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It’s Day 4 and today I’m going to share with you the last book I threw across the room.
Well, the first book that comes to mind I read about a year ago. This book has a lot of fans, so don’t throw tomatoes, okay? The book is . . .
In Honor by Jessi Kirby
I know, I know so many of you loved this book. But I found Honor infuriating. But what tipped the scale was an event that happened toward the end of the book. I’m going to describe the scene now, so beware. Warning: There Be Spoilers Ahead!
Okay, towards the end, Honor gets really frustrated after learning some disturbing information. So she picks up a rock and chucks it, and it ends up breaking some windows (or something along those lines, it’s been a while since I read this). And there’s a police officer nearby, and he sees the window being broken, but he doesn’t know if Honor or Rusty (the guy Honor has been traveling with) threw the rock. So Rusty tells the cop he did it, and Honor, like a total loser, lets Rusty get arrested. She doesn’t tell the cop that it was her – she just stands there. Even though she’s the one who broke the window. I mean, Rusty is driven away in the police car! And she just let’s him. And then, she just hangs out at the beach. She doesn’t rush off to the police station to admit her guilt. Granted, Honor is dealing with some heavy stuff, but still.
My frustration level skyrocketed at this scene, and I actually started crying because I was so mad. I didn’t actually throw the book, but I was so close. I know that Honor is not a real character, but if she were, I would actually have told her what was on my mind (and I am an avoid-confrontation-at-all-costs kind of person). I think we all have things that are important to us, and what Honor did (or didn’t do in this case) is a deal breaker for me, no matter what she was going through. I stopped liking Honor after that. And that one scene really affected how I felt about the book.
If you’re curious, you can check out my review from last year.