Title: The Girl With Glass Feet
Author: Ali Shaw
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Reading Level: Young Adult/Adult
A mysterious metamorphosis has taken hold of Ida MacLaird - she is slowly turning into glass. Fragile and determined to find a cure, she returns to the strange, enchanted island where she believes the transformation began, in search of reclusive Henry Fuwa, the one man who might just be able to help...Instead she meets Midas Crook, and another transformation begins: as Midas helps Ida come to terms with her condition, they fall in love. What they need most is time - and time is slipping away fast.
OK, I didn't finish it. I've spent the whole week trudging through only half the book. It is NOT as advertised. There is no love story to speak of yet. There are like a million points of view and everyone is having flashbacks. The flashbacks are weird and I can't figure out who's having them and what they mean. It's all a bit confusing. This was an intriguing concept for a book and could be great! But I can't get past the middle of the book. Maybe I'll try and pick it up again next week, but as of right now I'm too confused to continue. I'm not enjoying it yet. Should I just cut my losses? Or should I try and finish it?
"His father looked wistful. 'And you don't feel anticlimactic?'
'Somewhat the opposite of elated.'
'What's elated again?'
'Good feelings. That is to say, very good. You can feel, can't you? That's what I'm driving at. You don't ever wonder... where feeling went?'"