Heartbreaking story told with the most beautiful writing,
This review is from: What I Was (Paperback)
I'm giving this five stars because I was under its spell from the first page to the last and every part of it was sensational. Meg Rosoff's writing is so beautiful, and seems so effortlessly so - there are so many words and sentences that make you want to linger on the page until they are part of you, something you'll never forget. It is quite perfect.
But I was also disappointed. I wanted some moments of real happiness and Rosoff doesn't give us a single uncomplicated one, not a moment where everything comes together. You know, and this is life, but the author has a little say in things. I wished for and waited for further adventures and gushing communication and probably all of that would have been trashy and wrong but it was what I wanted. The worst of all teases - it came with a chapter of another book at the end, so what I thought would be an epilogue was snatched away at the last second.
That doesn't make the book less than five stars good. I think it is one of the best I've ever read.