Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Shine by Lauren Myracle
The setting in this book is amazingly well done. The only problem I had is that originally I thought it was a historical fiction novel, but then as I read I realized it was set in present day. The decay of Cat's small town is portrayed straight forward, but also very touchingly.
The mystery of who attacked Patrick isn't too hard to figure out. And it is kind of painful to go through Cat dealing with her own issues of a sexual assault that happened to her years ago. The fact that she starts to open up, and realize that while many of the people around her aren't perfect, they are still good and worth working to keep in her life, is something that I liked.
Overall, I enjoyed the book, and found it hard to put down. Also, I have to say that the cover is just amazingly beautiful.