Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: Science Fiction (Young Adult)
About the book: It’s a short story collection with black and white artwork throughout that complements the text.
I received an advanced review copy from HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review.
First impressions: The title and cover are cool. I enjoy futuristic stories, so I found the premise interesting.
Characters: Each story follows a different cast of characters. I could relate to the protagonists, and they develop a good deal by the end of their narrative.
“I wanted one last chance to tell you that you’re worth so much more than your pain.”
Writing: The stories aren’t too short or too long. Despite the advanced technology, Roth explores human issues like friendship, revenge, as well as love.
Final thoughts: I crave closure as a reader, and I felt the ending tied up loose ends enough to satisfy me. That said, the narratives also leave room for further rumination.
If you’re looking to read a few futuristic stories, check out The End and Other Beginnings: Stories from the Future. It’s not a lengthy collection, so the book makes for a quick, fun read.