When I first heard that Sarah Addison-Fox was releasing a dystopian series, I instantly wanted to dive into it! Here are my thoughts on Book One, Irrelevant!
What I Liked:
The government and culture of the dystopian world the author created is believable, and feels like something that could actually happen in the future. To me, that’s the best aspect of a dystopian culture, and I feel like the author perfectly captured that.
Featuring a Character with Autism
Autism is portrayed believably (I’ve only been around one child who has autism, and it’s been several years ago, when the kid was a toddler) as far as I can tell. I did look up the telltale characteristics of autism, and the way this character is portrayed in their childhood, and while talking to others in the present day seems true for an autistic character. It’s great that this book sheds light on how people with autism are just like the rest of us and should not be deemed as “less than” due to their disorder.
This author is well-known for gripping cliffhangers, and the one she left us with in Irrelevant is no exception! I can’t wait to see what happens next in Book 2!
What Was Iffy:
The Introduction of Autism
While I liked the way autism was portrayed, the revealing moment when the character was told she has autism was a little too on-the-nose for me, as it occurs a little too soon in the novel. I felt that this reveal would have had a larger impact had the characters discovered this later, as it would have kept the readers wondering longer.
Overall, I am impressed with Book One and can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
Thank you to the author for providing me a free ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A positive review was not required to receive the ebook.
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