Friday, 16 September 2016
Chasing Forgiveness by Neal Shusterman : Book Review
I did not know until just over halfway through this book that it was based on a true story. From that I'm shocked. Not because of the story by any means I mean I'm not naive I know this shit happens all the time. However it just kind of stunned me that I hadn't known that or that it wasn't on the cover...
I finished this book a few minutes ago and if I'm honest I didn't really like it. I just found it to be boring and no real story line to it. It jumped through time periods like there was no tomorrow and therefore I felt as if the story didn't have time to develop and neither did the characters.
This book is told in there perspective of Preston who's mum was murdered by his dad when he was 12. It talks about the few months and days leading up to this happening and then when Preston is 14 and how he and his family are coping with their loss.
I appreciated the writing as it was of course meant to be told and written for the most part as a 14 year old boy would which in this case was done pretty well I feel. However I feel Preston and his brother and all the main characters were very repetitive with their personalities and their actions and words and it was just boring...
Posted by Chloe at 02:05