2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

REVIEW for The Day Before

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada AGAIN! for being so kind and sending me this book.

TITLE:                     The Day Before

AUTHOR:               Lisa Schroeder

GENRE:                  YA (in verse)

RATING:                3 Stars

I had never read a book written in verse before and because this storyline sounded so great, I thought this would be the perfect time to start.

First, I have to say that this book has been reviewed by many, many readers (and bloggers) and has gotten some rave reviews. Having said that, I am having a difficult time reviewing this book because, well - frankly, I don't really the "verse" approach.

It felt to me that I had to work doubly hard in order to imagine a progressive storyline. Maybe this is how my brain works, but I like to read a linear story.  When you are reading verse - you have to stop and imagine it in bits and pieces (it felt like to me) and this seriously removed the fun for me.

Also, I have to mention that the two main characters, which I actually enjoyed because of their attitude of living one day in gratitude and contentement (love that idea), were living, at the same time in a very dark world of their own.  I wanted to feel hope as I was reading this book, but I just could not get there.  In fact, I felt a little blah after I was done - which is not what I want to feel after reading a novel.

As I said, this one was a tough one for me because I suspect that the book is much better than I give it credit for as I just don't believe I am the right target audience.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I tried a book in verse on audio and it didn't work for me at all. I do want to try one in print to see if it works better for me. Sorry this didn't work for you.

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