Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Review: The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan
Released: October 02, 2008
Published by: Anderson Press Ltd
Pages: 192, paperback
Young Adult
Author, part of blog tour
Overall: Fabulous!

Sam knows that he and his friend Lloyd made a colossal mistake when they accepted the ride home. They have ended up in a dark mansion in the middle of nowhere with man who means to harm them. But Sam doesn't know how to get them out. They were trapped, then separated. Now they are alone. Will either of them get out alive? This gripping and hypnotic thriller will have you reading late into the night.

My Thoughts:
Savita Kalhan spares no time with The Long Weekend diving into the scary tale.  Even written for the young adult audience, Savita Kalhan also spared no expense leaving an imprint just like its senior, thriller, counterparts.

One of the many facets that added to the creep-factor of The Long Weekend was how realistic the voice of Sam, the eleven year old main character, was.  Sam's voice seemed to be genuine of any eleven year old boy, tugging at my heart, wanting to step through the pages and help him and his friend, Lloyd.

The accuracy of the characters was only the beginning.  Savita Kalhan told a story which flowed beautifully and was painted eerily lifelike.  Even though The Long Weekend was not insanely graphic, I saw it and it was all there, no pieces missing.  I was provided with a strong book from start to finish.

I must say, even though I am not one for horrifying adventures, sum it up to the after affects these stories leave on me, Savita Kalhan drew me in with her unique style of choppy, yet gentle, writing and her ability to tell a tale.  The Long Weekend was a gripping young adult thriller, that will tug at your heart and have you turning over your shoulder. 

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