Review Detail

 
Young Adult Indie
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0

A tale of love, loss and letting go.

The story:
Brooke dies in a car accident and discovers she’s no longer alive but a silhouette, still in her old life but not visible to those who are mourning her. As she watches her family and friends grieve she begins to visit the places that meant the most to her in her life and on the way she discovers she’s not the only silhouette in town.
When she meets Tyler, another silhouette stuck between life and death, he unveils the life she’d lead in a different light which has her questioning her perfect life. She hadn’t even noticed Tyler at school when she was alive, but together they attempt to make sense of their halfway state and find a way to let go and move on.

What I loved:
The idea behind the story was beautiful. It showed how love and loss affect people and also how important it is to step back from the lives we lead and discover what is really important. Tyler was a guiding light and really helped Brooke not only see her life and herself from another angle but also to learn to let go and move on. Their relationship was genuine and built slowly throughout the story.

What was just okay:
It was a slow burn story. Although beautiful and thought-provoking, at times I found some scenes unnecessary and was waiting for something to happen that would drive the story further forward. Brooke’s attitude made her hard to like at times, but Tyler’s humor and caring nature made up for any of Brookes faults.

Final Verdict:
A mash-up of The Lovely Bones and The Five People You Meet In Heaven, Silhouettes will appeal to those who have suffered from the loss of someone they love and make you step back and take a look at the life you’re living.

Good Points
Interesting storyline.
Genuine relationships.
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