Thursday, September 27, 2007

A Swift Pure Cry

Siobhan Dowd's book, A Swift Pure Cry is a Young Adult Fiction book that just did not sit well with me - I barely even wanted to review it - but since I try to keep track of all that I read - I will at least mention it. The main crux of the story is quite sad - three children left very unattended after their mother dies and their father resorts to drinking as a form of forgetting. But the oldest child, Shell, also turns to a boy to spend her time and becomes pregnant. The ending turns into a crime scene as a baby is found dead so Shell has to prove her innocence. Sad, far-fetched maybe - I felt it was just not a great read.


Becky said...

I gave up on this one. I just wasn't liking it at all. I've read great reviews of it, but it just wasn't for me.

Hedgehog Librarian said...

Oh good! It wasn't just me!

Amanda said...

YAY it wasn't just me! So many people have thought this book was wonderful and I ended up giving up not even halfway through.

Overwhelmed! said...

Well, thanks for the warning Becky. I won't bother with this one. :)

Hey, I wanted to let you know that I've got some free books up for grabs as part of my October Pay It Forward Book Exchange. Stop by if you're interested in a chance to win. :)

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