Friday, November 07, 2014

A new student review of The Fog of Forgetting by Genevieve Morgan

MezokaCapturer65 posted a new student review of The Fog of Forgetting by Genevieve Morgan. See the full review.

Although not very challenging contextually, this book was fun and light hearted, but still found good moments of seriousness that kept it from being just a simple book through and through.  This book is very focused on the power of nature and the power of the circle of life with the element of daylights.  I think that the element of daylights added a lot to the story, showing how the children are all similar in some ways, like in their intellect and their emotions, and also how they are different. The concept of magic was well handled in this book, with it being distributed among a few individuals rather than being given out or all over the place, which could make a story like this less believable, within context.  One thing that I thought could use some work was the way that the narrator transitions between the thoughts of each character, sometimes several times per chapter.  It seems somewhat disorganized and can make it difficult in some places to remember which character thinks what because of all the back and forth.  Another thing is that events seem to come and go very quickly in this book.  In some places it adds to the urgency of the situations and makes the story fast paced, but in others it seems like more details should have been added.  An example would be a few of the times that the children are traveling alone, and a few days pass by within a page or less.  It just seems like there should be more to them, since traveling is such a prevalent theme in the story overall.  This book definitely made me feel a few years younger and was good at making me recall my feelings and experiences back in that time. I would recommend this to young adults with a taste for stories involving magic and mystery, and to anyone who wants to feel young again.