Okay, two reviews are in…but two is a start, right?
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Kari L. Suderley “Fic Junkie” RSS Feed (belfast, me United States)
I’d say this is a must read, but what does that mean to you? I enjoyed it, but will you? Maybe my review will help you to decide.
This book appears to be the only one written by this author. I have to point out that while she may lack in experience, I find that she makes up for it in content. Upon first glance it appears to be a guilty pleasure type of book, (I believe my husband called it a chick flick in book form) but I found it to be rich and robust in ways I did not expect.
The story is told in 2 parts, like two people working on a puzzle; some pieces missing until the end when we can see it all as a whole. At times, it is the title itself that tugs at us, as it does the main characters, to discover what being “pulled” actually means. “Pulled” draws readers in with its emotional portrayal of relate-able characters and at the heart of the plot, something that pulls you in and keeps you riveted. Naya is the mainspring that makes “Pulled” tick: her history, her suffering, her triumphs, and even her poor choices. And while the parallel between Romeo and Juliet is an apt one, I’d add that it reveals a love that is too perfect to last. As I finished the last paragraph I was heartbroken and elated at the same time. I’m hoping that there is a sequel in the works.
“Pulled” is a well crafted story; the writing style clean and precise. This makes it an easy read, quickly devoured in a weekend. Although it is listed as Young adult, I’m not sure that’s a correct label. I would suggest that it be labeled ages 18+
Ms.Bannister, this gets an A+ in my book!
Great First Novel, August 14, 2011
Carissa Kauwell –
“Pulled” is a great first novel by Maine author Danielle Bannister. The story immediately “pulls” you in with its intrigue and mystery, wanting to figure out the back story of the two main characters, Naya and Etash. I enjoyed the way the author told the story through both of their points of view. It lent a richness to the novel, allowing the reader to get a full understanding of what was happening. The swapping back and forth of perspectives was done seamlessly, making for easy transitions while reading.
What I loved most about the book was the ending. Don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil it for you. I tend to be a difficult reader for authors to please when it comes to satisfying me with the conclusion of a story. But, Ms. Bannister surpassed my expectations with the final chapters of “Pulled”. Most importantly, it left me looking forward to her next book, the sequel to “Pulled”.