Thank you so much to Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for my review.
This is one of those books that I am in complete awe of the author for creating such an amazing and fantastical world. How Stephen Chbosky came up with the plot, characters, and events in this story is beyond my comprehension and I loved it.
I’m going to go ahead and admit that I am one of the slim few that have never read The Perks of Being A Wildflower and I’m a little ashamed to say it. I had no clue what to expect going into this novel and I was definitely not prepared for what I experienced.
Don’t let the size of this book and the small print intimidate you, this story is amazing and twisty and dark but oh so good. I loved the character of Christopher and how kind-hearted and what a protector he was. He is such a sweet kid trying to help out his mom and also overcome all of the problems they’ve had in their life. I know a lot of people were saying this book was way too long but honestly, I thought it was too short (I know, you would think over 700 pages is enough) but I didn’t want this story to end. I wanted to read more about Christopher and his friends and family and find out about their lives after all the craziness went on.
All of the characters and events that went on in this book were executed perfectly and I honestly found myself gasping more than a few times with some of the crazy things that happened. If you like almost paranormal, religious, fantasy I would say you would really enjoy this book. It definitely is unlike anything I’ve ever read before and I feel this was perfect as his big comeback novel.