How do I put this……This book was very good……..in some parts. Most of the book was very well written--it flowed smoothly, the vocabulary was suited perfectly, it just seemed to…click. In other parts, though, it was a little rough. I felt there were sometimes too many plot lines that were left a little unfinished or were tied up in a rush……like the “last three pages” rush. It’s like Combs had a set number of pages she was going to write and she just quit after she hit that number. I also felt that some of the story was kind of irrelevant, like it was just a filler—there was a stint that talked about coal mining that wasn’t relevant in the end and the whole butterfly thing was kind of pointless. I just felt like Combs could have used that space to better develop the ending. Beforeyou give up on this book, though—there was plenty of good things, too. The secondary characters—Calvin, Chloe, Mason—were wonderful. They had so much personality and uniqueness that it was impossible not to fall in love with them. The book was also very informed—Combs definitely is well-versed in many things, including literature, mythology, and vocabulary. I feel as if I came off more knowledgeable than I started. The verdict? Three out of five stars for me!
“Yeah, well. Truth is stranger than fiction, people…..The magic, though? The magic is what stayed.”
I would recommend this book for ages ten and up for some expletives that are scattered throughout. Other than that, nothing to worry about.
Gloria though she knew it all…until she didn’t. Will her months stay at the Mason College turn her entire future on its head—or will she come out more hurt than before?