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Young Adult Fiction 1938
Interesting Idea, but Not For Me
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Review Found: literarychaos.com

To be frank, this anthology was not for me. I was so excited by the idea of so many well-known authors coming together to create an anthology based around one central character. I had such high hopes for this book, but in the end, it just didn't live up to my expectations. I think that the biggest flaw for me was the fact that I really had a hard time trying to connect that stories to one another, it just felt too disjointed for my liking.

Some of the stories, particularly the first couple, were really interesting and I could understand how they were connected to one another, they really helped build Kevin's character and give us an insight into his history, but many of the later stories lacked the cohesion and felt as if they didn't really belong in this anthology. I felt like they could have added in some different stories that would have given the book more depth and helped to interconnect the stories better. I also wish that this story would have had a better conclusion. The last story just left me hanging, and not in the exciting cliffhanger way. It just felt as if another story was needed to try and tie everything together.

This being said I can appreciate what the writers were attempting to do. It must be difficult to try and create one cohesive story with so many different writers and storylines going, and I commend them for their efforts. I like the idea of interconnecting the stories and would be open to reading more like it in the future, however, this one, at least for me, fell flat.
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interesting concept
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