Wednesday, March 26, 2014

No Alligators in Sight by Kirsten Feldman

Title:  No Alligators in Sight
Author:  Kirsten B. Feldman
Published:  November 25th 2013 by KBFeldman Books
Length:  232pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  coming of age fiction
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In this coming of age novel, Lettie and Bert squeak by in a tiny town on Cape Cod, one parent an alcoholic and the other absent. After a string of bad decisions on Lettie’s part, their father ships them to their barely remembered mother for the summer, where they will learn hard lessons about themselves, their family, and their future by way of the Florida swamp. Throughout Lettie keeps her biting humor flowing, her razor-sharp pen at the ready, and her eye on her quest for a “normal” life.

My Review:

I love the way that Feldman presents her story. Her writing is approachable and fun, melding with her storyline. This is an in depth and intelligent novel. This author’s writing makes the story easy to visualize without literally painting a picture for you. The story is heartfelt and personal, making it really easy to get into. It is also an emotionally engaging tale, keeping you coming back for more. Feldman also had me laughing out loud more than once with this one.

The characters in this novel are so real and natural that you can’t help but get to know them intimately. I really appreciated the various dialects that are found in the dialogue. It helps the minor characters stand out from one another. It also adds a great deal of diversity to the cast.

Overall, this story is well put together and written. It was vivid and intense without being in your face. Feldman brings the perfect amount of snark to coming of age and to bring her characters to life. This was an intriguingly captivating novel.

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  1. Great review! No Alligators in Sight looks like a fantastic book. My TBR pile is growing!

  2. I happen to be raising a pre-teen at the moment and that fills my life with snarkiness. I love my daughter, but it's difficult to keep from sending her to Timbuktu. Great review and another great giveaway!

  3. This looks like it'd be a great read for teens or anyone of any age! I reside in Arkansas. My daughter would probably enjoy reading it, also!