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Not bad, not bad *some spoilers*
on September 23, 2013
How to Disappear Completely is a good book, don't get me wrong. I feel like the author has a great idea here and I love the way she sets up the world that the characters live in. I think the four main characters are suitably identifiable and that their personalities are wonderful. After reading the book, I do end up with some questions, though.
1) The concept of bringing someone else into a world that you've created with your mind is interesting, but that brings to mind the question: if one person can do this, what if the person they're trying to bring into their world is as strong or stronger mentally than the person doing the pulling? Does nothing happen? Does the person being pulled instead pull the first person into THEIR world?
2) What was Lycia's actual ROLE in the book? She's made out to be the main character in the beginning and things are written from her point of view, but in the end, this wasn't HER story, like I was lead to believe from the first half of the book. I don't mind this kind of thing, but instead of there being a definitive point where the story changed, it just kind of happened, which annoyed me.
Toward the end, the dialogue got a little repetitive and things got a little too surreal and unexplained for me. And after what happened to Megan, and what she found out about herself, I'm not sure I believe that she would have kept following Aster.
Overall, though, I really enjoyed the book. The revelation about Lycia and the end of the book made it seem like this was going to be the first in a series, but I'm not sure. I would certainly be interested in reading more.