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Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini
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Nov 30, 2011

it was amazing
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Read from December 04 to 07, 2012

This book was incredible! I loved it! Congratulations Kim on getting published! I am so glad to finally have gotten to read this, since my sister stole it from me... LOL. I loved nearly every aspect of the novel, from the writing to the setting- I mean, who couldn't be interested by the Obmil?- to the CHARACTERS to the plot as a whole. I actually wasn't sure how much I liked Elliot at first, and I definitely wasn't sure about puppy-dog Oliver, but as the book progressed I grew to love and understand both of these characters. The story drew me in from the first page. The way the afterlife (the "Obmil") is portrayed in this novel is so unusual and fascinating! The idea that you can travel with certain souls throughout different lives and then must "delve" into your memories and seek a greater understanding of life was so intriguing. I loved the way that the plot unfolded, gently but rapidly at the same time, and how every piece of the plot fit perfectly into place, which is certainly difficult to accomplish. I loved the bird symbolism everywhere... the eagles, the paper cranes, the feather Elliot wore around her neck. AND THE SONG PARALLELISM I mean how can you not love parallelism? Maybe I'm weird. But I adore parallelism, I feel like it makes the reader nostalgic and can bring about a number of emotions in the reader.

Anyway, these are all of the disorganized thoughts I have at the moment, spoiler-free for the most part. I am definitely going to be recommending (demanding my friends read) this book to all of my friends. What a great book! Congrats again, Kim. I hope that you continue to be a successful writer in the future. :D

One more thing. You're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but the cover is gorgeous and fits the book so well. Plus, it matches my room. LOL
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12/04/2012 "Finally starting this! So excited! Stole it from my sister... LOL."

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