Friday, January 27, 2023

Our Missing Hearts

 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 HeartsOur 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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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Goodreads and Reading by the Numbers #ReadingByNumbers2023 Book # 1 
  2. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #  1 
  3. Literary Escapes  #LiteraryEscapes  MA
  4. AtoZ   #2023AtoZReadingChallenge  #AlphabetSoupChallenge O
  5. Alphabet Soup Author Edition #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge  N
  6. Color Coded  #1 Blue
  7. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2023   Book #1
  8. 23 in 2023 # 6 A book told from three perspectives or with three points of view
  9. 52 Book Club  #the52bookclub2023  #8  Dystopian Fiction / 45 First Word in the Book is "The"
  10. 52 books in 52 weeks  #9 rogue  
  11. Around the Year in 52 Books #21 A book by an Asian diaspora author
  12. Bookworm #8 Read a book you got from Project Gutenberg, a library, or another nonprofit source
  13. BooklistQueen  #booklistqueenreadingchallenge2023  #39. 2022 Bestseller
  14. Beat the Backlist #BTB2023  #32 point-of-view character is under 18 
  15. HP Quidditch 23 #34 Oliver Wood: Includes a fanatical character
  16. Nerdy Bookworm  #NerdyBookwormChallengeXO #16 2023 Bestseller
  17. Nerd Daily #thenerddaily #nerdreading2023 #28. TOLD FROM THREE PERSPECTIVES / #16 AWARD-WINNING BOOK
  18. PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge #35 A book about divorce
  19. Pick your Poison  # 103 Children's: A book with a protagonist 12 years old or younger
  20. Read with Allison #27 Contemporary Fiction
  21. Unruly Reader Bingo  #2 Scholarly
  22. Monthly Keyword #MonthlyKeyWordGXO Heart
  23. Read Around the US   MA
  24. Read Your Bookshelf  A book that starts with the word “a” or “the”.

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