All three books in the Zellie Wells trilogy, Glimpse, Glimmer and Glow, in one volume.
©2011 Stacey Wallace Benefiel (P)2012 Stacey Wallace Benefiel
A more sincere reader, less graphic sex and foul language among 14-16 year olds
Teenage angst, sarcasm
Marcus in the third story ....didn't add anything to the story
All in all, the plot was okay and kept my attention. However, there were several things that almost made me stop listening, except that I had spent a whole credit on this book! Ooops, forgot about the return it option. Perhaps I should have.
The readers voice, especially in the first half of the first book, dripped sarcasm and teenage disrespect with every word. Also her pronunciation at times seemed almost exaggerated, which distracted me.
I am a Christian, and the spiritual parts of the story interested me. The main characters are daughters of a Lutheran pastor. They go to youth group and et cetera, but there is no indication that they have a true faith in God, although they are swept up into an entirely different supernatural kind of good vs evil battle. I did appreciate, however, that the pastor dad was not ridiculed or made out to be a hypocrite, just somewhat confused and clueless at times.
I am a 40 year old mother of toddlers but I enjoy young adult fiction. For parents, there are a lot of questionable elements in these stories. It is assumed that kids will have sex when they are teenagers. There are 2 graphic sexual encounters between 16 years olds in the second novel. There are many gay characters in the story and one bisexual character, although no graphic descriptions of their relationships. Also, pretty much all of the teenagers use foul language at times throughout the series. I think there could be some discussion points for parents and kids reading these books together, but I don't think I'd want my teenager reading these stories without any input from a parent.
Too mush reflection and not enough plot.
The narration was okay but didn't help the story any.
Too much to mention.
The plot has potential but falls apart pretty quickly. The characters all reflect to intensely on every decision and there is to much self loathing. The same plot could have been accomplished with a third the length, and is to close to a bad soap opera for my taste. The explanations of the abilities was never satisfying.
Yes, it was a great story.
I don't want to give anything away.
I like the title of the book, I think I would keep it the same.
It was a really good book, lots of cliff hangers!
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