Review for Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne

Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne

TITLE: Still Waters
AUTHOR: Emma Carlson Berne
PUBLICATION DATE: December 20, 2011
PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
PAGES: 212 pages
FORMAT: Ebook
SOURCE: PulseIt
RATING: 3 stars

Everyone is comparing this book to The Shining, but since I’ve never watched or read The Shining, I don’t see that.

I disliked Hannah instantly. The idea of having a romantic getaway with your boyfriend before he leaves for college is good, but the idea of taking him to a cabin in the middle of no where that he has expressed his hatred for? Dumb idea. But I kept reading anyway because it was interesting enough and I wanted to see where it went. It was creepy and eerie and just plain weird at some points. I see a lot of people complaining about the ending, but I didn’t find any fault in that. My issue is this should have been longer. It’s a scant 200 pages and that just doesn’t feel like enough for good character developement and definitely not enough for that specific plot.

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