Monday, March 20, 2017

A Very Short Review of Kill All Happies

1) The third sentence in the book is "Hey, dumbslut."
2) The second chapter is called "Warpath of Suck"
3) I can't imagine any high schoolers calling a teacher "Miss Ann Thrope"

If you aren't convinced, please see points 1 and 2 and reread until you get it. Girl-on-girl hate (even if it's in the guise of a teehee text from a big sister) is not acceptable. Don't talk about "the warpath," ever. It's not a thing. It invokes the popular image of Native people as bloodthirsty and war-loving. Do not do this. See also: "low man on the totem pole" and sitting "Indian style."



I received an ARC of this title from Netgalley. Grr.

4 comments:

  1. Are problematic books multiplying lately, or it's simply that more and more reviewers are aware of their issues?
    Or, I guess, it's just that more and more writers are jumping on the diverse-books bandwagon but are ill-equipped to deal with it.
    As usual, I love your style :D.

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    1. It's probably a mixture of both. I know that even a few years ago, I wouldn't have noticed some of this stuff.

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  2. Oh, dear! You hate this one! You haven't even told us what it's about.

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    1. It's about an EPIC PARTY at the end of senior year and SHENANIGANS WITH BOOZE and trying to evade the awkwardly-named antagonist Miss Ann Thrope
      Sigh.

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