Publication date: 26th April 2016
Page count: 460 pages
*I was sent a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
White Frost has only ever known the darkness. Everything outside of her closed society is The Unknown – a strange and dangerous place accessible to only a chosen few. White’s only glimpse of the world beyond comes from her beloved cousin in the form of mysterious collections of words that hint at astonishing wonders. When an accident upends her simple existence, she’s given an unlikely chance to see the truth for herself.
What she finds is greater and more terrible than she could have imagined, and before long she is forced to make the most important choice of her life: does she accept her safe, limited world that she’s known or take a desperate gamble in a world not meant for her with the Boy with Words?
At first I wasn’t sure I could relate to the main character, White. She was so confrontational and obviously had trust issues, which I often find hard to relate to since I’m usually the opposite of that. But as the story moved along I started to really care about her and understand why she was so stubborn and confrontational.
The concept of the story is great! There were some unexpected twists and turns in there which made the story very interesting. This book is all about perspective. It gets you to think outside the box at some points, which is great, but the ending felt a bit like an anti-climax. There were too many loose ends that never got resolved. I need closure!
I don’t want to give any spoilers away so I won’t say what happens in the book and what kind of questions I wish were answered, because I really want you to read it! It’s a light read that would be great for your summer reading list.
If you liked “The Borrowers” then you’ll probably enjoy “The Boy with Words”.