Thursday, 23 April 2015

Guest Review Amber: As I Wake

As I Wake
 September 15th 2011
 Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages: 269
Rough estimate of time it took to read: 20 (Over a weeks period)
Source: Gifted by Kirsty (Because she also hated it, and she likes to pass on the torture, and she's probably evil eyeing me whilst setting this up) Yes, yes I am.

Ava is welcomed home from the hospital by a doting mother, lively friends, and a crush finally beginning to show interest. There's only one problem: Ava can't remember any of them - and can't shake the eerie feeling that she's not who they say she is.

Ava struggles to break through her amnesiac haze as she goes through the motions of high-school life, but the memories that surface take place in a very different world, where Ava and familiar-faced friends are under constant scrutiny and no one can be trusted. Ava doesn't know what to make of these visions, or of the boy who is at the center of them all, until he reappears in her life and offers answers . . . but only in exchange for her trust.

Well I don't know what to think of this book. It's complicated. On one hand the main character was interesting to follow. But on the other, the storyline was so scattered it made the entire book difficult to read. Although there are parts where the plot is good and strong, the majority of the book felt rushed and confusing. It's really messed with my mind this book and it kills me to say this but... over all when thinking about the entire book - story - plot - layout - characters ect ect, I have to say I don't like it. And i really wish I did for Ava's story sake.