Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist - NO

Dahlquist, Gordon The Different Girl, 230 pgs. Dutton Books (Penguin Group), 2013. Language - PG (7 swears, 0 "f"), Sexual Content - G; Violence - PG; 

Veronika is one of four girls who look, act, and think almost exactly like she does. They live on an island with their two teachers and, while the schedule varies from time to time, nothing truly unexpected happens. Until a new kind of girl washes up on shore after a storm. This new girl--the questions she asks as well as the questions she causes to be asked--changes everything. 

While I was really excited to read this book, I lost that excitement a fourth of the way into the book. I wanted it to be so much cooler than it was. The story was confusing, but I told myself it was only because I was still just starting it. Unfortunately, it didn't get better. The more I read the more I wanted to understand, but all I got was more confusion. I honestly cannot tell you what happened in the last thirty pages of the book when loose ends should been tying up. There was no enjoyment found in reading this book--I'm ready for a new one. 

HS - NO. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

I agree with you completely on this one. I got a copy for free and put it in the library... where it has stayed on the shelf. If you want something fun, try Nielsen's We Are All Made of Molecules. That's the best thing I've read recently-- don't know why I liked it so much!