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Bad book, you don't even get a book icon. Now get in the corner and think about what you've done.

Book #19: Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi.

Scalzi said this was the hardest book he ever wrote. I wish he would have given up on it.

My worries about this book were correct. Zoe's Tale was the same exact story as The Last Colony, retold by a teenage girl. A teenage girl who was with the main characters of TLC for 95% of the book, so there was nearly no new plot. The conversations were the same. Nearly everything was the same, just with 1000 times more sassy teenage girl.

I hated the main character so much. She was ~sassy~. She was ~sarcastic~. She was ~special~. She was ~perfect~. She literally had an entire planet of people who worshiped her. Worse than that, she had almost no original plot.

The maybe 5% new material in the book was good (though I suspect it was a lot less than 5%). The rest of the book was boring. It was the same book as TLC, told by a ~sassy~ teenage girl. That was NOT an improvement.

Waste of a book. I'm very disappointed. I loved Scalzi's other books so much, but I nearly stopped reading this one multiple times.
Tags: 2013 books, book review, book: zoe's tale
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