Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Book Review: Grotesque

I wanted to do a review on this book because it has been my favorite out of all of my books. It's by Natsuo Kirino and it was translated from Japanese to English. It's about two sisters who are mixed with Japanese and white, (I want to say American but I can't remember if it was German lol, sorry, it's been a while). They live in Japan and since they looked different than the majority of the people there, they always got a lot of attention. The younger sister is considered most stunning out of the two with her looks and she seemed pleasant to people who were around her. It seemed that she got more attention from people including her mom and the older sister resented her for these reasons. She thought that her younger sister was stupid and spoiled and had a very simple life (how most people would think of the "pretty people"). She was wrong and her younger sister had a very different life that would surprise many people and also had an odd mentality. 
             This book would be a good read for anyone who has a sister but I recommend everyone to read it. It has a great story and is really heart felt. It is also one of those books that follows a few of it's characters' lives and thoughts but it switches between the different people very well and it is never confusing. It also gives you an insight to what I may call an unknown lifestyle in Japan. I guess I'll put a warning that sex, prostitution and murder are involved in this book. I also think the author is great and I plan on picking up her other books as well right when this semester is over. And if you have read and like any of Ellen Hopkins books, you will love this one. :)


  1. Hola Ms Aimee, encantada de conocer tu blog!! Pásate por el mío y si te gusta sígueme. Besos, desde España, Marcela.

  2. great review! i want to read this now! :)