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I think this was a nice book, but not a great book
31 August 2016
Overall, I think this was a nice book, but not a great book. I did quite appreciate that the event itself was not portrayed as hugely dramatic (though it was traumatic), but still had such significant impacts on the lives of the characters. Also, the way development of a child is shown as the character of an adult is really impressive. However, I think the backstories for the characters were a bit polarised, particularly compared to the authors other books so I found it a bit difficult to relate to the characters in this book. Further, I don't think one of the characters was explored enough to explain his background (Vid), especially considering that he was one of the main characters. I also felt as though there were a few too many monologues, which made the middle a bit dry and had me flicking through a couple of pages to move the story along.