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I'm Inah. 20 years old and I read books for passion.

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A Song for Ella Grey

A Song for Ella Grey - David Almond I have mixed feelings about the book. The blurb and the cover really got my attention so I took the advantage to downloading the arc on NetGalley.

I was really interested in the book so I was a bit excited when I started to read it. The author's way of writing is a bit unusual for me, but honestly, I haven't read any other books from this author. The dialect was interesting at first, but it got me really distracted and somehow annoyed halfway through the book because I had no idea what the characters were talking about, like nothing made sense to me anymore. Got me a light headache really.

The characters of the story were just too shallow and not interesting for me. I got the Orpheus reference though, which was kind of what helped me finish the book. One thing I picked up was Claire's love for Ella Grey. The rest were just things here and there, like the book had no structure at all. The book was divided into six parts, which didn't make any sense to me at all.

If you want to read this book, I recommend you to familiarize yourself with the story of Orpheus and Eurydice so you can understand some parts of the story.

I just felt disappointed with the book. I think that the story and character depth could be told in a more interesting manner given more ideas and time to actually brainstorm and write about it.

I think that this book wasn't really for me.

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