It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
I can't say I liked Helen, the main character, much.
Britt-Marie is the latest literary curmudgeon, following after Ove and Eleanor Oliphant.
This barely drudges up the suspense and primality of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.
Pride is a fantastic modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a flirtation of characters who are richer, and those who are poorer.
Wintry and stormy books of atmosphere and dread to read this fall and winter
Who knew mummy brown was actually, at one point, made of real ancient Egyptian mummies...
I was a little jealous of Allegra's chance to make as much money as she does right out of school, while living in NYC, and "living the dream." But like anything, once you take a look under the surface, things are anything but a dream.
This was a pleasant middle grade read! Though the premise, strange old ghost-like creature controlling scarecrows, seems ordinary, the writing made the book.
3 stars “A wall, after all, isn’t just about keeping others out. It can also be for trapping people inside.”