Het meisje met de glazen voeten by Ali Shaw

  • Started on: 2011-02-14
  • Finished on: 2011-02-16
  • Read in: Dutch
  • Rating: “****-”
  • Genre(s): Fantasy

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I picked up this book purely by chance at the library, attracted by the cover and the title. The book describes the island of Sint Hauda, and the illness of Ida, who is slowly turning into glass. The story has a certain mood that really attracted me to it, and I couldn’t put it down. This was a good book to read on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
The island is weird, with fantasy creatures and people who all have their own problems. The story is an allegory (I presume, also from the book club questions in the back) but I just liked it for the story. It took a bit getting used to the flashbacks and character changes which sometimes happen unannounced. I am having a hard time describing just what it is I liked so much, and also a hard time agreeing with the more negative reviews on LT. I guess I just like it for what it is, and for me it was a great tragic story.