Georgia, Sir John's Shadowers
One main thing that struck me about this book was the parallels to 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. In a way, I thought this was a good thing (To Kill a Mockingbird being a great classic), but it is also quite hard to live up to it in a sense.
Like To Kill a Mockingbird, it had a developed narrative voice of a young girl and also other characters who were well described through their actions. I didn't find it at all difficult to keep track of these characters and felt as if they really fit in to their little world around them.
It was in this way as well that I thought it similar to 'To Kill a Mockingbird', with the suburban town that was really its own little bubble. This gave a sense of the time setting as it was before towns and cities really began to be interconnected, and also added to the intensity of the book as it could really be a town against one person. This lack of diversity was also reminiscent of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', but in a different way. It did address issues like war and prejudice but without feeling too far-fetched.
The writing, although perhaps not particularly memorable, did flow easily and it didn't feel like an effort to read. Wolf Hollow was not a life changing book but one I felt was worth reading.
Posted on: 10th June 2017 at 11:48 am
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