Book Title: Somewhere in Between
Author: Katie Li
Number of Pages: 146
Publishing Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Kung Fu Girl Books
My Fourth Book Review
Hi everyone! It’s been months since I reviewed a book because I’ve been real busy with school requirements and attendingsome school activities! 😭
(DISCLAIMER: The book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.)
First off, here’s the cover of the book made by Colleen Cole (@cocosquirl on IG) 😍
The book came with a postcard from the author’s e-zine! 😊
The Beautiful Worst (in which the author is also the curator) that features art, photos, writings, interviews, recipes and other internet sundries. You can visit it at http://www.KungFuGirlBooks.com
Here’s the Synopsis:
About the Book
Two friends find a portal to another dimension and use this “in-between place” to avoid the stress of their everyday lives. What they don’t realize is that every time they enter, they alter reality.
Pseudo-punk Magnolia and underachieving gamer-geek Rom are two unlikely friends who only hang out during their walks home together after school. When they find the a portal that leads to different worlds, they use the “in-between place” as an escape from their lives in high school, then later, after college.
Their visits through the portal bring them teetering along a tight-rope of fantasy and reality, where they don’t always believe what is in front of them, not even their feelings for each other.
The book is about changes—the ones that you can control, and the ones that you can’t. It’s about commitment and friendship. It’s about the stages in between where you have nothing but the unknown ahead of you.
Inspired by the work of Haruki Murakami and films like Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, Somewhere In Between is metaphysical coming-of-age story about defining love and finding yourself.
5/5 Stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
• Writing Style: The book is well written! Though some may be confused on some words (maybe because the book uses a lot of kinda hard-to-understand words) but for me, I’m more impressed on how the book presented a clear image on each scenes! The reader can really imagine what’s happening and can also feel what the “atmosphere” in the places they’ve been up to.
• Plot: The book for me, does not have a cliché story. The plot is well arranged. I like how the flashbacks are presented without having it too obvious. Readers should really be aware that the left and right allignment of the words signifies two different events.
• The Characters: There are two main characters presented. The name of the girl is Magnolia and the boy is named Rom. At first, I don’t know what to really expect with them but I finished the book loving them both anyway.
• Overall: I love the illustrations inside and the story itself! It’s a whole new story for me, I like their adventures to the “in-between”. I just hate how it ended that left me having a book hangover! I demand a BOOK TWO, author! 😂😍