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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Review: Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams

Glimpse
by Carol Lynch Williams

Published by: Simon & Schuster
Released on: June 22, 2010
Hardcover
484 Pages
Rating: 5/5








    I have found myself falling head over heels in love and exceptionally addicted to novels in verse lately. I've had  Glimpse on my wish list for quite some time and finally bought it. The synopsis appealed to me and Carol Lynch Williams has delivered such a powerful, emotional, and incredibly engaging novel.  

   We learn that Hope's life isn't that wonderful but it hasn't been all that bad either. Having her sister Lizzie to connect and bond with over the years has really made a huge impact in her life. Everything was as good as could possibly be until the day that Hope walked into the room, looking at Lizzie holding a gun to her head and about to take her life.

   Instantly, the plot has become enthralling. 

   Lizzie is taken away and committed for her act that she could not perform. Hope has no clue as to what led her to that point. She thought they were so close. They still are. So what happened? What would make Lizzie want to take her own life? She had a secret diary stashed away. Are the answers in there? The doctor believes so but Hope believes it needs to be kept private. Their mother? She's quite a different story.

   It's just their mother who takes care of them. The mother that supports them. The mother who now demands answers as she continues on with her frivolous lifestyle. As Hope slowly starts to wonder what has happened in the past  that must have been covered up, she slowly and unknowingly gets dragged into it all. Talking to the doctor and realizing that she should do the right thing, the thing that might uncover the secrets, the thing that might make Lizzie come back home, is the thing that will lead to the ghastly truth.





Purchased from Amazon.
 

2 comments:

  1. This one sounds very interesting. I love books like this. Great review!

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  2. WOW! I love novels in verses but I have not read any. Since I write poems, too, I think this will appeal to me, a LOT
    Your reader,
    Soma
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

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