This was a book club pick - and it is EXCELLENT. Made me cry...a lot.
I've got some nonfiction to get through.....
Loving loving loving this book...
This is a tough little book, much like its leading ladies. It somehow encompasses only one neighborhood in 1930s Sydney, but feels HUGE at the same time. Kelpie and Dymphna are sharp girls full of grit, so different and so similar. I love how the story revolves around them and their strange developing relationship. All of the side characters and history are killer. This book is killer. Oh, and GHOSTS!! 👻
This book has a lot of hype...that I didn't feel it lived up to. The story is...fine, but the writing felt flat and unoriginal. There were many times when the reader was clearly supposed to empathize a certain way with the characters and I just...didn't. It's fine, but overall the book felt pretty mediocre. Also, can we get rid of the "I'm too thin to be beautiful" thing? Bye.
AWESOME. Want something like Goonies, Super 8, or Stranger Things...but with a GIRL GANG? Look no further. Group of girls delivering papers in the 80s gets involved with time travel mayhem and monsters. GOD the art is perfect. I'm really interested to see where this crazy plot goes!
I honestly don't know how to describe this book. It's all about humanity in its different forms, some of it monstrous. Kate and August are strongly written, and the plot is gripping. I do think it's the weakest of V Schwab's books that I've read, but it's still great!