TiBor Emi Emi itibaren Texas
what can i say? i'm a sucker for talking socks.
I had a hard time getting through this one. And that's really saying something.
My rating: 5/5 stars Remember to stop by my blog! *May contain some spoilers* I didn't have a clue, what kind of book this would be, when I borrowed it from my library. I just checked the frontcover and thought that it looked nice and simple, black with one white feather flowing. Though I was scared, that since it has 553 pages, I would never actually read the book. Luckily, this isn't what happened. As I said in my earlier post, I was reading Finnish edition, and had to start this book twice. First time I only read first 16 pages, and was exhausted. I thought that this book isn't for me, that it's just way too slow. The second time I jumped to where I left first time, and it took only two more pages to turn _really_ interesting. After that I couldn't stop reading. Seriously. The story really took me over. It's truly wonderfull to find this kind of book, these are rare and just.. worth reading. The main character is a girl named Rebecca. Occasionally she's a little silly and/or childish, but that doesn't really bother me, which is nice for a change. Usually I'm just rolling my eyes and thinking "man, aren't you a silly one..". I could just feel her pain, when she was apart from Lucian. Only thing, I didn't like so much, was the ending. It was really really short, only few pages, and I could've just kept reading. But then again, if I love a book, I don't want it to end ever. Because I feel like I'm losing a friend when the story ends. I'm also a sucker for happy endings, so I did actually cry in the end, when Lucian wasn't human anymore. I need that Cinderella-ending "and they lived happily ever after". Overall, I need to buy a copy for myself. I need this book to my bookshelf. My bookshelf isn't perfect without this book. Love, Monaliz @ Mind Reading?
A little twee at times but still good.
You have to give the author of this book credit for originality if nothing else. The concept of the book, a former stuffed animal coming to life, being mistaken for a long sought after terrorist and put on trial for multiple crimes against humanity provides lots of opportunity for laugther, insight, and, if you're a wimp like me who still has her now 21 year old teddy bear at home, tears. The bear of the title, Winkie is most sympathetic and if you're willing to supsend disbelief and accept that there are no answers as to why Winkie has come to life, the book will afford many touching moments and some social commentary. It's definitely strange and doesn't altogether make sense, and there is no complete and tidy wrap up, but it's sweet and moving all the same. And the pictures will either make you laugh out loud or cry. Or both.