I give Hollowgirl by Sean Williams a 4 out of 5 stars. Hollowgirl is the third book and conclusion to the Twinmaker trilogy. The book follows Clair Hills and Q after their world has been destroyed. They must fight through the political and digital terror while looking for a solution to save humanity, her friends, and Jesse. Their only way of survival is to enter the Yard, a simulation as real as the home and world they have lost. Within the Yard, there are two Clair Hills that cause friction because they’re completely different from one another.
Williams developed his world even more, adding to the excitement and imagery. Throughout the Yard and the outside reality, inventions such as glitches and fabbers made this world complex but also magical in an almost comprehensible way. Also, Hollowgirl is a provoking book because it brought up a lot of questions about defining human life and understanding what it truly means to be alive. There was always some point of tension or conflict going on and figuring out how these would be solved was immensely stressful! In the best way, Hollowgirl captured my attention from the beginning.
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|Page Count||512 pages|
|Publisher||Balzer + Bray|
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