Publication date: May 2012
Source: e-book from NetGalley
Things I Liked:
I'm probably the last person in the YA book blogging world to read this book, but I'm so glad I did. I completely fell for Queenie and Maddie and their story. I love how the historical details feel spot on and how beautifully the story is crafted to make you think one way and then throw that out the window later on. I can't exactly put my finger on what makes this such a great story, because it's more than writing and characters. I think it's that when I finished, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I kept wondering about the charaters and putting myself in their shoes and thinking about what happened. I know lots of people when they finish a good book say they want to immediately start it all over again. I have almost never felt that way, but I did for this book. I wanted to read it with new eyes, with the understanding the ending gave me. This is a book with staying power and I really hope it gets some Printz recognition. Wish I could say important Things about it, but I don't think I have that ability.
Things I Didn't Like:
It felt slow at first. The first part, I wondered why everyone thought the story was so fabulous. It was interesting and Queenie had such personality that I was invested, but it didn't feel that amazing. It's all the parts put together that make this book what it is. Just read it already, if you haven't.
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BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
scattered here and there, one f-bomb
there is a war and there is torture
Overall rating: *****
Have you read this? What did you think? If not, why not?
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