- File Size: 4278 KB
- Print Length: 85 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Maysun In C; 1 edition (October 16, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 16, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M2YGFUR
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,418,345 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Sunshine Time - Season 1 Episode 2: YA Romance Serial Novel (The Sunshine Time Serial) Kindle Edition
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In other words, Book 2 is better than Book 1, at least rhythmically speaking. But it has, like its predecessor, problems. All of a sudden, when it seems nothing is left to say, pages are written about the world—conflicts and wars, pages of moderate, nearly absent interest as they are narrated in a rather conventional, almost routine way, as if the author herself didn’t much care about them. It’s as if it were, like, so boooring!
And them the author picks up again with Lea and her romance, and the frenzied stream of consciousness that occasionally occurs when she forgets to blather.
The cadence is more manic than depressive, more undisciplined than structured. I understand that Panse wants to divide the reading into separate episodes, and so each episode is framed into a different book. But why not slice each episode into a few chapters? This would certainly clean up her text. Or, if not chapters, think scenes. Panse’s rapid dialogues, which she executes quite well, are prone to scenes. And then, just cut the rubbish, like any good director or writer would do.
Chapters or scenes would actually make war or family narratives far more dynamic than they are here. No aspect of a book, no matter how secondary, should risk a yawn. (It doesn’t mean an author won’t get it from a reader or two. But the author, as the first reader of her own work, should not get bored with her writing, and preferably find elements of surprise in it, even after her third or fourth read.) Otherwise, as mentioned, it should be killed.
To sum up, Panse’s descriptions and sense of the atmosphere are decent; not so the babble. But when she gets into short dialogues, or even romantic, relaxed wanderings into nature, she’s on to something.
The story revolves around Lea, and her dog, as she interacts with other passengers on the train. She eventually starts flirting with a military Lieutenant named Shaughnessy. There are moments where Lea gets into small encounters with a female soldier for the attention of Lieutenant Shaughnessy. Lea gains the attention she wants when I am then introduced to another character named Rabin. It takes me a while to learn that this is, or was, her boyfriend. It’s mentioned that Lea never really considered him boyfriend material, but there seems to be some type of attraction. It is difficult to tell whether Rabin is an actual boyfriend, close friend, a love interest, or something else entirely.
We tend to go into Lea from time to time and get a snap shot of what is going on inside her. Some of these details are very well explained, while others seem to be passing thoughts. While this may be true of any teenager, and without reference to the first installment, these sections tend to make it hard for the reader to connect exactly how it all fits together.
I’m not sure how I feel with the multi-angle love twist between Lea, Shaughnessy, the other female soldier, and possibly Rabin. I also believe that readers should know that the book is not broken into chapters but is instead an episodic read. Meaning it is written to read in one extended sitting. This tended to slow the pace of reading as the story is entirely interconnected for the duration of our characters stay at the station, and travel to the next stop. Our reference to how much time has passed is only given by the main character.
Overall, the book is a cute read. A young audience may connect more with the story, and the young female lead character.