Each month there are several books that I start to read but for one reason or another I just can’t get into. I have a fairly low tolerance for the books I read, usually only giving them between 50-100 pages before I quit. There are just too many books to read and not enough time to “trudge” through something I’m not enjoying. However, I recently realized that I never mention them on here. So I’ve decided to do a monthly feature looking at some of the books I just couldn’t get into and why.
I haven’t done one of these in forever; I’ve been on such a reading roll.
Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison (25 pages) –I want to start by saying that I really liked the premise and I commend Harrison for trying to take on a classic and make it more relevant. But I couldn’t get past the writing. It didn’t have great flow and it lacked authenticity. It felt so dis-jointed that I couldn’t connect with the characters or what was going on. I’ve seen some reviewers suggesting it might be better suited for tweens, but I think even they might be frustrated with the writing. The cover is stunning though.
*I should note that I read an e-galley so there is a chance some of the writing might be cleaned up before print.