I’ll give Laurel Snyder three out of five birds for her novel Orphan Island. I only made it through half of the excerpt on the back of the book before I was like I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK. It’s such a refreshing and fun idea. Im so sad to say, that it might be one of the most annoying books I’ve ever read. Perhaps it’s personal opinion and that I am not the intended age. When kids do baby talk and are not babies it’s literally the most annoying thing in the world to me. This had baby talked threaded throughout the entire thing. It was painful, excruciating. When I complained to my husband about it he said, well how are babies supposed to be portrayed? So in all fairness, I guess it was needed. But definitely, not.my.jam.
I loved the concept of the 9 children one comes and one goes. I felt like the mystery of what was beyond the sea was thrilling and I wanted to know! I won’t spoil it, but lets just say I don’t know?
The last thing that drove me nuts and I have to get off my chest was the main character, Jinny. She is not by any means a lovable character. None of them were. Maybe Ben. I liked Ben. But yet I was still drawn in because I needed to know what happened. So guys I’m conflicted on this one. I liked it and really was mad at parts of it. But I finished it. I felt like so much more could have been done with it, but it wasn’t. Although maybe that’s the mystery of it all. Maybe it’s the Cover hole I’m living in and I could relate to feeling stuck on an island…… Tell me if you read it or if you have, thoughts?