A timeless and evocative debut for contemporary and sci-fi fans
Veronika. Caroline. Isobel. Eleanor. One blond, one brunette, one redhead, one with hair black as tar. Four otherwise identical girls who spend their days in sync, tasked to learn. But when May, a very different kind of girl—the lone survivor of a recent shipwreck—suddenly and mysteriously arrives on the island, an unsettling mirror is about to be held up to the life the girls have never before questioned.
The Different Girl was different from a lot of the young adult books I have read in the past. One major interesting aspect to the story, at first, was the setting. It is set on an island which gave the story for a while mystery.
I think one of the characters was a dark/brown complexioned person of color.
Different is only good when you can bring something interesting to the table. When I first started this I thought this is slow but its okay because I felt it was going somewhere. It had the novelty of the setting which grew stale after nothing new came of it.
I came in with a false expectation that this would be philosophical/say something. Usually with books that are slow like this for example A Tale For Time Being, there isn’t fast paced story but there is so much said about society and more. I can accept something that is not fast paced but there has to be an exchange of something.
What was the point of this book? Nothing honestly really happened. What is the point if it did not say something? What is the point if everything is obvious and in your face?
It just could have been way better.