The Girl in the Wall by Daphne Benedis-Grab
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh. I was torn between giving this book four stars or five stars.
Here are my reasons for five stars:
1. The plot was TOTALLY engaging from page one.
2. I couldn't put it down; I read it in one sitting.
Here are my reasons for four stars:
1. I had trouble telling the difference between the two main characters' voices. Sometimes I had to flip back to the chapter heading to see which girl was talking to me.
2. When the gardener was introduced, for some reason I pictured his as a 50-year-old man. That could have been my own filter, but I guess I've never seen a teenage gardener living and working on an estate ... but I guess I've never actually lived on an estate ... or even visited one. ha. So that issue confused me for several pages.
3. I didn't like the title or the cover. Both made me assume the book was about a girl held captive ... which in a sense I suppose she was ... and she was in a wall. ... so maybe never mind ...
But I think the fact that I could not put this book down earns it five stars.
There is a lot of violence (gun violence, primarily). So if that's not for you, don't pick up this book. The language was pretty clean, and there wasn't any sex (that I remember).
I look forward to reading more books by this author!
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