Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Finnikin of the Rock
Although a magical barrier is very, well, magical, the conditions people face on both sides of the wall are heartbreakingly realistic. Finnikin struggles with trying to find a new place for his people, while still holding out hope that they can go home. The descriptions of the camps and the living conditions are heartrending. And yet you hold onto that thin thread of hope that weaves its way through the story.
Marchetta has a sequel coming out, due to be published in less than two weeks! I only hope it can live up to my exceedingly high expectations.