Headlong: laser-fine YA novel about kids' friendships and escaping destiny from Kathe Koja

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5 Responses to “Headlong: laser-fine YA novel about kids' friendships and escaping destiny from Kathe Koja”

  1. Deviant says:

    I second Takuan’s opinion of the review and am going to check this author out.

    I do have one question. Why would an author choose a title that’s already been used very recently on another relatively popular novel? In searches for a book called Headlong, you’ll probably always run into Michael Frayn’s (very good) book first. Why knowingly do that?

  2. Takuan says:

    gee! If I ever write anything I want you to review it. I’m not really fond of that genre but you genuinely piqued my interest.

  3. jerf says:

    Funny. I used to read splatterpunk and I read Koja’s “Cipher” and “Bad Brains”, and I never would have put the two together. She could definitely conjure up some dread, but she didn’t seem to have the same focus on the gory details.

    To say that she defined the genre might be a bit of an overstatement…

  4. Matt Staggs says:

    That’s a really nice cover, too. Good work all around.

  5. martyingels says:

    The premise reminds me a bit of Sweet Days of Discipline by Fleur Jaeggy – one of my all time favorites.

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