Monday, January 16, 2017

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker- Book Review

I read about this book on Litsy. One of the people I follow started raving about how great this book was. Then another person started stating this is one to look out for in January. Then another and then another. So, will I join up in the rave reviews?

This is the story about two college friends- Sharon and Mel- who bond over weird animation and older (to them) cartoons from MTV. They set out and make an animated film based on Adelle's life which gains a bit of fame in the indy scene.

Mel starts to spiral and act out, while Sharon starts to get enticed by another studio. Then something happens so out of left field that even if you began to think you know what it is, it more than likely isn't it.

This book is so well written and it draws the reader in. The story of the two women is so intriguing and the characters are so well developed. It is hard to critique those aspects of this book.

Where it was difficult is this book takes so many sharp left turns that I kind of wondered what exactly I just read. The turns were not weird, but reality based; that is not the critique. What happens and the topics that are covered are all over the place. It became a bit distracting and I enjoyed the book!

I gave this one 3.5 stars. It is good, but too many turns. I would be interested in hearing why others loved it and how they moved around the strange turns.

Here is your Amazon link- The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

I wish to thank NetGalley and Random House for the opportunity to read this book. I received it for free in exchange for an honest review.

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