I read The Fourth Wall by Elizabeth Naranjo (a fellow author published through WiDo) earlier this year. And recently, I interviewed her on my website, which you can reread here.
At that time, I said I would post my review of the book. Well, I apologize that it has been so long since I got around to it. Life has been extremely busy here and the blog has somewhat been neglected (I will write about that at a later time). However, here is the review I said I would post. I liked the book; I thought it was great, and I highly recommend you buy it and give it a read. That being said, here is my review:
The Fourth Wall was a compelling novel that was profoundly sad at times. We see the aftermath of a family trying to cope with difficulties that life brings them. One of my favorite parts of the book is the love the father shows his children, and the struggle he goes through as he tries to do what is best for the family. That resonated with me and was quite moving. I think Naranjo has a gift with language. It is very vivid and evocative. While Naranjo could have made Marin very cynical and jaded, she didn’t (which I’m glad of). She was a just young girl who had to deal with very adult things. Overall, I enjoyed this novel very much and look forward to other stories that she writes.
Scott Keen is the author of three young adult fantasy novels, Scar of the Downers, Rise of the Branded, and War of the Downer King.