A beautifully written and illustrated book about death, grief, and loss for children. Creative language (reminiscent of but not as much as Du Iz Tak?) and an all around incredibly thoughtful book.
i'm meeg! she/they. i read a lot.
here are some of my favorite genres:
fiction: science-fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, dystopia & utopia
nonfiction: history, political science + theory, philosophy, anarchism & anti authoritarianism, LGBTQ+, sociology, environment, economics
others: poetry, graphic novels, zines!
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2022 Reading Goal
meeg has read 0 of 100 books.
On a second read, I feel a lot differently than I did the first time around. I can't separate uncomfortable feelings of reading about a teenager basically starting a cult and attracting people who are at their absolute most vulnerable to join. It doesn't sit well with me to read about Lauren's glee to "raise babies in Earthseed." And the intense, intense, dehumanization and otherizing of people using drugs, making them into physically unrecognizable monsters, is something I can't get past. If Lauren has hyper-empathy, and is more sensitive to people in need of help, then why does the buck stop with people using drugs?