Author: Joy N. Hensley

Review: Rites of Passage

Posted October 30, 2014 / Book Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: Rites of Passage

This is just going to be a random spilling of my thoughts instead of the usual well thought-out reviews I normally do. I just have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. I started it because of the insane amount of blogger hype surrounding it. It sounded like a great “girl power” book that I would really like, despite the fact that the military setting really was deterring me. I decided to give it a try anyways. My feelings are so mixed for a variety of reasons. It fucked with my emotions, man! And not in the way I like for books to fuck with my emotions. Here’s a summary of my thoughts: Beginning: Okay I can see why people like this. Enjoyable narrator, too. 1/3 Done: Jesus this hazing is killing me, I can’t listen to this. I need to stop listening to this. 1/2 Done: Okay I’m about to DNF. This is too hard to hear. 2/3 Done: Hmmm maybe things are getting interesting. ~*RoMaNcE*~ 3/4 Done: Some predictability here. Kind of enjoying this. More hazing. Blah. Ending: You have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!11 Grrrrr. So Sam was a fucking awesome main character. She was a badass who would NOT quit no matter how shitty (and difficult for me to listen to) things got for her. Literally nothing could stop her. I was rooting for her and, really, for the advancement of women in general. Matthews was misogynist and awful and I wanted to jump in and […]