Blink Once by Cylin Busby (Short review)

tumblr_n6hno2qIxr1sfxmouo1_500Blink Once

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My Ratings : 2.5 stars

288 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genre : Young Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal

About this Book :

West is a high school senior who has everything going for him until an accident leaves him paralyzed. Strapped down in his hospital bed, slipping in and out of consciousness, West is terrified and alone. Until he meets Olivia.
She’s the girl next door-sort of. A patient in the room next to his, only Olivia can tell what West is thinking, and only Olivia seems to know that the terrible dreams he’s been having are not just a result of his medication. Yet as West comes to rely on Olivia-to love her, even-certain questions pull at him: Why has Olivia been in the hospital for so long? And what does it mean that she is at the center of his nightmares? But the biggest question of all comes when West begins to recover and learns that the mysterious girl he’s fallen in love with has a secret he could never have seen coming.

My Review: 

I enjoyed reading this book. But I’m not a big fan of it. The writing is good but confusing at times but that may be because we’re seeing it all through the eyes of a paralysis patient, which is the one thing I found most intriguing about this book. West was in an accident and now is paralyzed. So reading about his experience of everything that happened, of not being able to move or speak and yet wanting to communicate is what I really liked. Olivia on the other hand, is a character I didn’t like much. I didn’t understand her need to talk to a patient who couldn’t talk back but that’s not the only thing, she fell in love with him. Say what????

It was stupid and then there’s the plot twist which didn’t come as a surprise where it should have. And everything just went downhill from there. Maybe this just isn’t my type of book.


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