The Loopy Librarian, July 20, 2014 (view all comments by The Loopy Librarian)
I’ll be haunted by this story for quite some time. The narration sets a tone of fear and despair. Immediately, the reader is thrown into the desperate, frantic situation of a mother on the run with her two daughters. The characters have been brainwashed and this fact is exhibited in their thoughts and actions making them very creepy and disturbing. Even so, Amity’s humanity and Sorrow’s anger show through as does the level of their mother’s desperation and ultimately, her hope. But, the horror never truly leaves, giving the reader an unsettling experience. Booklist gave it a starred review, and while this is outside my usual genre, I’d have to agree.
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