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The three Kens rule Willow High. They are gay, they are sparkly, and they are plastic perfection incarnate. Tommy Rawlins is just another servant–until Ken Hilton decides to give him a makeover. Tommy learns what it takes to be a Ken. He falls for the hot new guy, Blaine…who may or may not have a psychotic, ulterior motive. Tommy has plunged into the world of Kens, where drunken hookups and butt implants and suicide are the norm.

This book was very disappointing. Maybe if I had understood half of what the characters were saying, Kens might have been more enjoyable. The millennial slang, stereotypes, and political references were extremely overused. The dramatic scenes were more confusing than impactful.

I understand that this book is meant to be deeply satirical and darkly humorous. I found myself appalled (and amused) at just how very screwed up the story is. It goes to the point where it seems like the author is trying too hard, and the story loses the feel it had before. In all, Kens is offensive to the point that it is boring.

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Author Raziel Reid
Star Count 2.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Penguin Teen
Publish Date 2018-09-18
ISBN 9780735263772
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Issue Mar-19
Category Young Adult


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