Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Clearing

Title: The Clearing
Author: Heather Davis
Genre: YA Fiction
Page Count: 228
Why I read it: received review copy
Grade: D

Amy, a sixteen-year-old recovering from an abusive relationship, moves to the country to start a new life with her aunt–all she wants is for everything to be different. In the clearing at the back of Aunt Mae’s property, she makes an amazing discovery—Henry, a boy stuck in the endless summer of 1944. Henry and his world become Amy’s refuge and she begins to learn that some moments are worth savoring. But when the past and present come crashing together, both of them must find the courage to face what is meant to be, even if it means losing each other forever.

My review:
I didn't care for this one. It may have worked a lot better as a short story, because there just didn't seem to be enough here to fill a whole book (even though the book itself is quite short). It felt like nothing was really happening, and there just wasn't a whole lot of plot.

I didn't connect with the main character, or any other character actually. Well, I did like her aunt Mae, but we really weren't given a whole lot of character information about anyone except Amy and to a point, Henry.

Although this book is very short, it took me a long time to read, so I can't say that it's a quick read, either. This one just wasn't for me, even though I did like the ending.

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