Review of Star Sick

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Review of Star Sick

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[Following is an official review of "Star Sick" by Amy Marie Ayres.]
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3 out of 5 stars
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What would you do in a technologically advanced society if authorities you had never seen were in charge of your life? A society where being solitary and introverted is despised? Some people, specifically extroverts, wouldn't have a problem with this. In 2084, these individuals would even prosper on Earth, according to this book. I've read a lot of books and watched a lot of movies that show a world where robots (AIs) rule the globe, but I could never see myself living in such a society.

Luccee spent much of her time alone, and her brother Trevers was always nagging her to get out and socialize to stay up and accumulate points so she wouldn't be evicted. The four pillars of the world were extroverts, livewires, socializers, and befrienders, and those who modeled themselves after the four pillars were in charge. Friendship was no longer seen as a nuanced natural process but as a forced action that, if shunned, rendered one an outlaw. Unlike her brother and others, Luccee raised many concerns about what was happening and refused to accept the way things were. During a night out with her brother Trevers and his robot girlfriend, she receives a notification of her impending eviction. Trevers becomes alarmed, but Luccee appears content with the eviction and defies the eviction protocol by packing up swiftly and escaping in a stolen Mini.Ship. Will Luccee be able to achieve the life she seeks—"a life where the SUPER.V1S.10N had no control or say in it"—as she so desperately desires? Will she be captured and brought back to Earth or not? Get a copy to learn more.

The sci-fi and fantasy book Star Sick by Amy Marie Ayres is set in the year 2084. The book's organization made it simple to read and comprehend. Additionally, several of the jokes that were included in this piece made me laugh out loud, which made the reading experience more enjoyable. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the way this book was told from the perspective of the third person because the characters' emotions or feelings were revealed even before a scene; as a result, the book was unable to elicit any emotions from me.

The story seemed infantile, and the book lacked any tension, yet these flaws were reasonable given the person from whose point of view the story was told. Although the descriptions were clear and did not lead to any confusion, it was occasionally difficult to tell who was speaking during a conversation.

Due to the aforementioned issues, I give this book three out of five stars. I found up to ten errors in this book, which means it needs more editing. Fans of science fiction and fantasy books should read this book, in my opinion.

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Post by Amy Luman »

I would sure be in trouble in this world. I am not anti-social, but spending time by myself is preferable to companionship. I would like to think that I could be as brave as Luccee.
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Post by NetMassimo »

This novel has good potential but the flaws you pointed out seem to hinder its development. More editing might improve the story significantly. Thank you for your honest review!
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