Friday, February 6, 2015
Review: Another Little Piece
“Confession is good for the soul, they say. I'd imagine this is true. But my sins were too convoluted. And from the little I understand--too damning.”
Title: Another Little Piece
Author: Kate Karyus Quinn
Publication Date: June 11, 2013
Where to find: Goodreads / Amazon
I really struggled with what I wanted to say about this book and that is not because I did not enjoy it, the opposite really. It was unlike what I was expecting. I expected a thrilling contemporary book about a missing girl who returns with amnesia. Instead I got a book that had paranormal elements as well. I really think people should go into this book with little to no expectations or idea of what the story entails. I think this book is one that you need to go into blind about the plot and characters.
I absolutely loved Kate’s writing style, she really pulled you into the story and got you hooked. The story was told through the present, the past, and poems. At times it could be confusing when we went to a flashback, but I soon quickly picked up on the flip. The poems throughout the book were also great little glimpses into Annaliese’s life prior to the “accident”. The best part about the writing for me was how quickly we could go from normal typical contemporary to crazy, what just happened there. It really added to the overall feeling of the book. I also loved how it was the mom and the dad not mom and dad. To Anna these people were strangers not her parents. Even though it was something small it really added to the overall feeling of the book.
My only real issue with this book was the rushed ending. It was all building up to Anna’s 18th birthday and what she was going to do. Then the last 30 pages were action packed with her choice and the consequences. However, I liked that the ending was mostly wide open. We have an idea of what will become of the characters but not concretely.
This is a short review but that is not because the book was not enjoyable, it is because I do not want to give away too much about the plot of this book. Overall, though this is a great read if you want some contemporary with twists and some paranormal aspects. And let me be clear this book is weird, strange, and at times incredibly bizarre, but still so unique and wonderfully written. You can tell that Kate was very particular and careful when she wrote this. I also now want to get Kate's other book (Don't You) Forget About Me.
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Let me know in the comments if you have read the book or plan to read it!