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Seeing Through Stones by Rajdeep Paulus
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Feb 27, 2014

it was amazing

Seeing Through Stones is a powerful sequel to Swimming Through Clouds. A hard but hopeful follow-up that separately follows Talia and her younger brother Jesse as they face their own demons and struggle to embrace an uncertain future.

Just because Talia is now in a safe house doesn't mean things are settled for her. Doubts and dangers won't leave her alone, and she faces some very difficult decisions. And meanwhile, Jesse is out on the streets, alternately chasing independence and revenge. Both make new relationships and try desperately not to lose hope for the good ones they've had to let go of for a time.

As for Lagan, Talia's "Post-It Prince"...oh, how I adore him! His character, although only allowed brief page time, has a presence that permeates the story with sweet security and joy.

Author Rajdeep Paulus has a vivid, fragmented, and beautiful way with the English language. The reading experience for this series isn't always smooth in terms of both painful content and unconventional syntax, but it's striking and poignant and captivating. Seeing Through Stones is a gripping story of perseverance, new perspectives, and finding freedom.
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Rajdeep Paulus
“So...are you into stars?" she asks, and I swear I see one falling in her eyes.”
Rajdeep Paulus, Seeing Through Stones

Rajdeep Paulus
“It was the character's job that swung my heart. He was a dentist who fell in love with a girl with crooked teeth." Nahida smiles, her eyes glistening. "He didn't try and fix her. In the story, he just loved her.”
Rajdeep Paulus, Seeing Through Stones

Reading Progress

February 27, 2014 – Shelved
February 27, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
January 11, 2015 – Started Reading
January 20, 2015 –
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January 21, 2015 – Finished Reading

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