Bunny by Mona Awad
I read this a couple weeks ago, and I still have a feeling that I have no idea how to describe this book without accidentally spoiling it.
Bunny follows Samantha who is in one of the most prestigious writing Masters programs in the country. She works tirelessly to create works of fiction that travel off the page into her reader’s minds. While there, she meets the Bunnies. A group who only refer to each other as Bunny. One day Samantha gets invited to their group “workshop,” and despite her best friend’s protests decides to go and find out what goes on within the Bunnies.
I want to start off by saying I really liked this book, and if I had been able to read it in 2015/2016 it would have been an instant favorite book, and honestly probably my new favorite book of all time. It had everything I could ever want, unexplanined magic, utter weirdness, and a bold writing style.
I went through this entire book, and never had an inkling of what was going to happen, which honestly rarely happens. There were times when I actually shouted “what the f**k” because it was so weird. But I couldn’t stop reading.
I will say now that I do not think this is a book for everybody (emphasized by the 3.5 average goodreads rating lol) but that doesn’t mean it isn’t amazing! If you are the type of person that wants everything to be explained, or don’t like super weird plot lines, then I don’t think this is the book for you.
I personally love weirdness in books, to the point I will go on hunts to find the perfect weird book. This satisfied that, and I adored it. I also appreciate the distinct writing style of this book. It doesn’t stay in one format, and I think it adds to not knowing how to talk about it without spoiling it. I even loved Samantha’s hatred of all the characters in this book. It was kinda nice to have such a different approach, and have a character not try to interact.
The only reason this book didn’t get a higher rating from me, was because of the “edge” factor. There were times where this book felt like it tried a little too hard to be edgy. It felt a little forced, and I know it was to show how Samantha was different from the Bunnies, but I just got transported to 2013, and me being in my emo phase. If it didn’t have those references, I would’ve rated this 5/5.
Would I reccomend?
I touched on this earlier, I would recommend this book if you want a weird book, but with horror/slasher elements to it. There are several things that go unexplained, and not revisited. You will not get any type of answer in this book, but it is one heck of a ride while you read it!