CJ - So, you wanna play with magic?
Feb 04, 09
fans of french fiction, fans of Good books, Chocolat/Harris fnas
Read in February, 2009
If Chocolat was Dark Chocolate with a creamy milk chocolate filling then The Girl with No Shadow is a Dark Chocolate truffle with a smooth creamy finish.
"The Girl..." is not a simple tale. It's a complex tale that mirrors life and the way we interact with each other, the things we choose not to see, the choices we make because we believe them to be right and the ultimate decision of getting back to that place within yourself that truly represents who you are.
It's about love, vengeance, family, longing, truths and half-truths, growing up and expanding. To me the story is a darker and sadder tale than it's predecessor and while it ends on a realistic enough note, it doesn't completely satisfy you. When you're finished with this story you realize that the journey is never ending and while life is never about an ending that is given to you in a neat little bow, it is about making your own magic and being happy with what you have.
I leave it up to you to finish and try to decipher my meanings. I'm in love with this book (I'm biased because I love Joanne Harris) and if you've read Chocolat then you will appreciate this book.