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Re: Sarah's Journey

Post by Amagine » 08 Oct 2017, 12:54

Gingerbo0ks wrote:
Christina Rose wrote:I found it somewhat hard to follow. I had a hard time keeping up with the different characters. It was very descriptive, yes, but it took me longer to get through this part of the novel. I had to kinda slow down.
I would say I felt exactly the same. I appreciate all the description though, I just feel it could have been a bit more easier on the reader.
I completely agree
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 08 Oct 2017, 14:49

Amagine wrote:
Gingerbo0ks wrote:
Christina Rose wrote:I found it somewhat hard to follow. I had a hard time keeping up with the different characters. It was very descriptive, yes, but it took me longer to get through this part of the novel. I had to kinda slow down.
I would say I felt exactly the same. I appreciate all the description though, I just feel it could have been a bit more easier on the reader.
I completely agree
But I thought you said you enjoyed this part of the book and Sarah's story more?
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Post by Amagine » 08 Oct 2017, 16:11

I enjoyed the descriptions, especially when I saw that the pictures that matched up to the descriptions. I completely agree that it was a little over done though. It could have been shortened. Also I never said that I enjoyed Sarah's story more. I always maintained that the scenes with Strong Heart (the past) were my favorite. :)
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 08 Oct 2017, 16:41

Yes, sorry, I meant I thought you enjoyed Strong Heart's more. It is a little over done.
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Post by meteku4 » 08 Oct 2017, 16:48

I imagine how hectic it may be for the author to vividly describe those scenes. But in all sincerity, I was scared for Sarah.

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Post by ZenaLei7 » 08 Oct 2017, 21:25

Personally, I thought it was hard to follow. I thought that her story was so unbelievable that I had to go back and reread the part before her journey started so I could make sense of what was happening. I think the author should have made her story seem more believable.
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Post by jonaya » 09 Oct 2017, 02:46

at first I thought Sarah will not be the main character and I could focus much on Tom and what will Ruth do at the later stage but that changed when Tom started comparing her with her aunt Myrah.So Sarah journey was like from nobody to somebody

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Post by meteku4 » 09 Oct 2017, 05:41

jonaya wrote:at first I thought Sarah will not be the main character and I could focus much on Tom and what will Ruth do at the later stage but that changed when Tom started comparing her with her aunt Myrah.So Sarah journey was like from nobody to somebody
Yeah, it appears so. I attribute that to the slow development of the plot.

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Post by prenaramesh » 09 Oct 2017, 09:11

Mallory Whitaker wrote:It was very descriptive. I found all of the nautical talk exhausting though. I thought it disrupted the pacing too much for me to really be scared for her. I found it a little hard to follow, especially in the beginning. I had no idea what was happening and the names and characters were hard for me to keep track of. As they got narrowed down though, it got easier.
I agree! There were too many characters introduced in a short space of time.

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The imagery was amazing. I felt the weather, tasted the food, smell the blood. It's great.

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Post by Atabon Della » 14 Oct 2017, 17:13

Sarah did a great job at describing her journey and the subsequent adventures. In fact this is one of the things that made me think that the character was a little too much for a teen of her age. How could she tell all the story so coherently? Very descriptive in her narration.

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Post by meteku4 » 14 Oct 2017, 18:15

Atabon Della wrote:Sarah did a great job at describing her journey and the subsequent adventures. In fact this is one of the things that made me think that the character was a little too much for a teen of her age. How could she tell all the story so coherently? Very descriptive in her narration.
You have a strong point.

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Post by K_Robinson » 29 Oct 2017, 22:44

Mallory Whitaker wrote:It was very descriptive. I found all of the nautical talk exhausting though. I thought it disrupted the pacing too much for me to really be scared for her. I found it a little hard to follow, especially in the beginning. I had no idea what was happening and the names and characters were hard for me to keep track of. As they got narrowed down though, it got easier.
My thoughts exactly! I am directionally challenged, so all of the authors cardinal direction descriptions had me completely lost! I also had a hard time transitioning to the visionary sequence the first time it happened. I had to re-read the first page of the chapter a couple times to get my bearings straight. I did, however, feel the intensity in the last scene of her visionary sequence when the bears attacked and killed all but a few of them. I remember holding my breath while reading that part!

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Post by Momiji1987 » 18 Dec 2017, 19:20

I love it when an author has the ability to bring the environment to life. It makes you feel like you are there experiencing it with the characters, so this book does that perfectly.

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Post by CNWaweru » 26 Jan 2018, 02:52

Honestly, I was lost somewhere in the translations. The descriptions were so vivid that I also felt like I was there with them.
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