Like the colorless world of the community, "The Giver" is a bland dystopian that attempts to discuss the importance of individual choice but fails to add anything new to the discussion.
A substantial amount of editing would have transformed "To Kill a Kingdom" from a standard pirate versus siren fantasy to an enthralling story about carving your own destiny.
"We walked to the food floor of the department store off Miyuki Road, debating which café had the most impressive spread of wax desserts in their floor-to-ceiling windows. We ducked under the cloth noren hanging from the doorway and sat down at a table. We ordered kakigori, shaved ice, mine melon and his strawberry with extra condenced milk."
In this bookshelf tour, I'll only be skimming over how I organize my shelf.
The various poems of "The Poet X" configure together to create a heartbreaking coming of age story about the importance of words and finding purpose in an unloving world.