Today I have a guest review from Cheryl Mahoney, who blogs at Tales of the Marvelous.
Title: Twisted Window
Here is Her Review
It’s challenging to give a description of The Twisted Window by Lois Duncan, because anything I say feels like I’m giving things away.
is a master at the careful reveal, the drawn-out suspense, and the sudden twist. I don’t think that skill is ever more evident than in this book, which is one reason I wanted to review it for Jill’s Lois Duncan month. In keeping with its name, it’s riddled with twists and unexpected turns in the story, and you can never be sure that what you think is happening is really what’s going on. Duncan
To give you a little hint of the plot: it begins when
realizes that a boy is staring at her across the high school cafeteria. He introduces himself as Brad, a new student, but she quickly comes to suspect that he’s not what he seems to be. Brad reveals that he’s come to town looking for a girl, and he wants Tracy to help him find her. Tracy
And that’s really all I can bear to tell you! Except that, in true
fashion, the stakes keep rising higher and higher, the tension rises right along with those stakes, and the countless twists will keep you guessing until the last chapter. Duncan
One thing I found strange the first time I read The Twisted Window was how little the window actually comes into it. There is a window, one which has a warp in the glass, but it’s a small piece of the book. On this read, and thinking about it from an older perspective, I think I was taking the title too literally. It’s not a glass window that’s twisted—it’s the window the reader has into the world, and the window the characters are looking at life through. And believe me, those two metaphorical windows…are twisted. In an appropriate for young adult readers sort of way, I mean. :)
A brilliant page-turner of a book. Highly recommended.
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