Summary: A long ago prophecy of a child being born in the Half World to heal the rift between the three realms seems to be coming true when a. Melanie follows her now-vanished mother into Half World, a magical limbo populated by gruesome semi-humans and characterized by despair. “Half World is a haunting combination of a coming-of-age novel and a spiritual quest, a mad funhouse of horrors and a tale of redemption and love. Wonderfully .

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I like how she incorporated it into her fantasy worlds as well as the actions of her characters. This sounds like a good one to try! Glueskin is wonderfully memorable villain. Well, there are people that actually broke out of the curse and form a civilization in Half World. The evils of the flesh are building up in our realm. It’s a great message and the novel makes its points artfully and with a dark twist. Was there life, still, after that? This is fantasy fiction with a good balance of horror — the toll required to cross to and from Half World, for example, is particularly gruesome, and many of the residents of Half World are down right macabre; half-man, half beast, and often horribly disfigured, they amble, slither and giggle.

She was very independent and courageous.

Half World by Hiromi Goto, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki | Amy’s Marathon of Books

We needed someone foul and snappy like White Cat. The words whispered, echoed inside him. But do to the prologue wherein a pregnant woman escapes from Half-Life World, we know why her mother is sick all the time, and that Melanie is a prophesied child who might be able to heal the sundered links between our world, the half-life world where we should work out our earthly terrors, and the world of th Melanie Tamaki is 14 years old, on the “slow-learner” track in school, bullied by classmates, strangely loved by crows, and coping with a mother who is constantly sick and can’t keep a job.


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Half World is haunting and beautiful, surreal but also sweet in many ways. The “dark fantasy” part was satisfied beyond my expectations; the characters that Melanie meets in the Half World are truly grotesque and horrifying, and Mr. Because the reader has already encountered Mr. One Response to Book Review: Hifomi I Read It: Such a mouth on this one!

That’s when Gee realizes that nothing is as it seems. Probably the only one who is happy with the way things are, Mr.

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Melanie grew on me as the story progressed and she rose to workd difficulties she faced, finding a strength in herself that she hadn’t known was there. It was very rough, direct, and very plain. The night when Melanie received a strange phone call from Mr. But the book is a YA tale of a young girl, Melanie Tamaki, finding herself in the middle of worlv completely insane and messed up situation involving the three realms the material world, the spirit world, and the half world becoming fractured.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And hoorah, she is a chubby kid and does not become magically thin-and-pretty by the end of the story. There is also absolutely no romance in this story. Still, I’m sure there are people who’ll read and come to like Half World Gee knows there is horomi dark mystery behind where he came from, but has not even the slightest clue just how dark it is.

Half World (Half World, #1) by Hiromi Goto

I’m not sure if I was expecting more because I liked the first gotoo, but this one was a huge disappointment. I cannot understand how her mind works.


And in addition to hafl unexpected protagonist, Half World has a lot of surprises for you. About Amy Amy Mathers has been passionate about reading from a very young age, and hopes others will share her enthusiasm for funding a teen book award. Agh, it is so hard to decide a star rating for this.

Still, it’s unique and fresh for a genre riddled with paranormal romances making it somewhat worthwhile. Aug 07, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: Wei, Melanie began her quest after learning something about the prophecy and a jade rat pendant was given to her for safety.

One day she she comes home and finds her mother has disappeared. It’s not a nice world out there.

Gooto wasn’t impressed by the end either. Jan 11, Meghan rated it really liked it Shelves: I also loved the illustrations created by Jillian Tamaki.

She stared, mesmerized, at the cars that whizzed past, their tires splashing through small puddles of water. Her mother is ill. I think it was in these moments that I felt like I really got to know Melanie as a character: It is in Half World she must find her strength and understand her assailants, if she wishes to save her mother.

Glueskin, she knew she has to save her mother even if it means putting her life at risk. I know, I know, I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover Wei, the elderly lesbian who owns the local market and who, other than the crows, is her only real friend.

Half World 2 books. Then I proceed to read the blurb; here’s the concept: Glueskin, the principal villain, came to be evil.