Pocketful of Sand

Pocketful of Sand - M. Leighton 2.75/5 stars

I really liked the premise of the story and I liked the beginning and found it promising. But after that it just went way too fast, too much "insta-love".. and some other things....


Things I liked:
- Emmy... She was very cute and I liked her
- The beginning of the story
- The beach
- The main characters: I liked them both seperately from each other.

Things I didn't like:
- How fast their relationship develops. He is a hermit for years but all of a sudden he's not anymore. All of a sudden they're having sex and are always together. It just wasn't a really natural progression and felt a bit forced.
- Some things just came out of nowhere and took away from the story instead of adding to it. For example: All of a sudden him being married - not cool. The whole thing with Emmy's dad showing up... it came out of nowhere
and wasn't even really that resolved. I mean... it's a huge thing for her and Emmy and it's just brushed aside like an after thought. Also the thing that happens with Emmy near the end... I find it hard to believe that a girl who is so wise for her age would do that.
- The ending(s)... it was just weird. The happy ending was a little rushed and felt unfinished. The second ending was so weird and kind of ruined the book for me.

All in all, I think this book lacks some much needed depth and I think it's a shame, because I really wanted to like it too. Oh well, can't win them all I guess.