Hey All! It’s a new month, that means its time for a new book to review! As I’ve said before, if you have a book you’d like me to review, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I appreciate input on what to read! It’s always hard to choose a book to review. This month I chose Girl Behind Glass by Abby Wilder.
Girl Behind Glass follows Willow Stanton, a sixteen year old girl who lives in a place called Nuovo. There aren’t trees or animals and food is scarce, as is water. People consume nutrition pills to survive and a product called sustain. They live in a domed city to separate nature and people, since people are what destroyed nature. Willow’s every day life spirals out of control, leading to a situation where she is dangling on the wrong side of the glass. She lets go and finds herself in the world of mudders – those who live outside the dome.
What I Liked
I really enjoyed the concept of the domed in city. It makes a clear cut line of what is considered right and wrong in the book. I liked that we got that right off the bat. It made me want to know more about the society. There was a lot about the culture I really enjoyed. All the people are named after things in nature, like birds and animals and plants. It’s very interesting. I really liked how Willow reacted to her new situations. She was confused and defiant and acted very much like any sixteen-year-old would when thrust into a new situation. That was really believable. Really nicely done! There were a lot of different types of characters and that delighted me to no end.
What I Didn’t Like as Much
There were a few things I was less fond of. There was a pretty big focus on romance, which I wasn’t expecting as much. The book ends pretty abruptly in my mind. You have your climax and a bit after, including an epilogue. And then the book is done. I was hoping for a little more falling action to help things resolve. However, since this book is the first in a brand new series, it’s not as big of a deal. I’m sure a lot of what I want will be covered in the next book! The final the thing that bugged me? One of the characters has a pretty big flip in personality, without much explanation on the fact. I hope that will be covered in the next book as well!
Girl Behind Glass is an interesting read. There was a lot I enjoyed, but I also have a lot of questions that I want answered. Right now, Girl on Glass is free on Amazon. It usually goes for $3.99. I think I’d rate it at 4 stars. I read it quickly and enjoyed it. It’s a solid debut novel.
Has anyone else out there read Girl Behind Glass? What do you think?