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.
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