Our Missing Hearts was a rather intense book to start the year off with. I enjoyed the book immensely but did find it unsettling at times and I did find the character a bit selfish. As always Celeste Ng has written a powerful character-driven book that has a backdrop of an uncomfortable message. I generally do not care for dystopian reads and this one was as out of my norm as I usually go.
I read Our Missing Hearts for our book club read for Jan and we had quite an interesting discussion about it. Particular attention was paid to the decision by the mother and what we felt about it.
All in all, I liked the book and gave it 4 Stars. The unresolved feeling at the ending was what kept it from being a 5-star for me.
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
intense and emotional read
This is a very thought-provoking book. I’m generally not a dystopian reader but this book reads along almost like a saga and a thriller. The character development was well done and the intensity of feelings between individuals was evident. The underlying message of being silent and looking away is one that resonates through history and is relevant today too
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