Carve the Mark. Okay. Here's the thing. I'm starting this one today, and I'm actually really excited about it. Because I think I will love the story and characters and writing. Because I do adore Veronica. And I have mostly loved her previous books. Before I heard about all the drama, I ordered three different editions of this book. US hardcover, and UK paperback and hardcover. They are all stunning. And I would still have ordered them after the drama. I get that there might be racism in this book. I also read this amazing post by Sabaa about that here. And here's the thing. I'm not going to not read a book because someone tells me to. I have seen tons of people getting hate because they are reading Carve the Mark. And no. That is NOT okay. We all have the right to read whatever book we want. Sure, some people might see racism in this book, but others might not, some might be bothered by it, but others might not be. And that is OKAY. Because that is the whole point of reading. Having different opinions about stuff. So just, yeah. Telling people not to read this book is simply not okay. We all have the right to read whatever the hell we want without being told we are wrong. Just so you know. I'm reading this book next, and I'm excited. I might hate it, I might love it, but I decide that. No one else. Anyway. Have you read this? What did you think?
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