SPOILERS AHEAD. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.
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** spoiler alert ** Pin Drop was shockingly incredible and was far from what I expected it to be!
I hate to say it, but Pin Drop is one of my favourite books in a long time! It has many wonderful elements that flow smoothly together and make it a fantastic read.
To begin with, this novel has a sarcastic sense of humor. Not an incredibly rude one, but a perfectly timed sense of humor. I loved this aspect of the novel. The main character, Pin Drop, has great timing and makes a comment at just the right time to brighten the novel up with a splash of humor.
Then, the story has an excellent set of characters. These characters are all unique and have different backgrounds, which is a good start. But, Roz Monette continues to build on these characters by adding more to their back story and personalities. None of the characters act out of place and they all grow throughout the novel. I appreciate that in a novel, and this brings this novel up another level compared to other similar books.
Roz Monette also adds to this novel with a beautiful, realistic plot. A young girl left to fend on her own in the current age – it happens more than you think! This plot shows how strong a girl can be and what people will go through to keep themselves safe.
Within this plot, to make my inner girlie girl happy, Roz throws in a small love story. It was sweet, cute, and also realistic for this time period. There were a few bumps in this, seeing as an adult man was willing to stay with a teenager, but that to happens in the real world so it didn’t affect the novel to much. I just see that bothering some readers in the future – but it’s not a terrible flaw, it shows character within the love interest. He actually likes the woman, not the looks or reputation it will give him (it’s not like she’d 13 and he’s 25, she’s almost an adult – 17 -so it seems very realistic)
If that wasn’t enough, the overlying theme of the entire novel was fantastic! If you work hard, stick to your guns and be strong, you can get through this. The many layers to this story show the main character going through hard times, but she continued to work through each of them. Yes, she had hiccups and speed bumps along the way, but she kept working to keep herself safe. She was determined to move her life forward, and that’s what she ended up doing.
Overall, I loved this book! I wish it were longer and had a billion sequels because I loved these characters so much!
Five out of five stars!
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.