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Ys been than enough for Ken Z but when he meets Ran at the mall food court everything changes Beautiful mysterious Ran opens the door to a number of firsts for Ken first kiss first love But as uickly as he enters Ken's life Ran disappears and Ken Z is left wondering Why. This novel was a harrowing account of first love something that changes your life and opens your eyes to the world around you We go through life feeding off of love from our parents our friends and then when we find that first someone that sets our heart aflame it is an experience unlike no other We follow Ken Z who is slowly figuring out who he is with the help of his mentor Oscar Wilde Through Wilde s influence he decides to bunbury one day heading to the other side of the territory he lives in which is much nicer yet strict He pretends to be an archeologist on a tight budget and gets to see how the other half lives While he s there he meets Ran who sits down with him at a restaurant and talks to him about Oscar Wilde They become fast friends despite the distance between themThey visit each other and their bonds deepen with Ken Z having fantastical chats with his hero for guidance Oscar Wilde leads him to the realization that they are alike than they think Ken Z and Ran fall in love fast and hard until one day when Ran went away It happened with no warning no bang but a whimper Ken Z was left grieving and started pushing away everyone in his life including OscarBy the end of the novel Ken Z began to make amends with his friends his favorite author and himself It was a touching tale with so many different types of storytelling devices which really excited me because I love variations on traditional storytelling We had essays haikus poems lists emails and Zaps like Snapchat messages I also loved all the little tidbits about Oscar Wilde s life I feel like I know him so much better now because of Ken Z

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These Books Belong to Ken Z

Love at all if this is where it leadsLetting it end there would be tragic So with the help of his best friends the comfort of his haikus and lists and even strange surreal appearances by his hero Oscar Wilde Ken will find that love is worth than the price of heartbreak. About to waste the better part of an hour Googling the connection between Oscar Wilde and haiku I changed my mind in favor of contemplating Ken Z s potential for becoming Wilde at Heart The prose story parts of this novel are pretty good there is a lot of valid discussion of gender identity class differences and acceptance While we ve come so far especially from Victorian England standards there is road ahead of us But then the plot broke down into one lamenting self imposed jail sentence with a fictitious messaging system called Zap too many unsent emails and one confusing haiku after another The story was not straightforward As a story for the YA market I m not sure I have an audience for this book It is like an ocean tremendously deep at some points and shipwrecking shallow at the others I think the YA audience would get lost at sea

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Readers of Adam Silvera They Both Die at the End and Elizabeth Acevedo The Poet X will pull out the tissues for this tender uirky story of one seventeen year old boy's journey through first love and first heartbreak guided by his personal hero Oscar WildeWords have alwa. Well it certainly was different Stocked with poetry and dystopian prophecy The first half had meet cute romance intrigue The second had despair and longing and oppression The concluding half hadnope only two halves people It was uick but I can t say good after Ran ran It could have been so much The fictional world of a poor but free country taken over by a warring neighbor is powerful Unfortunately this book became muddled between visions of conversations with Oscar Wilde haikus big brother creeping in and loss And let s end on some depressing Wilde info too Using literary figures can add profundity or distraction Despite some beautiful prose and uotes here and there this was the latter


10 thoughts on “These Books Belong to Ken Z

  1. says:

    What I thought might be a wrong side of the tracks story actually had nothing to do with their classism keeping them apart Ran just ran I thought that was a little disappointing What would become a theme through t

  2. says:

    355 Rounded up to 4I adored this book It was so uirky and wonderful and at the heart so very very Wilde esue Ken is a young man who loves Osc

  3. says:

    Well it certainly was different Stocked with poetry and dystopian prophecy The first half had meet cute romance intrigue The

  4. says:

    355For the bio that compare this to Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet X How could one write such a lieThis book definitely had me changing my opinion every couple of pages One minute I was so excited at the prospect of LGBT Filipino storie

  5. says:

    This novel was a harrowing account of first love; something that changes your life and opens your eyes to the world aroun

  6. says:

    This review and many others can also be found at Musings of a Book GirlIā€™m not entirely sure what I just read The synopsis for The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart makes the bold claim that this novel is for fans of Adam Silvera and Elizabe

  7. says:

    I loved this book for several reasons SPOILERS1 Representation matters I wish I had a book like this available to me in high school or perhaps

  8. says:

    About to waste the better part of an hour Googling the connection between Oscar Wilde and haiku I changed my mind in favor of contemplating Ken Z's potential for becoming Wilde at Heart The prose story parts of this novel are pretty good; there is a lot of valid discussion of gender identity class differences and acceptance While

  9. says:

    i genuinely love linmark's writing i was deeply impressed by his incredible use of language as well as attack on language in rollin

  10. says:

    This one is a 35 for me and I'm still thinking about it two weeks after I finished reading it I even had to look up Kristol the name of the island country where the story takes place to see if it is real It turns out that it isn't and it's im

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