Author: Emily Hainsworth
I picked up this book because of all the rave
reviews out there from fellow book nerds. It's not a book I
would pick up otherwise, usually I read to escape “normal” and be lost in a
world of paranormal, utter destruction or witchcraft. I should have stuck to my guns on this one…
Everything in Cam’s life is tragic. His leg is injured preventing him from
playing football, his parents are divorced and now the love of his life, Viv,
is dead, mostly because of him. Cam
can’t shake the feelings of regret, or leave Viv’s memorial until he sees a
mysterious green light projecting from a girl he’s never seen before but undoubtedly
Things take a turning point
when this girl, Nina, shows up on Cam’s doorstep claiming everything in his
world looks the same but is different from the world she knows. Determined to find the truth, Cam follows
Nina through the green light to find an alternate universe, where Viv is still
alive. But is everything as it
seems? What kind of lives do Cam, Viv,
and Nina lead in this alternate world?
What I LIKED about this book
Initially, I liked the concept. I thought an alternate universe might be
interesting, and I wondered how the characters would be different in each
What I DISLIKED about this book
Most of it.
Sorry. So NOT a fan. I needed more action, more exchanges between
Nina and Cam and more fantasy. Like I
mentioned before, I need a book that will transport me into a world of fantasy,
and this was not it. I hated how love
sick Cam was. I realize his life was
terrible but I could do with less pouting from him.
Overall I’m going to give this book 2 out of 5
stars. I think Through to You will appeal to a truly young adult audience; I just
didn’t want to read a book about how unfair life is in high school.