Crater – Homer Hickam

When I read the cover for this book, I was excited about the potential for it, as it immediately sounded like a book I could get into. The plot for the story had potential, however reading the book I found that Crater failed to live up to potential.
The main reasons for this were:
·      Chaotic plot progression: I did not know where I was half the time in the novel. We’d go from one character to another, or we’d jump from one plot to the next so fast you could hardly keep track.
·      Flat Characters: We’d not focus on one character enough to really get to know them. Or they’d disappear for no reason, or die rather suddenly.
·      Writing: It seemed choppy and without an apparent order of events. Almost like it was a first draft. I found a lot of transition problems amongst different chapters, characters, plot ideas…I mean at one point it was talked about arriving somewhere, then you go back and you’re attacked, then you arrive there. It just seemed out of place, especially with how it was being talked about.
In the end as much as I would like to suggest this book for further readers, I would also suggest changing and fixing some of the mistakes and the flow of this title. Teens and young readers I imagine would enjoy this title. I give Crater two out of five stars for a good idea that needs a bit more refinement.

I have received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.

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