"Most Realistically Written!"
Genre: Fiction - Young Adult
Rating: Good, but not perfect.
What is the book about?
The book is about Molly, a girl who is devastated when her mother dies. When her Dad sends her to live with her grandparents until he sorts things out at home, she tries to run away. In the darkness, she meets a mysterious stranger who turns out to be a God come to help her. But the Holly King wants to kill him, and Molly is determined to save him somehow.
How does the title relate to the story?
The book has a very interesting idea behind it. The story starts in the monsoon, when everything seems gloomy and Molly is heartbroken, but gradually progresses into summer, when things get more hopeful. Also, the story is about how the changing seasons aren't all they seem.
Which 3 things really stand out about this story?
1. The writing style. The author wrote the book in such a way that you feel as though you are experiencing the story yourself, first-hand.
2. One thing I didn't like about the story was that although it had some content suitable for Young Adults and adolescents, the writing style was kind of babyish.
3. This book is a cross between fantasy and contemporary realistic fiction.
Who was your favorite character?
Molly was my favorite character because she was dreamy, loved to read, and was lonely, like me. She was also the main character of the story.
Which scene did you absolutely love or absolutely hate?
I absolutely loved the scene in which Molly dances with the God of Summer. The way the author decribed it, it felt so magical.
What would you change about the story?
I would remove the genre for Young Adults because I don't think Young Adults would be interested in this sort of story. If this content were removed, children would absolutely love it.
What type of reader is this book appropriate for?
People who like to dream and who like magic will certainly like the book.
Is this book appropriate for people 13 years old and under?
Any other comments?
Yes. This book depicts one little girl getting over her sorrow and moving on in life. I liked this a lot. I think this book will empower, help, and inspire a lot of people to hold on to their hope through thick and thin.
About the Reviewer
Why did you decide to read this book?
I came across this book when I was browsing at my favorite bookstore. When I read the summary on the back of the book I was interested, so I sat down to read a bit of it and finished five chapters in the bookshop before I realized the time! So I bought the book, since I badly wanted to finish it.
What is one of your favorite books?
Kiara by Megan Scoma
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