Saturday, January 14, 2012

Surrender by Sonya Hartnett

SurrenderSurrender by Sonya Hartnett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Surrender is not something I’d normally. It’s a few phrases shy of purple, yet I trucked on because of the way it was written. It was soft and gray as well as slow then disturbing. But it could be predictable at points too yet on the whole… it was haunting.

Alternating between the two boys both of whom had sad, depressing tales; it was both of them who had me continuing.  Both sides of the story were bitter. And the rare moment of sweet for one of them, was just that: rare. What one could do to another, what one wanted want of another; some things seemingly so simple and basic, yet as both their experience proved, not so easily attained.

This was in no way an enjoyable read, there's simply to much sad in it. Yet, it's his voice, as well as the other’s view of what was happening that held me. Yes, moments of it were obvious, yet the slow of reveal things did not take away how disturbing things really were… and sad.

I felt for these boys.


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