Review: Maureen Lee – Amy’s Diary

amys-diary-e1330119940401Well, as expected, it didn’t take me very long to read this book. But I felt that the book didn’t really suit the Quick Read format very well, it all felt very rushed. I guess that would always be the case when you try and fit a 6 year war into 100ish pages, but I would have preferred if this was longer with a bit more detail.

The book is supposed to be the diary of an 18 year old girl called Amy, but at times it drifted way off from diary format and turned into more of a story, which was a little confusing. The language was also very simple, making it seem like Amy was a lot younger than she is supposed to be.

The author chickened out of writing a few scenes, reverting back to diary form and saying something like “I’ll not write about what happened next just in case someone reads this diary”. I guess it didn’t matter too much in the overall story-telling, but it just seemed like a bit of a cop-out.

I’d only give this book 2 out of 5, it would have been more if the book had been longer, or at least told with language appropriate to an 18 year old. It’s probably not one that I would read again if I’m honest.


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