Book Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade

Review: Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

2 stars: It was okay.

Orphan Island cover (link to Goodreads)

I was raving about this book up until about the midpoint. It was such a strange, intriguing setting, and I was dying to know where the story was going. I loved the way the story was slowly revealed in a beautiful voice. And then . . . the main character made the wrong decision, which I should have expected, and things went wrong, but not exactly all the way wrong, and for the rest of the book there was this vague sense of unease but not really more than that because things went mostly how she wanted them to. And then at the end she waited way too long to make the right choice, only now I’m not sure it’s the right choice, I’m not sure what the author is trying to say, and none of my questions have been answered. I think it’s about growing up, but that makes me feel even more confused. So.

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