Wednesday, June 18, 2014

No Alligators in Sight
by Kirsten B. Feldman

Pages: 232
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  In this coming of age novel, Lettie and Bert squeak by in a tiny town on Cape Cod, one parent an alcoholic and the other absent. After a string of bad decisions on Lettie’s part, their father ships them to their barely remembered mother for the summer, where they will learn hard lessons about themselves, their family, and their future by way of the Florida swamp. Throughout Lettie keeps her biting humor flowing, her razor-sharp pen at the ready, and her eye on her quest for a “normal” life.


Kritters Thoughts:  Lettie and Bert were two children who were definitely captivating and I just couldn't believe the lives that they were living.  The situations that these young children were put into was just beyond understanding.  The one character that I just couldn't get enough of was their father - he wasn't redeeming at the beginning, but by the end I definitely adored him.

One of the things that I would have loved was a little more growth in the character of Lettie.  Near the end she turned a little corner, but I just wanted more from her a little earlier in the book.  The other character that I wanted so much more from was Lettie's mom, Gertrude, she just fell flat for me and I didn't love reading a mom who acted the way she does and I just wanted her to improve a little.

Reading this one right after another YA book made it a little hard for me to enjoy this one because it didn't live up to the other one.  Like I said previously, there wasn't anything glaringly wrong, but it was just ok in my mind.


Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more


Ebook 2014 Challenge: 38 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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