Sunday, May 3, 2015

Review: Where You End by Anna Pellicioli

Where You End
by Anna Pellicioli 
Young Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.04
Published by: Flux 
Published on: June 8, 2015
Pages: 312
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Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Miriam Feldman was always attracted to the artists, the musicians, the boys who wore broken-down cardigans. Boys like Elliot. Their relationship was intense, passionate, all consuming. When they were together, Miriam knew who she was, in the way you can only know when you're deeply in love. But then it ended, and Miriam had to move on. Even after Elliot started seeing someone else. Even after she impulsively destroyed a priceless work of art. Even after she was blackmailed by the mystery girl who saw her do it. After all this, Miriam had to go on with her life. If only she knew how.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: Some parts of this book I'd give a 4; others a 2. There were certain parts that were really jumpy and fragmented. I had to reread to figure out what had happened. It kind of bugged me. 

However, having said that. I thought for the most part the writing was great. I enjoyed her writing style other than the fragmented sections. 

The book is not a romance novel. I love romance, but it was nice for a change to read a book where romance wasn't the focus. So if you like books that don't focus on romances, then pick this one up. 

I thought that Pellicioli did a great job with getting into her character's head. I didn't really like Miriam as a character. But I did like reading about her. The story was interesting. 

The Characters: Miriam is depressed. She loved and lost. Now, she's just lost. This book is about her journey to self-discovery. I thought the writer did a great job at portraying her, but I had a hard time connecting with her. 

"Paloma" was a mysterious character. She intrigued me. I loved her interactions with Miriam. I don't feel like we ever got to know much about her. However, I did like this character. Like Miriam, she was very complex, but I liked her. 

All of the other characters felt a little bit one-dimensional to me. 

Major Strengths: Interesting plot and theme. I thought the writer crafted a great story. I enjoyed her writing style for the most part. 

Major Weaknesses: At times, the writing felt really choppy and fragmented. That was a major weakness in my mind. 

So why 3 stars? Some parts were a 4 and some were a 2. That averages at a 3. The major fault was the fragmentation of the novel.

Warnings/Side-notes: For 15+. I can't remember exactly what happened in the story as far as language goes. However, I feel like in general 15+ would be a good limit. 

The Wrap-up: An interesting read that was different from other books I've read in the genre. It stood out of the crowd. However, it was definitely a little bit too choppy for me in certain places. 
Love,

Danica Page

2 comments:

  1. I struggle with jumpy/fragmented, so thanks for letting me know about that.
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen at YA Romantics

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    1. If you don't like jumpy novels or fragmented ones, then I probably wouldn't recommend this one to you. Thanks for stopping by.

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