The Twisted Ones (Five Nights at Freddy’s #2)

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Charlie has finally moved on from the incident that happened in Freddy’s pizzeria, or so she thought. Now a college student, she’s working hard on her engineering degree. However, when a mysterious body is found halfway between her university and her hometown, the chief of police reaches out to her. She is suddenly spiralled back into her past and trying to figure out who would have started the killing spree. However, Charlie is certain that something for her father’s past is on the loose.

This book was a little more of a mystery than the last book. It was really fun to see how Charlie has grown from the last book but somehow remain the same. Seeing Charlie’s college life was interesting because while she was away from home, she was still linked to it by her field study. It’s also nice to see her being a little like a detective in this book though it was a little weird that a police officer came to her. I will say though, her social growth has my stunted due to the issues in this book.

I did enjoy the background that was given in this book about Catherine’s father as well as William Afton, however, the cliffhanger kills me. Generally, I really hate cliffhangers, and this didn’t make it better. The next book is coming out soon so I really can’t wait to finish the series.

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The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

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I reached for this story that has been sitting in my Kobo since forever, or at least it feels like it, because of the recent BTS Spring Day music video. It seems weird that a Korean boy band would cause me to read this short written in 1973 but if you watched the music video the hotel that they are stay at is call Omelas.

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The story is about the town of Omelas, the entire’s town’s happiness rests on the misery of a small child who lives under the city. The truth of the boy is explained to all of the occupants of the city. However, sometimes the truth is not something that people would readily accept and they leave the town forever.

This story has been discussed and nit picked so much that there are essays longer than the actual story (13 pgs). Each reader has a different view on what happens with to the people, or the meaning that is hidden behind the story.

The idea of other’s happiness being hinged on a scapegoat is not a new concept or even revolutionary. The way that this short story demonstrates the entire city turning a blind eye to the boy simply for their own comfort is very sad. It almost reminds me of how people turn a blind eye to bullies so they don’t turn their attention to anyone else. This story sent chills down my spin and I absolutely love it. This is a story with a strong impact even though it’s short. It’s totally worth a read.