A true test for any entertainment I consume is whether or not it stays with me. It can be easy to be swept up in the moment and overlook a lot of things, or fail to really evaluate the merits or shortcomings of anything.
So books that stay with me? Those are great books. There was a lot in Salt that I identified with. A sense of loneliness and isolation. The feeling of trying so hard and still being the second choice. The fear of throwing everything away for a hope/dream/goal and perhaps still coming up short, never having had a chance at a normal life.
This is a YA story with monsters. When their parents go missing, Indi and his siblings are determined to find the truth. Teenagers Indi and Beleza are forced to take charge and care for their much younger siblings, keep their boat afloat and keep food on the table, all while slaying the monsters that they have the ability to see.
My original review is here. The book is available via Amazon and in your local bookstores. And there’s still time to get this gripping tale before Christmas.
Advent Day 13: Blackkklansman
Advent Day 14: Dark
Advent Day 15: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Advent Day 16: Terror is our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horror
Advent Day 17: Freeze-Frame Revolution
Advent Day 18: Haunting of Hill House
Advent Day 19: Wind River
Advent Day 20: Letterkenny
Advent Day 21: Black Mirror
Advent Day 22: The Oddling Prince
Advent Day 23: The Americans
Advent Day 24: Fight Fascism
Advent Day 25: Bodyguard
Advent Day 26: Baskets
Advent Day 27: Literature