Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Dissonance by Erica O'Rourke - OPTIONAL

O’Rourke, Erica  Dissonance (Dissonance, #1), 484 pgs.  Simon and Schuster, 2014.  $10.99  Content: Language: R (50 swears; 1 “F”); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG.   

Every time people make a decision another dimension branches off creating an "echo" of what might have been. Del can walk among the dimensions, but isn't supposed to interact with the people there, but she breaks that rule and starts a relationship with her crush (Simon) from the real world.  Del knows she shouldn’t see Simon in the echoes, so she tries to avoid him, but he shows up in all the echoes.  The world of Walkers (Del’s people) are working hard to fight against a major rift in the echoes that is starting to affect the real world, and Del and her sister try to help.  

This is a creative world and it’s easy to understand and move around in.  The main character has spunk and her character growth is great.  My issues with the book are the token “F” word and Del goes from making out with Simon to willing to sleep with him quite fast.  It’s between advisable and optional, but I think its length will discourage a lot of readers.   

HS-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.   

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