I am toward the end of The Soulkeepers and am having a hard time finishing it. It's one of those books that is torture to read, but I still want to know how it ends. That may sound a little dramatic, but this book has some real flaws that are just too difficult for me to get past.
I will first start with the positive. Soulkeepers has a pretty original premise and plot. I haven't read much about fallen angels and such, but it seemed unique to me. I also liked the fantasy aspect of it. The suspense and mystery made me want to finish the book, even though it has been a struggle.
Now for the negatives. I have one major complaint: the writing. Now I realize this book is written for 13-15 year olds, but I'm a teenager and I still want some depth to the books I read. The author just skimmed the surface on a lot of details. She also has a skewed view of the "American Teenager." The popular kids are bullies and racists, which isn't accurate, in my experience. Maybe 30-40 years ago, but not now. What really made me shudder and laugh, was the names they called the Jacob and his girlfriend. They called him "Kung Fu" because of his chineese heritage, and they called his girlfriend "PS" for push start, because of the dot Indians wear on their forehead, which she didn't even wear. These "bad" names are completely unrealistic and just plain stupid. There are plenty of more examples, but I think you get the point. Take it from a high school student; teenagers don't act like that!
This book was pretty much terrible, but I can see how, for some people, the good overshadows the bad. If you are in your older teens or an adult, just skip this one.