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The Girl With Glass Feet (2009)

by Ali Shaw(Favorite Author)
3.41 of 5 Votes: 3
1843549182 (ISBN13: 9781843549185)
Atlantic Books
review 1: As I picked this up in an Edinburgh Oxfam, I knew I would love this book. I just knew. A fairy-tale style book, with a girl whose feet are turning to glass.I found this book to be beautifully written. I really got an excellent sense of St. Hauda’s Land and of the wintertime. Therefore, I read this book especially slowly to savour the beautiful writing. This is also reflected in the relationships and flash backs with certain characters, e.g. Henry Fuwa, Carl and Midas Crook senior. That is what I adored, the relationships between the minor characters.I adored the magical element, the moth-winged cattle and the glass people. Yet, I was disappointed that nothing happened to the moth-winged cattle at the end.However, even though I liked the two main characters, Ida and Midas... more, I felt the romance between them fell very flat. Luckily, I saw their romance as a side note to the story rather than the whole story.Despite the romance of the two leads being a bit off, I would recommend this to fans of Mr Nobody or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for the magical realism, description and the relationships of the minor characters.
review 2: This book is about a girl called Ida who is slowly turning to glass and who is desperately trying to find a way to stop it. I absolutely loved this book almost until the end. Its whimsical, magical, it doesn't bog you down with too much information as some of these type of books tend to and like I said I was loving it....until the end. I won't say what happened but it left me with a 'what the hell was that!' type feeling. I felt like there were a lot of unanswered questions such as 'How did she end up with the splinter of glass in the first place' I thought the ending would wind up all the loose ends and it just didn't, hence the 3 star rating. less
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I really enjoyed this book. I really wanted to know how it ended, it was a brilliant read.
Did not get on with this book at all!!
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