Wolfboy is getting restless. ‘Are you ready to go?’
I grab one of his hands and pancake it between mine. His eyes are so dark, I think of the impossibility of ever really knowing him.
‘One more thing. See all this…’ I look up at the stars and the lights and the velvety night and the strange, strange world. ‘This is all we have, just this. Just now.’
It’s the little things – the stars and the lights and the velvety night and the strange, strange world – in THIS IS SHYNESS that really get me. Leanne Hall’s prose is so subtle and sweet, so very rich. It’s a bit like eating pop rocks too – that tangy smell, and the short explosion of taste in your mouth…and then they’re gone. I loved everything about Wildgirl and Wolfboy’s adventure. I wanted to meet the Kidds, and kiss a pirate – I even wanted a tarsier of my own! I wanted the long night to never end, and I was perfectly happy with the vague ending, full of promise and hope.
But what did you think? The Book Smugglers declared that describing THIS IS SHYNESS is ‘like describing a Dali painting to someone who has never seen one.’ In spite of the difficulties, let us know what you thought of the book, your reading experience, and whether you’ve read on to the sequel QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, or any of Leanne’s other books.
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