After reading the first page of this book I had several thoughts.
The first was, ‘Oh crap.’
The second was, ‘What the hell is she talking about?’
The third was, ‘I’m going to have to read this during the day because if I read it at night it will put me to sleep and/or confuse me.’
But after I got past the first few pages and was introduced to some actual characters I was slightly less confused. And then after Silas started having what I would call ‘really shitty luck,’ I was way more interested. And much less likely to fall asleep.
Though it did still put me to sleep a few nights.
If I were to summarize this book for you, you would think it was either depressing or cheesy, or maybe both.
Instead let me say it this way: Silas had some really shitty luck. And then he started a new life, and had even more shitty luck, and it was very sad.
But then he adopts an orphan and raises her and everyone is very happy, and his shitty luck is reversed and the people who caused his shitty luck? In the end, they get theirs: i.e. death or crushing guilt/regret or obliteration.
It’s really quite uplifting in the end. But not in an overly-cheesy, girlie-movie kind of way.
Okay, maybe a little bit cheesy.
Verdict: It took me a little while to get into this book but in the end I was so! happy! for Silas that I may have actually gotten a little choked up. But I would never admit it, because that would be lame. As lame as still using the word ‘lame’ in 2011.
BAWC Total Books Read: 25
BAWC Total Pages Read: 7325