Hello friends, I’m here with a review of Ghost Town Girl by Debra Cunningham, this was an ARC that I very kindly received from NetGalley and BooksGoSocial – so thank you to them!
Overall rating – 1 out of 5 stars.
I came so exceptionally close to DNFR this book even just after a couple of chapters… The chapter formatting and layout of this book was absolutely horrendous, and there were several (read hundreds) of sentences where the space bar seems to have been broken and two or three words were jammed together.
Because of this lack of proper distinguishable chapters it was really hard to keep track of who was narrating the story and the location they were in, or the story itself. It just didn’t flow.
I also felt that the book lacked a clear direction, there were large sections that just felt like space fillers and didn’t contribute to the story. There was too much of our characters stuck in the forest or the desert (it wasn’t clear whether it was forest or desert, the author seemed to describe both) and not enough plot.
There were far too many strands towards the end of the story too, which really started to confuse things for me.
Because of this I felt it really hard to connect with the characters, I feel like we didn’t get to know them enough and they weren’t as developed as they could have been. I do think if we had a better connection with them the book would have been better, I personally would have had more emotion towards their situation.
And the ending was really disappointing, it felt very meh. It was as if the author wanted to tie everything up quickly and threw together what she could.
Ghost Town Girl was just nothing like the blurb and a really disappointing read.
Let me know if you’ve read this book as I’d love to know what you thought!
Until next time, Em xxx