- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 642 KB
- Print Length: 266 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc. (15 Feb. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BMHF62M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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This novel has the kind of juice to it you hope for from a promising first novel. The characters, especially Paige, are complex without being inaccessible. They feel solid. Real. Ms. VanDenbergh paints a quirky but believable tableau of characters and place. A wry humor sweetens Paige's serious struggles and those of her new friends. And there were parts of the book when that humor provoked out-loud laughing.
I wanted to know what happened to Paige. I wanted to see how she dealt with what her previous choices in life (or perhaps her lack of making choices in her life). I was afraid at first that she would turn out to be a character we would pity but Ms. VanDenbergh avoided that sort of simplicity. Her character were shaped not just by the luck of their lives but by their own choices and the author holds them responsible. That made me really care about these characters and this book. I wanted to see how they did, good or bad. And, as the book progress, even made me want to go for a run myself.
These are the major questions that the author sets up for her character, and through an engrossing series of actions and vividly sketched characters, the author makes the character--and the reader--consider each one carefully. It was an extremely enjoyable and thought-breaking book experience!