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10 thoughts on “These Books Belong to Ken Z

  1. says:

    What I thought might be a wrong side of the tracks story actually had nothing to do with their classism keeping them apart Ran just ran I thought that was a little disappointing What would become a theme through this book is how it never rea

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    355 Rounded up to 4I adored this book It was so uirky and wonderful and at the heart so very very Wilde esue Ken

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    Well it certainly was different Stocked with poetry and dystopian prophecy The first half had meet cute romance intrigue The second had despair and longing and oppression The concluding half hadnope only two halves people It was uick but I can’t say good after Ran ran It could have been so much The fictional world of a poor but f

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    355For the bio that compare this to Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet X How could one write such a lieThis book definitely had me changing my opinion every couple of pages One minute I was so excited at the prospect of LGBT Filipino stories spoiler as a non binary Filipino American I was very let down the next I thought the Wilde concept was being pushed too hard after I wondered if I had misunderstood the entirety of the plo

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    This novel was a harrowing account of first love; something that changes your life and opens your eyes to the world around you We go through life feeding off of love from our parents our friends and then when we

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    This review and many others can also be found at Musings of a Book GirlI’m not entirely sure what I just read The synopsis for The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart makes the bold claim that this novel is for fans of Adam Silvera and Elizabeth Acevedo but that couldn’t be further from the truth I saw no similarities and was uite disappointed If you’re going to compare a title to other books please make sure you are choosing simila

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    I loved this book for several reasons SPOILERS1 Representation matters I wish I had a book like this available to me in high school or perhaps I just wasn't aware at the time It was a realistic first love story going through the range of emotions that come with grieving especially at an age where people are trying to figure out who the heck

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    About to waste the better part of an hour Googling the connection between Oscar Wilde and haiku I changed my mind in favor of contemplating Ken Z's potential for becoming Wilde at Heart The prose story parts of this novel are pretty good; there is a lot of valid discussion of gender identity class differences and acceptance While we've come so far especially from Victorian England standards there is road ahead of us Bu

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    i genuinely love linmark's writing i was deeply impressed by his incredible use of language as well as attack on language in rolling the r's and

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    This one is a 35 for me and I'm still thinking about it two weeks after I finished reading it I even had to look up Kristol the name of the island country where the story takes place to see if it is real It turns out that it isn't and it's imaginary although at times I felt that the setting had much in common wi

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These Books Belong to Ken Z

Love at all if this is where it leadsLetting it end there would be tragic So with the help of his best friends the comfort of his haikus and lists and even strange surreal appearances by his hero Oscar Wilde Ken will find that love is worth than the price of heartbreak. i genuinely love linmark s writing i was deeply impressed by his incredible use of language as well as attack on language in rolling the r s and went into this book eager to see how linmark would continue to play with language especially when the title is a clear wordplay on oscar wilde like woo i was anticipating wit and sarcasm and just a whole lot of social commentary on language that would hit me right in the gut well it didn t really live up to my expectations the social commentary is there and i appreciate that the book tries to bring in issues of gender sexuality education politics of language and geopolitics however the execution is a bit clumsy in my opinion i prefer how rolling the r s does this through the subtlety in the characters very overt emotions here the characters are young emotionally intense super socially aware and just in general very precocious while i m not saying the portrayal of complex teenagers who are both na ve and sharp in the book is unrealistic it makes the book s overall vibe a bit too juvenile for my personal liking i think my main issue is that ken z s extremely melodramatic personality undermines whatever discourse that the book is trying to provoke perhaps some will say that despite their heightened social awareness teenagers are at the end of the day emotional messes and i agree however the characters also deliver astonishingly keen and sober social observations at the same time they re experiencing emotional distress the dissonance is a bit too much for me and makes the book seem a bit wishy washy like linmark wants to go all out on the YA genre but also wants to incorporate discourse into the book and i think the product is a bit clumsythat being said i love the characters the play with language the melodramatic angst and of course how beautifully it s written if this is a purely YA piece without such overt political commentary i think i would ve enjoyed it infinitely like this writing reminds me of fanfiction the Great type the could be published type and i d read the heck out of that the poems are also stunning and perhaps the highlights for me in this book i d definitely check out some of his poetry after this

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Readers of Adam Silvera They Both Die at the End and Elizabeth Acevedo The Poet X will pull out the tissues for this tender uirky story of one seventeen year old boy's journey through first love and first heartbreak guided by his personal hero Oscar WildeWords have alwa. What I thought might be a wrong side of the tracks story actually had nothing to do with their classism keeping them apart Ran just ran I thought that was a little disappointing What would become a theme through this book is how it never really unpacks its many themes The aforementioned classism homophobia banned books government control over access to information just to name a few only really get passing mentions and rarely have much to do with the core of the story which is Ran and Ken Z It feels like this book tries to do too much in a not inconsiderable 352 pagesIn its essence this book is about how much it sucks to be ghosted especially at a young age and especially at a point in your life where you re just figuring out who you are Ken Z never shares if he is bi or gay or any other orientation but he finds himself attracted to Ran something he truly never expected And maybe that s why Ran s disappearance hits him so hard Ran takes all of Ken Z s options to talk about how he s feeling with him when he never returns from North Kristol Sure Ken Z could talk to his friends but this is something he wanted to do with Ran to explore with Ran and to have that taken away and to be left behind without a word at the same time is a crushing experience Other reviews are not exaggerating when they say that this book is very cutesy The first third or so of this book rides the line of being too sugary sweet for my taste and borders on the ridiculous It s fun to see a young boy being infatuated for the first time especially in a or less forbidden love situation but I also remember being a teenager and just being happy that the guy I liked put on deodorant after gym class Also what teenager lives a live with so incredibly little adult supervision Outside of Mr Oku and the occasional short appearance by Ken Z s mom I kept wondering where all the adults wereI don t understand the comparison to Adam Silvera It doesn t work I can t speak to the comparison to Elizabeth Acevedo as I have not read The Poet X yet That s a bold claim and one this book fails to earnOverall this book is like a 25 for me It was readable but could have used a little consistency in following through with discussion of its many many themes I would have liked to have seen Ran and Ken Z s relationship through a lens that isn t super flowery I wish the author had dug further into Ken Z because even by the story s end I just sort of felt meh about it all I didn t feel for Ken Z the way I wanted to I wanted to ache with him to feel his anger and confusion and to heal with him Instead I m left underwhelmed by this work overall I do hope it finds its fanbase but I wanted so much what the story had the potential to be what it practically begged to be than what I got His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch personal hero Oscar WildeWords have alwa. What I thought might be a wrong side of the tracks story actually had nothing to do with their classism keeping them apart Ran just ran I thought that was a little disappointing What would become a theme through this book is how it never really unpacks its many themes The aforementioned classism homophobia banned books government control over access to information just to name a few only really get The Doctors Dating Bargain passing mentions and rarely have much to do with the core of the story which is Ran and Ken Z It feels like this book tries to do too much in a not inconsiderable 352 The Collection pagesIn its essence this book is about how much it sucks to be ghosted especially at a young age and especially at a Whispers of Feathers point in your life where you re just figuring out who you are Ken Z never shares if he is bi or gay or any other orientation but he finds himself attracted to Ran something he truly never expected And maybe that s why Ran s disappearance hits him so hard Ran takes all of Ken Z s options to talk about how he s feeling with him when he never returns from North Kristol Sure Ken Z could talk to his friends but this is something he wanted to do with Ran to explore with Ran and to have that taken away and to be left behind without a word at the same time is a crushing experience Other reviews are not exaggerating when they say that this book is very cutesy The first third or so of this book rides the line of being too sugary sweet for my taste and borders on the ridiculous It s fun to see a young boy being infatuated for the first time especially in a or less forbidden love situation but I also remember being a teenager and just being happy that the guy I liked Entrepreneurial Vernacular potential to be what it Advanced C Programming by Example practically begged to be than what I got

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Ys been than enough for Ken Z but when he meets Ran at the mall food court everything changes Beautiful mysterious Ran opens the door to a number of firsts for Ken first kiss first love But as uickly as he enters Ken's life Ran disappears and Ken Z is left wondering Why. This novel was a harrowing account of first love something that changes your life and opens your eyes to the world around you We go through life feeding off of love from our parents our friends and then when we find that first someone that sets our heart aflame it is an experience unlike no other We follow Ken Z who is slowly figuring out who he is with the help of his mentor Oscar Wilde Through Wilde s influence he decides to bunbury one day heading to the other side of the territory he lives in which is much nicer yet strict He pretends to be an archeologist on a tight budget and gets to see how the other half lives While he s there he meets Ran who sits down with him at a restaurant and talks to him about Oscar Wilde They become fast friends despite the distance between themThey visit each other and their bonds deepen with Ken Z having fantastical chats with his hero for guidance Oscar Wilde leads him to the realization that they are alike than they think Ken Z and Ran fall in love fast and hard until one day when Ran went away It happened with no warning no bang but a whimper Ken Z was left grieving and started pushing away everyone in his life including OscarBy the end of the novel Ken Z began to make amends with his friends his favorite author and himself It was a touching tale with so many different types of storytelling devices which really excited me because I love variations on traditional storytelling We had essays haikus poems lists emails and Zaps like Snapchat messages I also loved all the little tidbits about Oscar Wilde s life I feel like I know him so much better now because of Ken Z The Line parents our friends and then when we find that first someone that sets our heart aflame it is an experience unlike no other We follow Ken Z who is slowly figuring out who he is with the help of his mentor Oscar Wilde Through Wilde s influence he decides to bunbury one day heading to the other side of the territory he lives in which is much nicer yet strict He Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy pretends to be an archeologist on a tight budget and gets to see how the other half lives While he s there he meets Ran who sits down with him at a restaurant and talks to him about Oscar Wilde They become fast friends despite the distance between themThey visit each other and their bonds deepen with Ken Z having fantastical chats with his hero for guidance Oscar Wilde leads him to the realization that they are alike than they think Ken Z and Ran fall in love fast and hard until one day when Ran went away It happened with no warning no bang but a whimper Ken Z was left grieving and started Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya pushing away everyone in his life including OscarBy the end of the novel Ken Z began to make amends with his friends his favorite author and himself It was a touching tale with so many different types of storytelling devices which really excited me because I love variations on traditional storytelling We had essays haikus Twisted poems lists emails and Zaps like Snapchat messages I also loved all the little tidbits about Oscar Wilde s life I feel like I know him so much better now because of Ken Z

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • These Books Belong to Ken Z
  • R. Zamora Linmark
  • en
  • 14 February 2019
  • 9781101938232

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