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Victoria, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

A Skinful of Shadows

This book was quite similar in genre to what I usually read, yet it stands out from the rest. At first glance the setting seemed not to fit the overall feeling of the book, but as I read further I realised it added to Makepeace's character. Her choices affecting the world around her, this time of war a willing metaphor for Makepeace's personal experiences.
Holding ghosts in one's head seems a rather daunting idea at first, but as I progressed through the novel it seemed less and less outlandish. Having companions no one else could see after the whole world had abandoned her must have been the only way for Makepeace to cope with the tragic events in her life.
Overall the distinctive voices of the characters, ghost or not, pulled the story together to a hopeful end.

Posted on: 30th March 2019 at 06:48 pm

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