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- Print Length: 316 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1530732379
- Publisher: CHBB Publishing (March 23, 2016)
- Publication Date: March 23, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01DEEJLM6
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This promises to be a fabulous series. I can't wait to read the next one, and the next, and the next...
After finishing this story, I was kind of disappointed in it, thinking it would have some sort of relation/connection theme-wise to Jordan’s other stories that I’ve read. Maybe if I had a relative that was going through something like Oma was, I would feel a connection with it? IDK. I actually had a hard time finishing this one, sadly. I feel bad for even saying that since I loved Jordan’s previous stories. This one just didn’t call to me. I couldn’t imagine being in Keziah’s position in regards to how Oma was mean to her the majority of the time. I think I would have gone crazy or done something I would have regretted. I guess you could say that Keziah did end up doing something like that though- she left her family. The lack of family support was horrible, and I felt bad for Keziah. But at the same time, she seemed so naïve, and I was surprised her parents had actually let her stay and care for Oma herself. I wish she would have held her head a little higher and been more assertive than she might have gotten more help from her family.
Questions I had:
I had assumed that Keziah had naturally curly hair, “Her [Phebe] head of brown curls matched mine…”. Yet, she had to curl her hair for school (page 68)? So does Phebe curl her hair, too, then?
Page 83, apparently Keziah wears glasses. Why is it that the reader only learns about this now?
Page 98, Maybe it’s just me, but I got really confused with the paragraph involving Keziah reading about the Leontien Kinbeer from 1850. I feel like I needed a family tree diagram to figure out who was who. I think it was the way that Lina was introduced to the story. At first, I thought Lina = Leontien, as in it, was her nickname. The fact that Keziah wondered if Lina was still alive was strange, too, considering this was supposed to have taken place back in the mid-1800s, although Lina (cousin?) was middle-aged when the article was written. So either way, it shouldn’t have been that far past 1900. In the end, I had to reread that part multiple times to understand who was who.
I don’t get why Keziah was freaking out when she saw the mailman talking to Oma?! Or why she was so upset that Matt had sprayed shaving cream on the tree?
So Keziah goes on her first date. Domenick is looking for a video game for them to play and…? Nothing. Next chapter.
Why does Keziah continue to refer to the goat children as the Goat Children instead of the correct term ‘“Gootchiluns’? Or did I somehow get confused here?
What was with the lady at the Rite Aid that was making fun of Oma? “She speaks uh?” I was lost there.
Page 157, Keziah is homesick, Jan comes by at noon to feed Oma, yet, Keziah says “I wouldn’t have to call the school pretending to be Oma, or Mama, for another hour”. That part doesn’t make sense. She should have already have had to call the school.
Is Keziah a vegetarian (which she always brings up) or a vegan? I ask since there is a difference between the two.
Olivia = bitch. Sorry but her stern talking to that she gave Keziah? That wasn’t right. Yes, she has a grandmother going through a similar situation as Oma BUT Olivia isn’t the one solely taking care of her like Keziah was. Olivia has her family in the same house and lots of friends. Keziah doesn’t. Therefore, they aren’t going through the same.
I choose to believe this is a modern fantasy though I can see the argument for shared delusions. This writer has never written anything but fantasy and I use that as my justification. While dark, as a fantasy this story works, leaving the audience with a happy ending. I can't see her can't see her writing a tragedy. With that in mind, I still do not think this book would be appropriate for any but the maturest of young adult readers and strongly advise caution when sharing this book with anyone under the age of 18.
Keziah’s had a rough time of it lately. Being almost accosted by a man on the subway extoring the dangers of "Goat Children" did not help. Only she could draw the attention of a crazy drunk guy on the subway the one day she is running late and has forgotten her phone! Finding out her Oma (grandmother) is suffering from dementia is just the icing on the cake. Keziah’s solilution is to move in with her Oma and give her the care she needs to stay at home. Even if it means missing her family... Even if she has to enroll in public high school and deal with all that entails. Her Oma needs her. This is her duty. The strange comments from the drunk on the subway keep haunting her though. What or who are the Goat Children? Are they realbor pure fantasy? How can some drunk in New York and her grandmother both know of them? Can her Oma truly be as old as she has said? How could that be possible? Why does her Oma hate her father and her baby sister so much? What is the big secret noone will let her in her on? Can she actually take care of her grandmother and still finish school all on her own? Why does it have to be all up to her?
***This book is suitable for adult readers who enjoy dark matter modern fantasy with plenty of drama centered around the real sadness and tragedy of the disease dementia with a lot of mystery, suspense and thrills and a dash or two of romance :)
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