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Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott
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Apr 12, 12

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Read on April 12, 2012

I'm surprised by the low score of Ms Elliot's "Ship of Souls". I enjoyed D's historical adventure in Brooklyn.

Elliot's strength is her characterizations of D (for Dmitri), his new friends, Keem and Nyla, and the people he comes in contact as he experiences a strange phenomenon in a park in Brooklyn and his brush with souls who want to move on.

The strength is very much in how D and his friends defy stereotype and come off as very real teenagers who are not of the cardboard media invented type.

That said, the story is rushed. It would have been nice if Elliot had slowed it down to let Keem and Nyla get to know D better. The action scenes are good but again, it would have benefitted the story if it had been slowed down a little to build up the suspense.

But overall, I enjoyed it. It was lean and straightforward. Closer to a 4-star than a 3-star so I'm giving it a 4-star.
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