While this novel provided some closure to the characters' stories, the latter half of it felt too rushed, as if the author was trying to cram as much as she could into the novel without going into any detail, especially in Whitney's case (even though her story was perhaps the most tedious, which was fitting for such an insipid, vacuous character).
In addition, Eden's story was intriguing, but tainted by the excessive emphasis on the allegedly curative power of pure and true love. As I said in a criticism of 'IMPULSE', Hopkins treats love in her novels as the magic cure to all problems, which is downright absurd, and a recklessly deluded message to send, especially to any younger readers.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 4643 KB
- Print Length: 529 pages
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (3 November 2015)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TBKYLTG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 144 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #426,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)