What if you could have your life over again.
Would it be different?
Tully becomes a hostage when she is abducted from a chemist on Christmas Eve. Her ordeal lasts 24 hours.
Or so she says...
I thoroughly enjoyed this book once I got used to the way it jumped about from memories to current. Although in saying this I was disappointed by the way it suddenly ended leaving so much unwritten.
There were so many hints of what was to come but with the abrupt end we didn't get to see where all the hints go.
I will absolutely read this book again because I did enjoy it and am sure that I have missed bits while I was getting used to the way it had been written.
I find a rather large question mark looming with respect to this story.
The writing style is at once fragmented and disjointed, but at the same time curiously readable. Tully is in a police interview after having appently been kidnapped for a day. It is odd jumping between her thoughts, her Diary and letters etc, and the police interview. However, I got on better after I stopped struggling to make it coherent and just read.
I found the main character (Tully) and her circumstances to be very believable, if somewhat tragic. Her viewpoint regarding herself and others, as well as the development of her romantic interest seemed real and I felt that teenage readers would easily indentify with her. These aspects of the story and her character development were genuinely compelling.
However, the overall premise and the 'twist' (?) at the end seemed contrived and without plausibility or purpose. I found myself seriously wondering what the reader was supposed to get out of this?
If there was a message, I would have to conclude it was a questionable one.
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