I seem to be reading a lot of books where the main character has a parent die. Maybe that makes for good plot lines. Wait Until Twilight is described as a coming of age story and it is. The story starts a year after sixteen-year-old Samuel’s mother has died and right away you get an idea of the effect this has had on his family. He studies hard and wants to ace his classes because when he is studying hard he doesn’t think of other things and feels ‘normal’. While working on a class video project, his friend takes him to a house where he sees a set of deformed triplets. The mother says, ‘There is nothing wrong with them, they are my miracles.’

The story takes you through Samuel’s life at school, his relationships with his friends versus his family, his growing obsession with these triplets and trying to not be killed by the triplets brother. He determines that he needs to save these babies from their brother. In doing so he learns more about himself and develops his personality from a boy to a young man.

I liked the pace of this novel. The way the author took you through Samuel’s day and the good behavior/bad behavior common to most teenage boys. I almost could feel the fear he was experiencing, first with regard to himself, second when he realized the babies were in danger. When he decides to save them, you know he has reached the point where he can move past his mother’s death and get on with his life.

Young Adult Fiction
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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

One response

  1. Belle says:

    I’m waiting for this one right now, hope it gets here soon. Read the first chapter and it was so gothic, really caught my attention!