Monday, January 12, 2015
There are times when authors write in the voice of a younger person and it's a complete fail. Whether because of not really understanding how someone of a given age would think/speak or they struggle to write for the opposite gender. I found no such problems in this story.
There is an innocence to the story that fits the ages of the main characters very well. Quintal does what I appreciate most in an author, and that is to throw me a curve ball. Young love, intrigue, danger. It's all there. And trust me, the curve ball will have your head spinning. This is a short story that went far too quickly for me. I've read it several times and have enjoyed it just as much the last time as I did the first time.
The story is well written though I felt the lack of contractions in the dialog made the conversations a bit stilted. It made the conversations feel more formal than I've heard come from any teenager. Overall a good read. I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. 3 stars
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