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Summary

The Vegetarian meets Heathers in this darkly funny, seductively strange novel about a lonely graduate student drawn into a clique of rich girls.  

'We were just these innocent girls in the night trying to make something beautiful. We nearly died. We very nearly did, didn't we?'

Samantha Heather Mackey couldn't be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England's Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort - a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other 'Bunny' and are often found entangled in a group hug so tight they become one. 

But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies' fabled 'Smut Salon' and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door - ditching her only friend, Ava, in the process. As Samantha plunges deeper and deeper into the sinister yet saccharine world of the Bunnies, the edges of reality begin to blur, and her friendships with Ava and the Bunnies are brought into deadly collision. 

A spellbinding, down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, creativity and agency, and friendship and desire, Bunny is the dazzlingly original second book from the author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl.

©2019 Mona Awad (P)2019 Listening Library

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Interesting and different

I love audiobooks but for once I think I would've benefited from reading this instead. I just felt a bit confused and overwhelmed at times but maybe that was the objective? Only thing I will say is the narrators Scottish accent is the worst thing I've ever heard. Otherwise would definitely recommend for the uniqueness of the experience

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Not worth it

It’s not worth listening to is very anticlimactic the drugs on for far too long. The story is so undeveloped.

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Expects too much from the reader.

I’m not a fan of magical realism, so I just didn’t enjoy this- the characters and plot were just very hard to buy into. It’s certainly unusual though- I’ve never read anything like it.