Date read: 22 October to 27 October
Rating: 4 stars
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Before I got totally involved with the story, I did note that some of the writing seemed awkward and stiff – primarily the scenes that were supposed to convey how much a boyfriend and girlfriend like each other. They just seemed unnatural and over-the-top and a little sugary, making me want to gag. Amelia felt really unnatural for some reason, for the first parts of her story…maybe because I was subconsciously comparing her to Alaska. However, this is not the kind of book where those mushy scenes crop up a lot…it was mostly near the beginning and eventually as the story settled into itself I didn’t notice any more awkwardness (not to say that there wasn’t any – it’s probably because I was so drawn in by the story).
I loved the interspersed scenes sharing other perspectives, I thought they were really well-written. Especially the passages that elaborate on the connections of a small town, such as when the town’s only other murder is described. Very eerie.
So that’s my two cents…this book was very different from anything I’ve read before, which is something I rarely get to say! Check it out..