Moments of Brilliance — 3 years ago
I had high expectations for this YA novel and in some ways it didn’t disappoint. The writing was highly-tuned, and the premise was great. Unfortunately, I just didn’t ‘get’ the characters – especially Grace, which meant that the whole love story fell flat. I’ve been trying to work out why it didn’t satisfy me, and I think it was her lack of development. It felt as if she didn’t grow or learn – that she was fully-formed at the beginning and stayed that way.
The film rights have been optioned for this so it will be interesting to see how it will be translated for the camera. A good director could squeeze a masterpiece out of this one.