I’ve been anxiously waiting to read Her Fearful Symmetry since it came out because I loved The Time Traveler’s Wife. I used self-control and didn’t buy it when it came out though because I knew I wouldn’t have time to read it. My parents ended up buying it for me for Christmas, and I finished it this morning, just in time for a new semester to begin.
I’m forgoing the summary because 1) I’m horrible at them, 2) I tried summarizing this book already and I found it quite difficult (probably related to item 1), 3) I’m sure most people already know all about this book.
I found this book to be very…intriguing. Separated twins. Mirror-image twins. Cemetery. Ghosts. Little Kitten of Death. It all makes for a strange ghost story, but I honestly preferred the events involving Martin, a secondary character, more than anything happening with the main characters. Maybe that’s because, in some ways, I can relate with Martin. Not to the same extremity of course, but I certainly sympathized and rooted for him.
Back to the main plot of the book: I liked the first 2/3 or so, but then it started falling short for me. I found the ending thoroughly predictable, and the entire situation involving Edie, Elspeth, and Jack just didn’t seem “right.” I’m glad it wasn’t a happily-ever-after ending (I certainly wasn’t looking for that), but I just wish it would have been different. I can’t even explain what I would have liked to happened…
I’m currently at a loss for what else to say about Her Fearful Symmetry. It was a fairly enjoyable read, but I can’t shake the feeling that it just wasn’t quite right…
I'm 30. When did that happen?
I don't feel 30, so I guess this is my attempt to figure out who I am at this point in my life that has snuck up on me oh-so-quickly.