In the beginning of this week I read this little gem:
Midory by Moonlight by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
I loved, no LURVED! the plot, the storyline! I've been a big fan of Japan ever since I've read my first book by Federica de Cesco by the age of 8. But when I said gem, I meant it. This is an unpolished Jewel, a Diamond in the rough.
I loved everything about the story, I liked Midori and I fell a little bit in love with Shinji.
But I'm sorry to say that I was close to throw it away several times. I hated, no HATED the writing. I don't like the patronizing style, I really don't. If you've been reading this blog for a time you already know that the writing style I love best is the one from the 'I' -perspective.
One of my most favourite books last year was Wendy Nelson Tokunagas Love in Translation, what a tremendous difference in writing, writing style.
Anyway, even though I really hated the writing I was enough interested in the story, that I couldn't put it away. I really couldn't. And believe me, I tried! But the book kept showing up on the weirdest places and I really didn't have any choice but to finish it, and I'm glad I did..it gave me joy, and now I'm really really looking forward to Wendy N.Tokunagas next book, whenever that is. Because she is one h*** of a story-teller and her writing in the newest book is wonderful...so it can only get better! YaY!!