Rated of 5
by Suri F. (Durham, NC)
On What Planet Do Others Live?
I am aware that some people love this book. i can't imagine why. I managed to finish the book only because I agreed to review it. The author may have some talent, but she has a lot of work to do.
The plot is complex, to the point of being contrived. Everything else about it is shallow. Characters are sketched without depth. There is little sense of place. Rather than offering descriptions or evoking the feel of a place or person or time, the author simply names a landmark, or a personality or a storm.
I suppose if Nancy Drew is your idea of a good book, have at it.
Additionally, I am deeply offended by the author's glancing references to the Terezin concentration camp, which feels more like a marketing ploy than a plot element.