Matthew, King Edward VI Grammar School
This is an interesting new novel with a plotline that quickly descends into madness. There are obvious clues along the way and the story is cut short as we do not see the aftermath. Wolk has written an engaging book that was hard to put down.
The plot starts off slowly but quickly thickens while her descriptive style is entrancing. Her characters leap off the page, but sometimes the storyline does not seem realistic while the overall idea is interesting. Annabelle never manages to finish her point at the end and it feels like the whole thing was planned and there were too many coincidences.
The setting is perfect while the 1940s setting is a bit lost in this timeless piece. Echoing an American Farming activity where it was all hand or animal labour the book echoes something we barely hear of and this is felt well.
Wolk has written an interesting piece that is a lesson in descriptive writing and we can make our own opinions, which creates an immersive experience which I will recommend.
Posted on: 18th May 2017 at 09:11 pm
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