A review by decklededgess
Anna K Away, by Jenny Lee

challenging emotional funny lighthearted reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


trigger warnings: sexual harassment, sexual content, alcohol and drug abuse and addition, death and grief, sexism and misogyny, infidelity, gun violence, gun injury

This was an excellent follow up to Anna K. I loved how Anna's and Bee's grief was handled. It gave the ridiculous rich kid nonsense of the book some much needed gravitas and added an interesting contrast. The levity of first world problems contrasted with some heavier themes of how the K-pop industry exploits its musicians plus the loss of loved ones was really well handled.

None of these characters were actually likeable but that is also what made this book so compelling, the fact that I cared enough to read.

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