Had an interesting time listening to this in audio format. I mean, I was sketching and coloring like demon-possessed by the last third in.
Characterization-wise, creepy dolls are creepy (though it's a nice zig-zagging there), cool old ladies are awesome, and the friendship aspects were beautiful.
That arm-bursting scene! My God *shudder*
And it was sad and tragic as all hell. La lotería indeed. But who wants such balls to align as these
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