Book Review: Hello Kitty Must Die By Angela S. Choi

Book Rating (out of 5):

I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway last year and it took me a really long time to get around to reading it. First of all because it took a millions years to arrive. Second because by the time it did finally arrive, it had an abysmal rating on Goodreads. Like so low that I…can’t…even…

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But for whatever reason, I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of it. It just sat and sat and sat on my TBR pile until one magic day in January, I decided to give it a go. And you know what? I’m glad I gave it a chance. Maybe it was my super low expectations considering it’s terrible rating, but I liked it. It was out there and funny and different, at least, if you don’t read a lot of dark comedies (which I don’t.)

Hello Kitty Must Die has a strange start/premise. Something about a missing hymen and someone with too much money and not enough sense. Our protagonist, Fiona, doesn’t have a hymen. She was born without one to her dismay and after a quick internet search, she finds a doctor who will construct one for her for some ungodly sum. Turns out the doctor is an old school chum of Fiona’s that she hasn’t seen in years and once they reconnect, down the rabbit hole Fiona goes.

In retrospect, the description of this book doesn’t really do it justice, which IMO is mostly likely the reason for it’s low Goodreads ratings. I don’t know what I was expecting, but reading the back cover, this most certainly was NOT it. This book is really just American Psycho if it was a buddy comedy. Or if Patrick Bateman had a serial killer apprentice with added cultural hoopla.

This book might not necessarily deserved 4 stars, but I always add a star to any book that I finish in one sitting. Only seems fair.

If you are looking for a dark comedy, something that’s a little off kilter, a lot of weird and/or totally unexpected, give Hello Kitty Must Die a try. Everyone else need not apply.


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