Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Review: Penpal

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A young man is try to piece together a tragic event that happened in his childhood.
That is basically the synopsis for this book and all I really want to give away.
I hadn't heard of this book at all, it was recommended to me by Sarah who was snapchatting me as she was reading it tell me I had to read it because I would love it and she was right
I loved this book. SO MUCH!
This story actually started out as a series on Reddit and through support and kickstarter the author was able to get it published.
Reasons I loved this book: It's creeping, I loved the writing style- it would me my imagination astray. I like the structure of each chapter: he starts off telling you about a memory from his childhood with good detail and it leads to another piece of the puzzle slotting together.
I really enjoyed the way he wrote, it gave me great imagery. It left me wanting more at the end of each chapter.
Now, I've gone on GoodReads and I've read the gripe that some people have with this book- it's not written well, it's all over the place, it's too amateur and in a way I can see where they're coming from but you have to remember this started as something on Reddit! And, as far as I know, the author hasn't had anything else published. I thought this was a great starter novel and for some of you it may not hit the right notes but for me it hit every note. I was so intrigued, I didn't want to skim any sections, it was exciting, it was exhausting!
If you enjoy creepy books, looking for something a little haunting for halloween I would recommend this book.
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  1. Sounds like a good one to read this time of the year and we have to give new authors a chance don't we! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

  2. Sounds an interesting read and nice to hear the author got the necessary support #readwithme