Saturday, January 29, 2011
After Reading: Switched
When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth.
With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.
This book was a test to see how well I was going to like reading a full book on my iPad. I've read a ton of academic papers on it, and a lot of sample chapters, but not a full book until I read Switched. The good news: reading on my iPad is utterly awesome. I really loved it, though I will admit that the kindle reading app leaves a little to be desired. I like the iBooks better. The bad news: wow did this book leave a whole lot to be desired. I'm rather glad I only spent a buck on it, but even that was too much. I try not to be so negative about books on here, but sometimes I come across a book that is just so bad that I have to say so. This is one of those times. The plot was utterly typical and the writing was really horrible. I found myself wishing I had a red pen after the first paragraph. Over-writing central! The characters were flat and I felt absolutely nothing for the supposedly attractive male love interest. And the MC would have been interesting, had she been able to pick a personality and stick with it. Dang. Anyhow, I will certainly be avoiding the rest of these books and hope to find something better for my future eReading!