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Lambs for Dinner

Lambs for Dinner - Joyce Chua I have to say I am totally baffled by this book, especially for a YA one.

If the plot hinges all on the concept of Steppenwolf, then it is extremely bad because the location is obviously some imaginary place and I wonder if that world even knows Steppenwolf?

The sense of place/point of references is disjointed.

The author's voice isn't consistent and the quality of the dialogue is stilted.

One can only question the wisdom of the publisher/arts council for awarding it as a prize winner for a YA competition 2 years ago.

I can't even award it a star because it is just weird.