Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I enjoyed The Forest of Hands and Teeth, so this one was hard to finish because it was so amateurish. There might be a fourteen-year-old out there somewhere who has no idea what reality or love or friendship is who will love this. Maybe.
So many off the wall things happen. Almost all the passengers aboard a small cruise ship die. Someone takes someone's identity. And it goes on and on. But the real kicker is that the main character is in love (she swears! True love all started when she was 14!) with the senator's son. The same senator whom she believes killed her parents. Ugh. So unbelievable. I mean, she really wants to get revenge and kill him, but then she tingles when he's around? Yuck.
Setting was a real problem here, too. At times, it felt like the story took place about the time the Titanic sank, but then the character would hold out a cell phone, and it threw me. The setting just didn't feel consistently modern.
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