Here is my review for the ARC that I received of Zebra Forest. I won a giveaway at DogoBooks and Candlewick Press sent me this. Thanks, Candlewick! Enjoy! Annie lives with her brother Rew, and her Gran, and likes telling stories to her brother in the Zebra Forest, a forest of white, gray and chocolate birch trees. When they hear a knock on the door in the middle of the night, They are hostages in their own home- with a prisoner. Will the prisoner stay or leave? In a suspenseful page-turning debut novel, Adina Rishe Gewirtz pens a story where brother and sister have to live in the situation they are in, and learn to love people; and forgive them; even as they become involved in secrets about their family that they did not know; and most likely would not have learned.
What I thought about it:
Zebra Forest was amazing. The lies that are told, and the secrets that are revealed are wonderful. For a debut novel, it was very enthralling. I could not put it down. When I found out who the prisoner was, I was very surprised. The truth, sometimes can be shocking, as conveyed in this novel. Also, the mixed emotions of the characters were very interesting, with one day talking to everyone, and the next being locked in their room, angry, for a week. Also there is a very interesting conclusion that the reader definitely does not expect. Overall, amazing Adina Rise Gewirtz. Write some more novels!
Action: 8 out of 10 XanderStars
Suspense: 8 out of 10 XanderStars
Page-Turning: 8 out of 1o XanderStars
Well-Paced: 9 out of 10 XanderStars
Overall: 9 out f 10 XanderStars
Next I will be reviewing House Of Secrets by Ned Vizzini and Chris Columbus. Remember, comment and tell me what you think!