Book Title: Tin Lily
Author: Joann Swanson
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Source: Kindle E-Book (Library)
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The Feels: 2/5
Backdrop (World Building): 3.5/5
Book Cover: 3/5
Ending: 3.5/5 Cliffhanger: Stand Alone
I only read this because I needed a book with a metal in the title, for a reading challenge…Tin Lily fit that. I probably wouldn’t have ever gave it a second glance, otherwise. To me it feels like the author read how-to-write-a-story-101, complete with not-so-subtle symbolism (with all the tin/metal references). For me, it just came off as too structured and not enough heart. I didn’t really connect with the characters. I only felt like I should feel sadness for them, instead of actually feeling it.
The ending is the only time I felt into this book, and saved it from a 2 star rating. But, maybe, I was just happy I was almost finished.
Not a factor.