Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In “Linger” we pick up with Sam and Grace right where “Shiver” left off. Sam is adjusting to human life…constantly waiting for the other shoe to fall and shift back into a wolf. When Grace becomes ill, her parents discover that Sam in Grace’s room. Forcing Grace to defy her parents when they decide to start acting like parents rather than roommates they have been up until now.
I did like this story despite the mediocre reviews it received when it first came out. One of the things Maggie Stiefvater does well is tell a story from multiple viewpoints.
I loved Grace and Sam even more during “Linger”. Maggie writes such human characters. With the shifting storytellers we learn more about what drives each character. They are so relatable.
“Linger” had a slower start and was a bit harder to get into, but the new character, Cole really helped move the story along and provided a scientific spin on the whole shifting process.
“Forever” can’t come out fast enough…I really can’t wait to see how beautifully Maggie ties everything up. I will be sad to see the series end.
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Posted by Pam Steinke at 8:10 PM