June 1, 2013

The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist : Book Review

Rating: 1/5 stars
Summary (via goodreads)Four nearly identical girls on a desert island. An unexpected new arrival. A gently warped near future where nothing is quite as it seems.

Veronika. Caroline. Isobel. Eleanor. One blond, one brunette, one redhead, one with hair black as tar. Four otherwise identical girls who spend their days in sync, tasked to learn. But when May, a very different kind of girl—the lone survivor of a recent shipwreck—suddenly and mysteriously arrives on the island, an unsettling mirror is about to be held up to the life the girls have never before questioned.

Sly and unsettling, Gordon Dahlquist’s timeless and evocative storytelling blurs the lines between contemporary and sci-fi with a story that is sure to linger in readers’ minds long after the final page has been turned.
Review: When I picked up this book at thelibrary, I was a little hesitant to read it. The summary does not really give a summary of the main plot. I had really high hopes for this book and I was disappointed. I did not understand the main plot of the book and I did not understand the premise of the book. There was no character development and the imagery was so poor I couldn't form an image in my head. I am very disappointed and if you have similar book taste, don't waste 2 hours of your life reading this book.

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