Black Cherry- Black & Red 🍒
Chose Battle Royale now that is got a minute to post! Dang life and storms getting my bookish way... 😒
Anyway, just finished this up with the ever uplifting Lars @theatretenor
🙌🏼 And we both really enjoyed it!
Classmates forced to murder for deranged government agenda. Bloodshed, violence, mayhem, & mass slaughter follows. Realizations of love- true & unrequited along with hope follows. Ties will bind & break them. 40 students enter, but only one can be victorious.
I recommend this book. It's fun and intriguing. It does seem as though a bit gets lost but I have to wonder if that's just part of it being translated. And yes- it was written WAY BEFORE the Hunger Games. Actually, they've not done an Americanized version of this movie (one exists already- pretty interesting! Recommend) because they think we'd compare it to the Hunger Games.
I also like that the author wrote a blurb about what had inspired him in the back! He mentioned King several times (especially The Long Walk), along with some other Japanese authors I'd not heard of but will be looking into!
Does this sound like something you'd read? Have you read it? And most importantly... would you be able to fight your 9th grad classmates to be the victor?
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