Saturday, January 15, 2011
There are a number of thoughts I would like to share about this novel.
First, it was very good. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. The story was interesting, unusual, and quite addictive. I enjoyed the different points of view and the characters themselves were very likable.
However, there were a few things that I didn't like about this book.
It seemed soooo cheesy. For a book with such a unique subject, it seemed like things were almost too easily solved. It was too convenient, and I wish there had been some sort of twist to make things more complicated.
The ending: also cheesy. The book had great potential, but at the end it read more like a life lesson than the ending of a novel. I do realize that any great novel needs to have some sort of lesson built in, but this one just seemed way too blatant.
Based on these thoughts, I can't say that this book was one of my favorites. It was definitely a page turner, but the idea could have been carried out in a much more interesting and less preachy way. Overall, it was worth the read but I do advise to approach with caution.