Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Death is what you make it. . . .
Eleanor never wanted to leave the daughter she loved so much. The overpowering urge to wander -- to search, without knowing what she sought -- drove her away. She left little Cassidy in her family's loving care. But Cassidy and the others died in an accident before Eleanor could find her way home.
Now, they are all reunited, in an afterlife where nothing is truly lost: places once loved may be revisited, memories relived and even shared. Surely this is a place where they can understand and heal. And yet, the restlessness that shaped Eleanor's life still haunts her in death. Somehow, she must solve the mystery of her life -- or none of them will be at peace.
Wander Home was a wonderful and original novel written by Karen A. Wyle. This book was written in the perspectives of the main characters. This has helped us keep up with the events of the book as they went along and has also provided us a way to connect with each character. One of my favorites would have to be Cassidy.
Although the book started off in a way that was a little confusing, the author has managed to answer all the questions as the book progresses. In this book, the characters are in an after-life in which they may be any age they desire and can recollect or live out past memories. Now this, I wish would happen cause that's pretty cool - gettig to be as young or old as you want at any given time and being able to revisit your greatest moments.
With that said, Eleanor and her family can't enjoy this life unless they figure out all the mysteries going about like the dreams she has and the figures she dreams about when they appear in the after-life. And what about the mysterious young man who feels so familiar and that she ends up dreaming about? What does he want with her? And why on Earth does he says that he needs to tell her things about her past life?
Wander Home has a few surprises here and there, unfortunately I predicted the most important one, but that didn't stop me from enjoying it! I hope to see more books from the author!
Posted by Reena H.