Tuesday, July 14, 2015
I enjoyed Shaunta Grimes's Viral Nation. The world-building was good. The book kept me interested enough to finish. It was also nice to have an autistic main character, Clover, who felt like a real character, though I wasn't always sure how to feel about her. (I'm not autistic, so I can't speak with authority; for a great review by actual autistic people, including author Corinne Duyvis, go to Disability in Kidlit here.)
On the downside, sometimes things seemed to happen just because they served the plot, and the ending felt extremely anti-climactic.
I will probably read the next book, because this one was well-done enough to make me wonder what might happen next; and by the end, I was starting to care about Clover and her world and her friends.