Plot: Excellent pacing and effective foreshadowing are among this novel's strengths. And while there are some problems with transitions, the story strengths are greater than its weaknesses.
Prose: The voice is emotional and sympathetic; there are some charming turns of phrase.
Originality: While the novel covers many familiar issues, the author puts an interesting spin on things and this gives the story a fresh feel.
Character Development: The characters—primary and secondary—are well rendered and believable. However, the narrator's voice is very much like that of the main protagonist.
Date Submitted: April 19, 2018