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Today I am going to be reviewing The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee. I truly do not understand all of the hype for this book. I got absolutely nothing out of reading it. I will say the writing style was annoyingly addictive. However considering that I was constantly frustrated with all of the creative choices made by this book, I did not enjoy my time reading it.

The only thing that kept me going with this book, as I mentioned above, was the writing style. It was so powerful. No matter what I thought about the events happening, I could not stop reading. I don’t know why, because there were so many points where I just wanted to set the book down.

Ugh, where do I even begin with the characters? I have always been adamant that the absolute most important aspects of a book are the characters. If there are no strong characters that I enjoy reading about, then I will not enjoy reading the book. I absolutely HATE every single one of the million main characters. They are stuck up and have no perspective beyond their pathetic lives, whatsoever. I cannot stress enough that there is NOTHING redeeming about them. That is not to say that I don’t enjoy having a cast of characters I am meant to hate. That is not a problem. The problem is that I think I am supposed to love these despicable brats. Every page goes on and on about how they are just so physically perfect. Shut up! I get it! I do not care anymore about any of them.

The romances were all absolute messes. I could not care less about any of the relationships.

For such a long book, there is not much of a plot. The characters keep ignoring their issues, and are shockingly impacted by them. Nothing compelling to read here.

A book with a premise this ambitious needs clear, thorough world building. But is any of that provided? Of course not. I am just expect to buy all of this scientific nonsense, since it is the future and by the twenty-second century, science will be so advanced that it is basically magic.

Please save your time. It is not worth wasting on this barely 2 star books. There is so much more out there that is worthwhile.

Thank you for reading my review and I hope you will join me again as we go off to amazing places

Aashna Moorjani
Aashna Moorjani is a sophomore (18-19) at Millburn High School and the Website Administrator for Studio 462.