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Right now I'm reading... Taylor Swift: The Whole Story by Chas Newkey-Burden.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Bright Young Things by Scarlett Thomas.

So six young people discover they've been dumped on an island.  The don't know where they are or why they're there.  Sounds like an interesting concept, and it is, but unfortunately the book wasn't so interesting.

The story begins with a good introduction to each character however after the six arrive on the island there was little content to the book.  There was a very thorough account of a game of truth or dare but the book didn't delve into any of the issues that you would have expected... characters could have tried to escape, it would have been interesting to hear the characters philosophise over why they were there and there was little discussion of group dynamics i.e. who was naturally becoming the leader.

The conclusion of the story was far too rushed, and the actual important facts of the plot were glossed over in favour of discussing teenage angst.  The ending was very disappointing  to the extent that I actually turned the page expecting to read more.

All in all, this book is okay but the concept could have produced a much more intriguing plot which would have created a more satisfying to read.

Title: Bright Young Things
Author: Scarlett Thomas

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