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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Short Story Saturday: Diverse Energies – Good Girl by Malinda Lo

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Short Story Saturday: Diverse Energies – Good Girl by Malinda Lo

Short Story Saturday: Diverse Energies – Good Girl by Malinda LoGood Girl by Malinda Lo
Series: Diverse Energies,
Also in this series: The Last Day, Freshee's Fogurt, Pattern Recognition , Gods of the Dimming Light , Next Door, Pocket Full of Dharma, Blue Skies, What Arms to Hold Us, Solitude, Diverse Energies
Published by Tu Books on 01 November 2012
Genres: Anthology, Dystopian, GLBT, Short Story / Novella, Young Adult
Pages: 37
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Short Story Saturday is a feature here at Ticket to Anywhere where I start to read some of the various anthologies I have, one story at a time. Starting with Diverse Energies which the book synopsis describes as  “In this stunning collection of original and rediscovered stories of tragedy and hope, the stars are a diverse group of students, street kids, good girls, kidnappers, and child laborers pitted against their environments, their governments, differing cultures, and sometimes one another as they seek answers in their dystopian worlds. Take a journey through time from a nuclear nightmare of the past to society’s far future beyond Earth with these eleven stories by masters of speculative fiction. Includes stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, Ursula K. Le Guin, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, Daniel H. Wilson, and more.”

Place(s) Traveled To: Chinatown, New York

First Line(s): “You look like a good girl. Aren’t you a little far from home?”

Good Girl by Malinda Lo is the newest story that I’ve tried out in the Diverse Energies anthology. This is one where I really enjoyed the writing but didn’t really enjoy the actual story. As with most books we’re just sort of dropped into the middle of this world with little to no explanation about it. Not only that but there is little backstory to the various characters and then it just ends with little to no resolution. For me there were just way too many things left unanswered and unsaid for me to enjoy this one fully. But as a taste for Malinda Lo’s writing this one does succeed as I do want to read more of her books. So there is that.