Wildefire by Karsten Knight: Disguising Racism As Diversity

Reblogged from The Fangirl:
Wildefire  - Karsten Knight

Several people recommended Karsten Knight’s Wildefire to me because I’m Polynesian, Tongan, and this is one of the only YA novel featuring a Polynesian lead that they knew about. The concept is promising, a Polynesian female lead with the powers of a goddess. Unfortunately, Wildefire not only doesn’t deliver on that promise, it so woefully misrepresents Polynesian culture and women in general, I found it offensive.

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This is on Bibliodaze! You should read it because it's great and important and really opened up my eyes.