Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
A Heady, Toxic Web of Secrets: Peak Jewell
🧡 There is something about communal gardens. A place where kids have more independence than they normally would. And Jewell smartly weaves a tale that takes this to the extreme.
💚 Jewell is a master of character creation.Each one is complex and authentic, but - and this is where she excels - they evoke polarising views. The homeschooling mum trying to shield her daughters from the world. The tragic femme fatale, The grimy old mysoginist. Each one gives the reader a stake in the story. A team to root for, or against.
💜 I’m not a fan of the child perspective woven throughout. Pip is a bit grating. But I almost think that's the point.