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Friday, November 18, 2016
Class - Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart/Brave-ish Heart Review
Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart/Brave-ish Heart
By Patrick Ness
April is having trouble coping with sharing her heart with the king of the Shadow Kin. To make things worse is that the Shadow King is trying to get full control of the shared heart which would in turn kill April. It appears that this process is affecting April at school and at home as she has been showing signs of being like the Shadow Kin and even producing their swords out of thin air. Ram is there to help April cope with what is going on and to make matters worse is that Aprils dad is trying to get in touch with her and she doesn’t want anything to do with him.
While that is going on Miss Quill is meeting with Dorothea Ames who is now the new head teacher taking over for the deceased Mr Armitage. She tells Miss Quill how the Govenors are interested in her and have a pretty nice offer for Miss Quill which is too good to not accept. In exchange Miss Quill must help Miss Ames to get rid of the killer flower petals that are falling to Earth. It appears that the flowers will suck the blood out of you and when they feed they multiply. If this threat is not taking care of the flowers will soon smother everyone in London.
I really was not all that interested in April and the Shadow Kin King for the most part. That part of the story just got pretty silly and then all the parents got involved to just hang around waiting for Ram and April to come back from the Shadow Kin dimension where April took on the Shadow King in a duel and wins. Then she becomes ruler of the Shadow Kin and orders the Shadow Kin to kill the killer flowers. Plus during all this she somehow figures out to use her power to heal her mom’s spine so she can walk again. How many cheesy and head shaking things can they squeeze into this story? Apparently quite a bit of them it seems.
Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart/Brave-ish Heart so far has not been the best story in Class so far and was really not one of my favorites. It did open up a few new avenues with who might be pulling the strings and made Miss Quill a more interesting character with the new developments that were revealed. But in all I just could not get invested in this story and those killer flower pedals were just so lame of an alien.
Grade C –
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