Jan 23, 2014

Review | Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams

I was a little weary going into this one because of the last book I read by Williams (Miles from Ordinary) but because of my love of  The Chosen One, I decided it was only fair to give her writing another shot. I was a little shocked when I opened the book and realized it was written in verse, since I hadn't taken a peek inside when I picked it up from the library. I absolutely love books written in verse (when they are done well of course) and dove right in not really knowing what to expect anymore.

I knew Williams to battle tough topics, but again, I didn't know where Glimpse was going  and ended up being caught off a little off guard when I finally began to realize what was happening to Hazel and her sister Lizzie.

While I was able to figure out what was going on, Williams way of bringing forth the events that lead up to Lizzie and Hope's situation still shocked me a bit. I sort of wanted to be wrong, you know? I wanted to not think that something like this could be happening to these two characters that I had learned to like.  Williams writing pulls these kinds of feelings from me when I read her books which have me thinking of them for months afterwards. For this reason alone, I am glad I gave Glimpse a chance even though I had my doubts.

 The story was told so well I wasn't able to put it down until I was done. The vivid details of the atmosphere, of the settings, and of everything in the story made it feel so real and raw for me. It was a very beautiful, sad story that I definitely recommend, especially for those who are fans of verse style stories. This one is definitely a gem that has gone a little unnoticed. 


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