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  • Posted November 30, 2011

    Not too impressed

    I was really looking forward to reading this having read Natsuo Kirino's other book Out (which I highly recommend) but I was a disappointed. The characters didn't have very much depth. You got very little insight to their backgrounds and personalities. All in all, I was bored.

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

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    Overdramatic in all the wrong ways.

    I picked up this book thinking it would be a very dark story about the things people will do once they've been pushed to the edge and what not only themselves, but the people around them will do to protect them. I was very,very wrong. I found the characters in this story to be very annoying. It honestly is a book about abunch of young teenagers who think they are such complex beings and the "horrors" they have to go through. The actual writing style wasn't too bad, but not all that great either. I felt the story was just a bit too simple for my taste and didn't really give me anything to think about. Great book if you're just looking for something to read on your down time and nothing really serious. Don't make the same mistake I did and buy this book thinking it'll give you something to actually think about and reflect on.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

    callous youth

    japan has them too. bald and real and selfish. just how it is. as good a out.

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  • Posted December 31, 2009

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    I LOVE THIS BOOK

    It's hard to review the book without giving away the details, but i'll give it a shot seeing as how I'm new to reviewing books and whatnot.

    It's really hard for me to find a book that interests me since I'm not much of a reader..AT ALL. I do have an interest in just about anything Japanese so I thought I'd take that interest and look up some Japanese literature, both classical and modern. I found this author and saw some of her works and decided to pick this book up. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. Once you start reading this book you can't put it back down. I read the entire thing the day I bought it. Every page, every sentence makes you want to read the next page, the next sentence. It's got suspense, drama, a dash of romance, and it's all realistic, which really makes the book. Being a teen, I feel as if I can relate to the characters. I was surprised when reading that I found myself going "oh wow ____, would so do that"

    Just to give you a brief window into the book, it's nothing that you would think if you read the intro on the back of the book. Every chapter is a first-person perspective of a character that is within the circle of chaos and adventure that builds up in the book's events. What starts as a normal day becomes a tragic week. IT IS A MUST READ.

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  • Posted January 14, 2009

    TEEN RAGE RAMPANT

    Teenage rage is present all over the world ... and the acting out of violence, destructiveness and lack of heart seems like a rite of passage for too many teens In REAL WORLD by Natsuo Kirino (OUT; GROTESQUE)a teenage girl hears strange noises from the house next door where a boy nicknamed "Worm" lives. She cannot know that he is in the process of committing matricide. As with most teenage girls she is part of a small group who consider themselves friends. They have no idea that each of the other girls has a secret as dark and dangerous as the others. Kirino is a gritty writer who holds nothing back. Here, she delivers another strong, well plotted thriller that will chill the blood. REV.: BARBARA LIPKIEN GERSHENBAUM

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