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REVIEW: The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

The Butterfly Garden
by Dot Hutchison
“Some people stay broken. Some pick up the pieces and put them back together with all the sharp edges showing.”

It is Halloween season, so I wanted to get into the spirit by reading a scary story. Pretty much this book emitted an eerie vibe once I sat down to read it. It did not really scare me from it, rather it did the opposite, it allured me to keep turning the pages.  

 The author treated readers to an original story that simply have readers guessing from day one. The subtle plot twists made it seem as though there’s more to the story then what Mayra is leading on.

Unique narrative created really made readers feel as though they are in the interrogation room one minute and in the Garden when she has a flash back. It’s not really a linear story line, where there was a definite beginning or ending.

The trick was making readers recall all the names of the girls in the Garden without there really being any significant in remember their names. It makes sense as to how many girls have been kidnapped by the Gardeners, but it does make any sense if their names are thrown left and right without any purpose to it. A simple list would make easier for readers. Getting familiarize with the girls names really set the story back.

Characters developed to where there is more to them than meet the eyes. Mayra noted as one of the brave girl with a straight forward kind of personality. Desmond is not his like his father, yet not particular convince on his actions.

If you are tricking or treating early this year for Halloween, then this book have them both if you are looking for a sweet treat or a witty trick.

Rating: 3 – 3.5 stars


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