This story reminded me of Coraline. I liked it, but there was something about the whole thing i didn't like and i can't quite put my finger on what it was... The writing, maybe? I don't know... I took me a little while to get into it, but once i did, i did enjoy it. It was creepy and creative.
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I thought it was really interesting that the main character had synesthesia. The timing was good too because i'd just read something about that on the internet. It's definitely not something one hears about often.
*Review written on July 24, 2015.*