I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I was the fifth one to read this particular copy. I read it after our trip to machu picchu, and I kinda wishedI thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I was the fifth one to read this particular copy. I read it after our trip to machu picchu, and I kinda wished I had read it before, but am definitely glad I read it still after. Reading it made me want to hike the Inca Trail. It also made me think about things of a religious nature. I enjoyed the authors writing style and basically it was a joy reading this book!...more
I don't generally read too many adult novels. I find that I get too annoyed with the language in them, however a lot of teen novels are going that samI don't generally read too many adult novels. I find that I get too annoyed with the language in them, however a lot of teen novels are going that same way. Yes, I am one of those that still balks at foul language in books. I don't care how "real life" it is, I don't enjoy reading it and find it detracts from the story rather than enhancing it, proving that the author doesn't have as firm a grip on language to have to resort to using the same foul words over and over.
Ok, enough about that. Other than too many F-bombs for my liking (yes, I broke my three f-bomb rule) I actually enjoyed reading this book. But a lot of that could be because it isn't a normal genre that I read. This was, I guess a mystery? I wouldn't know for sure because I don't read many mysteries.
This book is about a woman that rides on a train and has made up a fairy tale life for these two people that live in a house facing the train tracks that is just a few houses down from where she used to live with her ex-husband who cheated on her, then dumped her then married and had a kid with the mistress.
Rachel, the main character that we see most of the story through, is a drunk and is in a bad way with her life. Alcohol has been the cause of her marriage going foul, and of losing her job. When the girl in the house she watches, making fairy tales about, turns up missing, Rachel gets involved trying to figure out what happened. This ends up getting her into big trouble and danger. She isn't a credible witness because of being a drunk, but she is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery of the missing woman.
Throughout the book there are twists and turns that keep you guessing.
Overall I enjoyed the book mainly because it was a nice break from my regular reading list, but I probably wouldn't recommend it as a highly good read to my friends and family. There are much better books out there and unless you are bored with everything else you are reading, you can try this one out. However, I did enjoy the change of pace. :) ...more
I didn't give it a one star only because I finished it. I read this book based on a recommendation somewhere and it seemed to get all these great reviI didn't give it a one star only because I finished it. I read this book based on a recommendation somewhere and it seemed to get all these great reviews. This book was so painful to read. I literally thought I was reading a book written by a 12 year old girl. I was so surprised that it was an older woman that wrote it.
This book could have been interesting by reading the title, but even the title is so misleading. One would imagine that this book would be about multiple (more than two) that belonged to a person named Catori. Well, only one world was actually where the main character was from, and the other world was just a parallel world that is all into being green and saving the planet. Which would be fine except it was just the stupidest story with the least elevated language I have read in a YA novel ever. And the main character was so annoying and lame and boring and seriously uninteresting.
Anyhow, the main character, Catori, is an awkward, weird girl in her world. She is viewed as kind of an outcast. She has two different colored eyes, which is what apparently makes her weird. She is able to see things other people can't. This leads her to take action against some strange shapes which then lands her on a bus heading to another "world". In this other world the story just is so disjointed. She and a girl Miren and a boy, Otsoa are supposed to just look around, teach Catori about being more green and earth friendly to save all the "worlds" but they get separated and the bad guys (who seem vague and ominous and not very well characterized) try to follow them. They end up in the forest and commune with a tree and meet a tree lady named Maka. In the end there is a betrayal, there is a lot of communing with nature and in the end Catori makes it back to her world now aware of a parallel world and her responsibility to make her world more green.
This whole story was just a mess and I seriously didn't enjoy reading it one bit. ...more