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The Hazel Wood: Chapter Sampler Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B076B43GPV
- Publisher : Flatiron Books (October 31, 2017)
- Publication date : October 31, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1992 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 53 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #30,223 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This free sampler includes the first full five chapters and a small portion of the sixth chapter. Once I completed the sampler, I was thinking a few things. One, my initial surmise of the synopsis with it being "Inkheart"-like was correct. This story follows Alice, a junior in high school who has been on the run with her mother, Ella, for the majority of her life. And on the run from what, she has no idea. She has a seclusive grandmother, Althea, that she hasn't met and only knows a little bit about due to secret research she has done throughout the years. Althea is a well known author who raised her daughter on fairy tales and Alice has been searching for one of her grandmother's most famous book.
Two, I am not a fan of Alice talking about her mother in the informal way. What I mean is, rather then saying things like, "My mother made us leave in the middle of the night" or "A letter came in the mail addressed to mom and she began to gasp while reading it"; the author has written it so that Alice calls her mother by her first name. For example: "Ella made us leave in the middle of the night" and "A letter came in the mail addressed to Ella and she began to gasp while reading it". Now, I can understand if a character does not have a good relationship with their parents and they talk about them informally, using their first names; however, Alice seems to have a good relationship with her mother and they care about each other. So, then why wouldn't she respect her mother and call her "mom" or "mother"? Other than this flaw that I have been introduced to, I still like the character of Alice.
Third, I enjoy the writing style itself. It is easy to get into and easy to follow along. The story telling by the author is simplistic yet has some adventurous and mysterious undertones. With all that being said, I am interested in continuing this book to find out what happens and will be picking up the full length novel.
But, just from this chapter sampler, I found the book to be interesting and exciting. I wanted to know what happened next.