ACROSS THE UNIVERSE has been sitting on my shelf for ages - I have a paperback from the first edition, bought brand new. That should give you some idea as to how long it set there.
I really wanted to love this book. Wanted to see in it what everyone else have. Alas...
It's not that this is a bad book. The ideas behind this book are so intriguing and fascinating. But... yes. Here it is. The BUT.
I did not get into the book, and by that I mean it was super easy to put it down and super hard to force myself to pick it up again, until the last 20% of the book. Before those 20% I was planning on giving this book no more than 2 stars, and I was super sad about it.
In the end, I can honestly say that I didn't really like Amy or Elder. There were moments I liked one but disliked the other, then they switched, and honestly I have no idea how I feel toward the two in the end.
In some place, I felt they were flat. I never connected to them on an emotional level.
|this is amy|
My first impressions of Amy was of a little immature girl.
Her responses to things seemed a bit childish to me, but I didappreciate her spirits - the one that says she's not going to let them intimidate her into hiding in her room or anything.
On the other hand, spirit or not, she...
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