Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
From the author of the excellent ‘We Are All Completely Fine’ and ‘Harrison Squared’ comes this Did Not Finish book which is a bad tale of a discredited family of psychics. This was a profound disappointment as it told of total nutters. It was all complete nonsense and woefully inadequate and entirely irrelevant and miserable. This was an unbelievably bad tale of a chain of rotten luck. This was not compulsive reading and it had no narrative success.
“He gets angry easily.”
Look For Me by Lisa Gardner
The author really messes up with this totally appalling tale of a murdered family, girl gangs, bullying, abuse, slut shaming, foster care and othering of the autistic. This is a crap tale of dispossession in which coincidences are reliably frequent. This was not fulfilling.
“A family that was never quite hers.”
“Keep him forever separate.”
“Don’t get sent there.”
“Never get caught alone.”
“I’m no gang bitch.”
“Feuding is actively encouraged.”
“Working a territory, defending a territory, seizing new territory.”
“A bunch of girls playing badass.”
“She used boys.”
“What else are they good for?”
“Some people are made for hating.”