Thin Places by Lesley Choyce (Review)

thin places

One day, Declan Lynch, a restless teenager, starts hearing a girl’s voice inside his head. Eventually, he even begins to see her. Though he’s not certain the girl, Rebecca, is real, Declan finds himself falling for her. She shows him visions of places and people he has never seen — places he feels compelled to find in hopes of meeting her.

His quest takes him to County Sligo, Ireland, and its “thin places,” spots where the earth and the spirit world seem almost to touch. His slightly crazy Uncle Seamus takes him in, as Declan’s search has him wondering which world he belongs to — his or the one belonging to a girl who might not even be real.

200 pages

Published on August 22nd 2017

If you have been reading my reviews you will see that I have developedan interest in novels in verse. Some I have loved (The Weight of Water) others not so much (Ronit and Jamil), but I am always willing to try more in the hope of finding another to fall in love with.

Unfortunately this wasn’t that one.

It wasn’t badly written, it just didn’t make much sense to me. I mean a teenager travelling halfway round the world during the school-year because he’s had dreams of a ghost that told him to???

And when he gets there he goes gallivanting off all over looking for said ghost/woman. AND it just so happens that his uncle lives in the area the ghost/woman of his dreams told him to go? Sorry, it just didn’t wash with me, BUT it was well written, and I could appreciate the style rather than the substance, hence the rating.

Received via Netgalley in exchange for a review.

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You can buy the book here if you wish

Thin places by Lesley Choyce

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