Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Girl Who Came Back To Life - Craig Staufenberg Review and Giveaway! (#20)

Genre: Fantasy / Adventure / Middle-Grade

Edition: ebook

No. of Pages: 150

Published on: April 16th 2014 (Paperback version)

Published by: Createspace (Paperback version)

Source: CBB Book Promotions

Series?: No

Get this book here.

Description: So in this world, when you die, your spirit goes to the City of the Dead. Your soul is only released when a living loved one goes to the City and Sends you to your next life.
                      When Sophie's parents die, the 12-year-old must make the journey to the City of the Dead. But she has no intention of freeing their souls, instead, she wants to bring them back from the land of the dead. Will she succeed? I wonder.

What I think about it: This was such a unique story! The plot wasn't overly sophisticated and the pacing was well suited to the tone of the tale. I liked that the characters went through some major growth and development. I really did enjoy it. It's not one of the best of the best fairy-tales ever, but I can totally see myself reading this to my kid/s one day.

Character Analysis:

Sophie: She's such a brat at times! I really wasn't that attached to her and at some points I really  disliked her.

Sophie's Grandmother: This lady is filled with quiet fortitude. She's not the nicest person in the world, but ,at the same time, she's not unnecessarily cruel either. I didn't really mind that she was this way, every fairytale needs a villain after all.

Conclusion: 3.5 / 5 stars. It's not the best piece of literature out there, but it's definitely worth a read.

About the Author:

Craig Staufenberg is a writer and filmmaker living in NYC.
Website: http://www.craigstaufenberg.com/