Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire [Review]

Nebula Award winner for best novella

Hugo Award nominee for best novella

“This world is unforgiving and cruel to those it judges as even the slightest bit outside the norm. If anyone should be kind, understanding, accepting, loving to their fellow outcasts, it’s you. All of you.”


So, in between studying for the naplex (pharmacy licensure exam), getting ready to get my MTM certification, completing a pre-naplex exam (whew), I read this novella. I don’t really have much to say so I’ll keep this short. I’m not a big fan anymore of young adult books so this one was not a home run for me. However, I do appreciate the author’s wonderful choice of your not-so-average teenagers as her protagonists who had their endearing quirks. Other young adult writers should follow this author’s example! I also liked this book’s general idea, children and teenagers finding doorways to other world’s. These other worlds end up being more of a home than the one they had. But like I said, while I somewhat enjoyed this book I didn’t love it. It just wasn’t my kind of book, I guess.

3 out of 5 mortars


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