Friday, November 2, 2007

Finally Finished

We're finally done Seaward by Susan Cooper. This one took us ages. Although every chapter ended with a cliffhanger the book as whole didn't feel connected or compelling for me. The ending fixed that to some degree, wrapping things up nicely and I did, in the end, enjoy it but the journey to get there felt a little pointless at times. One other thing that gave me a little bit of trouble were a couple of intimate scenes between the two lead characters. Nothing much and nothing I would have minded Catherine reading on her own but a little awkward for a mom reading the book aloud. That's not a problem with the book though, just the context in which it was read.

Catherine loved it.

Here's the summary from Amazon:

His name is West. Her name is Cally. They speak different languages and come from different countries thousands of miles apart, but they do not know that. What they do know are the tragedies that took their parents, then wrenched the two of them out of reality, into a strange and perilous world through which they must travel together, knowing only that they must reach the sea. Together West and Cally embark upon a strange and sometimes terrifying quest, learning to survive and to love and, at last, the real secret of their journey.

1 comment:

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