Thin Places

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Thin Places
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Age Range
12+
Release Date
July 29, 2017
ISBN
9781459739574

A dazzling story told in verse of sixteen-year-old Declan Lynch and the girl whose centuries-old voice rings in his head.

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Simply Charming
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Declan is, by his own account, a strange boy who is prone to indulging his imagination. But when he begins hearing Rebecca's voice inside his head, he can't be sure he isn't going mad.
Written in prose and less than 200 pages, Thin Places is a very quick read. It traces Declan's quest to find out to whom the voice in his head belongs and readers are taken along on the journey, speculating about who (and when) she is.
I would have liked a little more from this story and felt the characters, particularly Rebecca, weren't completely fleshed out. The plot too felt a bit rushed and I although I understood it, I couldn't help but be slightly disappointed in the ending.
In all, however, I would recommend this book, especially for those who are interested in a break from traditional narratives.
Good Points
I initially balked at reading a YA book written in prose, but the format ended up working quite well for the genre. Readers are immersed in Declan's stream of consciousness and although it was difficult to figure out who was speaking at times, it ended up being what I liked most about the book.
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