GirlinTheWall_300Reviewed by Krystal Larson

Ariel and Sera are two girls who just cannot get along. They exist as enemies for a long time until Sera is forced to go to Ariel’s birthday party. At the party, Sera’s dad hopes that the two will reconcile their differences; little does he know that that is the last thing that will happen.

The Girl in the Wall is full of death, friendship, intrigue, and suspense. With an unexpected last-minute guest on the loose with a gun, can the two girls settle their differences enough to save lives?

This book was a really fun read. The reader may think that there will be constant action, and for the most part that is true; however, there is a lot of focus on the back-stories of the characters and many scenes that are purely descriptive. The novel waffles between Sera and Ariel’s points of view and it is very easy to get to know the two girls well. They have their good and bad points and their characters may remind the reader of high-school friends or acquaintances.

In a weird way, even with Sera and Ariel “speaking” directly to the reader, the novel felt more like a screenshot of their lives. The plot was sometimes difficult to follow. It was not always apparent who would be alive at the end of the book and that uncertainty did make the reading more fun. The ending felt like it was just too fast. It was hard to reconcile the prior events with the ending; the reader may feel as if he/she hasn’t gotten the full story.

Overall, this was an enjoyable novel. The Girl in the Wall feels like an airplane novel or one to read on a rainy day. I wish there had been a little more character development and more focus on the ending. This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Krystal is a young college student who loves meeting new authors and finding great books! Her favorite place to read is the Botanic Gardens.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by FSB Associates. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.