Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

Cycler (Lauren McLaughlin, 2008) [2010-02-14]


On my GoodReads because mosca got it at ComicCon 2008. I'd completely forgotten about it until I was trawling my GoodReads in my trans YA lit binge. (Though having read it, I took off the "trans" tag, because the protagonist is not actually trans. It does deal with queer sexuality some, but not because of cycling nature of the narrator.)

Reading this right after rereading Luna was maybe not the best idea ever. I felt really angry and frustrated at the beginning -- though it gets better. I was also like, "Ugh! (teen) het romances! do not want care!"

Having recently read Parrotfish, I felt a little like, "What's up with the quirky (best friend) characters in YA lit?" but I kind of love them, so I can't really complain. The mom seemed a little OTT (over the top), but the world of the novel is bizarre enough that I mostly just rolled with it.

The jacket flap says the author "is currently at work on the sequel to Cycler." I am hopeful that the sequel [which I hadn't realized was already out] will have more mature exploration of gender (and identity) issues and also [speculation redacted].
Tags: books: read, books: ya

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