Plain Kate made me excited about reading again. I re-read all my old books and these books are actually old like the writers are all dead. So you read and you read and sometimes you cast your line for new writers but so few times do you actually come across a whopper. A big one. This is it. It’s been written so well. (lots of italics here but I need expression:))
Oh and if you’re the sensitive sort you’ll cry when you’re reading this I promise you. Erin Bow’s monsters are actually terrifying and her lead characters are so interesting. Kate is shown to you without a lot of back and forth talk.
It’s for mature young adults I guess because dangers aren’t glossed over. The bad people are just ordinary people and are not set apart as especially Evil Villains.
Final test for reading excellence: I finished it in 48 hours and re-read the extra good bits and still want to go through it again.