Mar itibaren 21051 Cattafame VA, İtalya
Having never read Rebecca I am probably not going to be the best judge on how well this works as a retelling, but what I can tell you is that I really enjoyed reading it. I loved Harbison's debut, Here Lie's Bridget, when I read it last year and New Girl has all the same elements I enjoyed in it's predecessor. She really knows how to get into the heads of her characters, and while I may not always find all of them likeable, they are complex enough that I can't help but want to know more about them. It took me almost until I was half-way through the novel to realise I did not know the name of New Girl. In fact, it is not until the very end that we actually learn that particular detail. But I did really like her and I felt really sorry for her too. I think even the strongest of people would have found that situation hard to deal with. But I really liked the fact she learns to stand up for herself. I really liked Max too. He seemed sweet and there was just something about him. And I liked the scenes between him and New Girl. I'm not sure I would have paired him and Becca together though. Becca was the second narrator of the story (with her parts being told in third person). She is the character that I found myself disliking but also feeling for. I love the way the author manages to walk that line between having a character I dislike but one I'm interested in reading about too. It's as if I couldn't stop myself from reading more about her - even when I had the feeling nothing good was going to happen. I really liked the ending too. I wasn't surprised by it necessarily - some things were easy to work out and predict - but I liked the way it ended for New Girl. I'm looking forward to whatever Paige Harbison writes next - I'm sure it will be a winner.