Megan's Reviews > Dicey's Song
by Cynthia Voigt (Goodreads Author)
Without Homecoming, I can see that this book would lose some of its weight. But as a sequel, I found it fantastic and just as compelling. (Perhaps reading the two back to back helped that feeling.) Dicey is a great character, and there are still so many unanswered questions and avenues yet to be explored in her life. I can't wait to read more of the series.
I often find that I'm most excited about a book just after I finish it, and then my excitement cools. We'll see if that happens here. Usually, I want my highest rated books to be ones that have sticking power with me. They're typically full of interesting characters and plot, but also have powerful life lessons, compelling and extraordinary writing, and one-liner quotations that ring true and beg to be copied down or underline. They're the books I mark up and add notes to in the margins. But sometimes I read books that, while not leading me to mark them, are still wonderful reads and have many of, if not all, the elements I'm looking for. With these books, I often second guess my first reactions and rate them lower than I initially feel. Perhaps it shouldn't be that way. With that in mind, I'll just say that this feels like a five-star book to me now, and perhaps the initial reaction should be the best one from which to judge.