A lot of people, including the lovely @lavidaenquotes, have said that it's best to go into this book fully blind, no idea of the plot whatsoever if possible, and I fully agree! I think I must have read like a plot summary of the film or something years ago because the story felt familiar to me and therefore detracted a bit from the ~reveal. That said, it was still a hugely thought-provoking read, one I would recommend if you're after a quick but lasting book!
My only complaints are that at times the writing was too informal. Maybe I'm a snob, but I often get irritated with books that constantly refer to the reader as 'you', I think I like to be absorbed but absorbed as an onlooker 😂 I like a choppy narrative, especially in thrillers (which this isn't), but Kathy's thoughts are often all over the place and difficult to follow. However, having a first-person and informal narrator is a brilliant way to explain details of a dystopian world naturally, avoiding the dreaded 'info dumps' that you often find in third-person dystopians!
That's all I'm going to say on this one, as I think it's one of those books where you just have to ignore reviews before you start and dive in unawares!
#abreadsreviews - 3.75 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫✨ (4 on Goodreads!)