year old boy's journey through first love and first heartbreak guided by his personal hero Oscar WildeWords have alwa. What I thought might be a wrong side of the tracks story actually had nothing to do with their classism keeping them apart Ran just ran I thought that was a little disappointing What would become a theme through this book is how it never really unpacks its many themes The aforementioned classism homophobia banned books government control over access to information just to name a few only really get passing mentions and rarely have much to do with the core of the story which is Ran and Ken Z It feels like this book tries to do too much in a not inconsiderable 352 pagesIn its essence this book is about how much it sucks to be ghosted especially at a young age and especially at a point in your life where you re just figuring out who you are Ken Z never shares if he is bi or gay or any other orientation but he finds himself attracted to Ran something he truly never expected And maybe that s why Ran s disappearance hits him so hard Ran takes all of Ken Z s options to talk about how he s feeling with him when he never returns from North Kristol Sure Ken Z could talk to his friends but this is something he wanted to do with Ran to explore with Ran and to have that taken away and to be left behind without a word at the same time is a crushing experience Other reviews are not exaggerating when they say that this book is very cutesy The first third or so of this book rides the line of being too sugary sweet for my taste and borders on the ridiculous It s fun to see a young boy being infatuated for the first time especially in a or less forbidden love situation but I also remember being a teenager and just being happy that the guy I liked put on deodorant after gym class Also what teenager lives a live with so incredibly little adult supervision Outside of Mr Oku and the occasional short appearance by Ken Z s mom I kept wondering where all the adults wereI don t understand the comparison to Adam Silvera It doesn t work I can t speak to the comparison to Elizabeth Acevedo as I have not read The Poet X yet That s a bold claim and one this book fails to earnOverall this book is like a 25 for me It was readable but could have used a little consistency in following through with discussion of its many many themes I would have liked to have seen Ran and Ken Z s relationship through a lens that isn t super flowery I wish the author had dug further into Ken Z because even by the story s end I just sort of felt meh about it all I didn t feel for Ken Z the way I wanted to I wanted to ache with him to feel his anger and confusion and to heal with him Instead I m left underwhelmed by this work overall I do hope it finds its fanbase but I wanted so much what the story had the potential to be what it practically begged to be than what I got The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox A Year in the Life of a Supreme Court Clerk in FDR's Washington uirky story of one seventeen year old boy's journey through first love and first heartbreak guided by his personal hero Oscar WildeWords have alwa. What I thought might be a wrong side of the tracks story actually had nothing to do with their classism keeping them apart Ran just ran I thought that was a little disappointing What would become a theme through this book is how it never really The Illusionists unpacks its many themes The aforementioned classism homophobia banned books government control over access to information just to name a few only really get passing mentions and rarely have much to do with the core of the story which is Ran and Ken Z It feels like this book tries to do too much in a not inconsiderable 352 pagesIn its essence this book is about how much it sucks to be ghosted especially at a young age and especially at a point in your life where you re just figuring out who you are Ken Z never shares if he is bi or gay or any other orientation but he finds himself attracted to Ran something he truly never expected And maybe that s why Ran s disappearance hits him so hard Ran takes all of Ken Z s options to talk about how he s feeling with him when he never returns from North Kristol Sure Ken Z could talk to his friends but this is something he wanted to do with Ran to explore with Ran and to have that taken away and to be left behind without a word at the same time is a crushing experience Other reviews are not exaggerating when they say that this book is very cutesy The first third or so of this book rides the line of being too sugary sweet for my taste and borders on the ridiculous It s fun to see a young boy being infatuated for the first time especially in a or less forbidden love situation but I also remember being a teenager and just being happy that the guy I liked put on deodorant after gym class Also what teenager lives a live with so incredibly little adult supervision Outside of Mr Oku and the occasional short appearance by Ken Z s mom I kept wondering where all the adults wereI don t Planet of the Bugs understand the comparison to Adam Silvera It doesn t work I can t speak to the comparison to Elizabeth Acevedo as I have not read The Poet X yet That s a bold claim and one this book fails to earnOverall this book is like a 25 for me It was readable but could have Fishes of the Open Ocean used a little consistency in following through with discussion of its many many themes I would have liked to have seen Ran and Ken Z s relationship through a lens that isn t super flowery I wish the author had dug further into Ken Z because even by the story s end I just sort of felt meh about it all I didn t feel for Ken Z the way I wanted to I wanted to ache with him to feel his anger and confusion and to heal with him Instead I m left Out of Bounds underwhelmed by this work overall I do hope it finds its fanbase but I wanted so much what the story had the potential to be what it practically begged to be than what I got

  • Hardcover
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  • These Books Belong to Ken Z
  • R. Zamora Linmark
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  • 04 April 2018
  • 9781101938232