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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Tuesday Titles 026: The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull

The Visitors
The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull

I'll admit, I'm a bit of a cover-judger when it comes to books. There's nothing I like better when I'm not sure what to read next than to browse the shelves in my local library for a cover which piques my interest. 

That's how I came about reading The Visitors. The book centres on Adeliza Golding; a child born deaf and dumb, who then loses the poor sight she had as a result of scarlet fever when she's only three years old. She becomes more isolated, with only The Visitors to communicate with her. The Visitors is the name Liza gives to the ghosts of the dead people she encounters during her day to day life.

When Liza encounters Lottie, a young hop-picker working on her father's plantation, she is given the skills to communicate with other people and it's absolutely lovely to be able to share Liza's journey as she discovers more about the world around her. This was by far my favourite section of the book.

Liza eventually needs to put her communication skills with The Visitors to good use in order to help a friend out of a fairly tragic situation. She has to make some sacrifices and go through some heartbreak which only seems to make her stronger.

All in all, an easy and well-written read. Perfectly enjoyable.

Have you read any good books lately? Like me, do you choose books based on their covers? Be sure to pop over to last week's post to tell me what you've been reading lately in order to be in with a chance of winning a £25 book token.

6 comments:

  1. Gosh, it sounds a little heavy for me ha! I haven't read a book since my holiday in the Summer, hoping to catch up with my reading next week...

    Tara x

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    1. It wasn't that bad in terms of heaviness. I love reading but I don't feel I make enough time for it.

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  2. I TOTally choose books based on covers if I see something that looks nice! This book looks interesting though I'm not keen on ghosty books. X

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    1. Me too, but it's something I was always told not to do!

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  3. I judge books by their covers, too. If I don't like the cover, I won't bother picking it up to find out what it's about. Simple. I find judging books by covers often leads me to find amazing books and authors I would never have heard of otherwise, so it's not all bad! I really like the sound of this book, so I'll have to check it out sooner or later. My reading list could probably stretch to Pluto and back so it might take a while. Lol. xx

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    1. I always worry that sometimes I'll miss out on something which might be a great book but has a dull cover.

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