Thursday, July 1, 2010

Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams

Characters: 19/20
Plot: 20/20
Originality: 19/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 20/20
Overall: 97/100 or A
Source: Publisher
Hope finds her sister Lizzie in their bathroom with a gun on her head. She doesn't understand why Lizzie would want her sister wanted to die and why she won't talk to her. Lizzie and Hope have relied on each other, since they were little. Their mom is not a reliable parent and turns tricks to support their family. She slowly unravels the truth about the mysterious circumstances that surround her sister.
I do not know how to explain this book, but amazing. I wanted to jump into the book and shield that family from the horrors that they are put into. I could relate to the realtionship between the sisters, because I am like that with my sisters. Hope starts as a niave girl with no care in the world, but sadly grows to see what the world is like. Lizzie's protective nature reminded me of how my older sister treats me and how I treat my younger sister. The mom in this book made me furious. I can not imagine anyone doing what she did to her children. The plot of Glimpse is gripping and powerful. William's verse doesn't spare a word, but allows for each emotion to be felt as if it were your own. I felt emotionally drained after this book, but I still found all of the power in the characters, because Hope and Lizzie's story will definitely stay with me. I reccomend this book to anyone that is looking for a powerful book.


  1. I absolutely adored Carol Lynch Williams' The Chosen One- I'm so excited you liked this one! Another book to add to my TBR pile :)

  2. Great review! Thanks for informing me about this book!


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