2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge

Tina has read 2 books toward her goal of 40 books.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

REVIEW for Rose Sees Red


















Another huge thank you goes out to Nikole at Scholastic for sending me this book.

TITLE:               Rose Sees Red

AUTHOR:         Cecil Castellucci

GENRE:           YA
RATING:         3 Stars


This is the second book I have read by this author and frankly, I found myself having the same dilemna with this one as I did with Beige - while the writing is okay, I find myself feeling as though the entire book is just "fair". 

It seems as though the book starts off really well, but then, I find myself disconnecting a little bit, although, in the case of this book, I know it is because it is set in 1982 - which may be the issue -I normally like to read stories based on today's timeline.

I also found this book to be a bit outlandish - and difficult to swallow - up to a point.  There are Russians involved and a backstory that feels improbable to me.

As I said, the writing is nice - the pacing is fine and I like that the author uses down to earth prose - not the overly blown up prose that some authors seem to feel they need to make their stories interesting.

Still, I just found myself not engaging or buying this storyline all that much.

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I don't mind a book set in the recent past, so I might enjoy this one more than you did.

Beverly said...

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