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Will and Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge

on February 10, 2014

Will & WhitWill & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Okay, first of all, the cover of this book totally tricked me. Not in a bad way, probably in a good way. If you are looking for a book about two people named Will and Whit who fall in love and sit on a log and cuddle, do not read this book. You will be sorely disappointed.

Will and Whit is about a girl named Will and her life before and after a storm named Whit strikes. (Yup, that’s not them on the cover.) One thing you need to know about Will is that she is afraid of the dark. Rather, she’s afraid of the shadows that appear in low light. Because of the blackout that comes as a result of the storm Will has to face her fears and turn them into something pleasant so that she can move on.

For me, the book was just okay. There were just too many why’s for me and I think that the story would have been a lot stronger if those why’s were answered. The biggest why was why was Will so afraid of the dark? From some of the hints dropped in the story I’m guessing it has something to do with what happened to her parents, but I don’t know for sure. Because of this, the shadows just didn’t seem creepy to me. I think I would have felt a greater sense of triumph for Will at the end if I knew what caused her fear in the first place.

It’s not a bad book but it felt more like it was more about Will’s friends than it was about Will and, if that’s the case then the cover should have had them instead. 🙂

BTW, I think I know why the cover is what the cover is and it is really very bittersweet and possibly what saved the book for me so…there you go.


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