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The Darkness Between The Stars by Julie Burtinshaw
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Nov 14, 2011

bookshelves: could-not-finish, ya-fiction, read-in-2011

The tactic of telling the story from the present then jumping to the past, to the kind of past, to the present, and back to the past didn't work because there was never an emotional thrust, there was not a character arc, and there were so few clues to the reader about what was present and past. That's less an issue in the story and more when it comes to the random diary entries meant to be the window into Kate. The third person doesn't help the story, either.

I found the writing weak and characters shells of what they could be. Tenses weren't quite consistent, either. I found it hard to navigate the writing, let alone the story.

On the plus side, I got to spend a moment with a loonie.

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