Author: Valerie Thomas
Published: October 31/14
Genre: YA contemporary
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The characters in this novel definitely got on my nerves. I understand a character or two not being well adjusted to society, but the entire cast being in the same boat was a bit much for me.
The dialogue in this novel was its saving grace. Thomas has nailed teenage slang, etc. The flow of the dialogue was very natural, allowing you to feel like you were experiencing an actual conversation between the characters. That said, the narrative was choppy and stilted. I found it hard to stay involved in the story between conversations.
Personally, I don’t feel that Indie novels should be judged on a different scale from those traditionally published. Originality, editing, and approachability of characters definitely could use some work in this one.