Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary.
Year Of Publication: 28th December 2017
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Pages: 272 (Paperback)
My rating: 2.5/5
“Because sometimes okay is enough.”
Malin is fifteen years old and she isn’t your average teenager.
She sees the world differently, but soon she’ll uncover things about herself and her family that’ll leave her speechless.
How will she cope with the harsh realities of life and death?
Will her innocent outlook on life be forever shattered or will it help shield her from the dark realities that surround her…
“Because everyone screws up sometimes. One way or another.”
This book is written in a very simple, matter-of-fact way.
We’re able to see the world through Malin’s eyes and thus, her POV is representative of the ways in which a child reacts to their surroundings, and I really liked how unique it was.
While there were numerous plot twists throughout the book, I can’t understand why most of the details were glossed over…
especially the part about her parents….
I mean I understand that this is a YA book but I still felt that there was a pressing need to flesh out the details regarding most of what was revealed towards the end.
How am I supposed to accept things without having the main character deal with the repercussions of the choices that were made.
I wasn’t okay with how calm Malin was when things came out – she was upset but still not as upset as one would hope.
Maybe this was her defence mechanism trying to protect her from the harsh realities of the truth, but I can’t really say for sure.
I can only assume that this was so…
Nevertheless, I would’ve liked more character development, the end seemed very rushed and predictable and I think that could’ve been improved upon.
Even though this book didn’t live up to my high expectations, I’m still going to read more of Linni Ingemundsen’s work in the future because I really loved how honest her voice was throughout the book, I just hope the plot is more developed next time.
I wish her Good Luck in all her future endeavours!
*I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.