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Saturday, June 16, 2012 | By: Traci

Review: The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman (ARC)

The Little WoodsThe Little Woods by McCormick Templeman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Little Woods is an interesting story about Cally Woods that lost a sister tragically when she was a child. In an attempt to move on with her life, she begins to attend a school located in the same area her sister disappeared. However, the boarding school isn't quite what she expected.

I liked Cally and was routing for her the entire time. I'm surprised she managed to hold things together long enough to attend school despite all of the crazy things going on around her.

I only had a few minor issues with this book, but despite those small issues, I found the book to be an enjoyable read.

Cally, at some point during the story, suddenly suffers something like a psychotic break and does things that are very out of character for her. This would have been fine if we would have been lead down this road a bit more. We really don't hear much more about it aside from a few pages and then Cally is off to do something else.

Also, the conversational parts of this book sometimes sound like we're reading an instruction manual. We're lead into things very slowly and I found myself wishing they'd just get on with it already!

This all leads us up to a very bittersweet ending but an ending full of closure where things for Cally and her family finally reach a point where everyone finds themselves with some sort of peace.

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