Monday, December 8, 2008

Go Ask Malice: A Slayer's Diary

Title: Go Ask Malice: A Slayer's Diary
Author: Robert Joseph Levy
Location: YA Buffy Malice
Reading Level: Young Adult

Needing a vampire fix after finishing the Twilight series, I turned to the vampire staple that is the Buffy universe. "Go Ask Malice" tracks the life and upbringing of Faith, a vampire slayer who's past the reader finds is both surreal and realistic with friends who have visions, visits to the therapist's office, and juvenile pranks. The story is told through journal entries Faith must write for her therapist and social worker. Faith is an abused and neglected child who grows up in foster care, on the street, and doesn't ever seem to get a break....until she is called to be a slayer.

Bottom Line: This is a quick read, and also one that you want to be over quickly. It is blunt, to-the-point, and a little disturbing. There is no softening the blow with sub-plots, it is what it is.

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