On Female Protagonists

I've been thinking about this post for a while; indeed I've had a draft of it on my computer since I started this blog. I think I've put off really writing it for so long because my feelings on this matter are so complex and I want to make sure I state them correctly. In … Continue reading On Female Protagonists


Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld

I've just finished Specials, which is the third book in the Uglies trilogy (though there's also a companion novel, Extras, that I've started reading), so now seems as good a time as any to discuss this series. It's a young-adult series set about three centuries into the future, in which everyone has an operation on … Continue reading Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld