Thursday, 15 August 2013

REVIEW : Twigs by Alison Ashley Formento

Twigs  by Alison Ashley Formento

Hardcover, 272 pages

Expected publication: September 18th 2013 by Merit Press

Ratings : 3/5 stars

Summary : 

One pint-sized girl. Ten supersized crises. And it’s high noon.

They call her “Twigs,” because she’ll never hit five feet tall. Although she was born early, and a stiff breeze could knock her over, Twigs has a mighty spirit. She needs it, as life throws a whole bucket of rotten luck at her: Dad’s an absentee drunk; Mom’s obsessed with her new deaf boyfriend (and Twigs can’t tell what they’re saying to each other). Little sister Marlee is trying to date her way through the entire high school; Twigs’ true love may be a long-distance loser after a single week away at college, and suddenly, older brother Matt is missing in Iraq. It all comes together when a couple of thugs in a drugstore aisle lash out, and Twigs must fight to save the life of the father who denied her.

Review :

Firstly I have to say that I absolutely adore the cover. It's so pretty and beautifully simple. I actually was drawn to this book because of its cover.
So now this is the story of Twigs. She has a lot to deal with. Her father has left, her mom is dating again, her little sister suddenly has a boyfriend, her own boyfriend has left for college, and her older brother has gone missing in Iraq. Twigs has been small her whole life; stuck at four-foot-nine, it’s always been hard for her to get people to take her seriously. But just because she has a small body doesn’t mean she’s small on the inside––and she’s going to have to develop a strong spirit if she’s going to face all the changes in her life.

The plot was good but the thing is that I wasn't that happy or that disappointed either. But I would have liked it much better if the story was stretched a bit longer where we could see Matt( Twigs's brother)actually coming home as well as see Twigs's and Cooper's relationship develop further. Nevertheless I still enjoyed the book.
Twigs as the main chracter was written beautifully. Also loved Cooper and Matt though he didn't actually make an appearance in the book. Twigs & Cooper sure made me laugh here and there and the conclusion to the story was cute.

All in all it was a good book and if you want a simple yet enjoyable read Twigs is the book for you.