May 3, 2016
Invisible Fault Lines
"And the days passed, feeling like slow motion and fast-forward at exactly the same time." ~ pg. 36
My childhood fave author Judy Blume calls the author of Invisible Fault Lines "a remarkable young novelist." So of course I am interested in reading and reviewing this novel.
Callie's father disappeared on a Tuesday and life was never the same afterward. In fact, the story is broken into parts "before" and "after" the Tuesday her father disappeared. She decides to investigate her father's disappearance. Is he lost? Is he dead? Is he hurt? Then Callie sees a familiar face in a photo from the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Could it be something else entirely?
Interesting concept, right? Yes. But it dragged, as much as a 200-page novel can. It took longer than expected for the story to pick up. But when it did, it was disappointing. Frankly, by the ending, I didn't really care. Perhaps if readers were given more clues to follow along with the mystery of her father's disappearance. Invisible Fault Lines is intended for young readers, which may be good for their reading level. However, mature young readers may find it uninteresting to follow.
Happy Pub Day! Invisible Fault Lines is available today.
Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are honestly my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Title: Invisible Fault Lines
Author: Kristen-Paige Madonia
Published: May 2016