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The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw

‘What I’m trying to say, Midas, is that when a person feels imprisoned by their circumstances, they make mistakes.’

‘A mysterious metamorphosis has taken hold of Ida MacLaird – she is slowly turning into glass. Fragile and determined to find a cure, she returns to the strange, enchanted island where she believes the transformation began, in search of reclusive Henry Fuwa, the one who might just be able to help.

Instead she meets Midas Crook, and another transformation begins: as Midas helps Ida come to terms with her condition, they fall in love. What they need most is time – and time is slipping away fast.’ – Book’s Summary.

A modern fairytale novel, that’s how I describe it. I borrowed this book from my cousin who told me that she haven’t even started reading due to her exams so I decided to read it first and finished it…FAST! And when I mean FAST, I mean I have to review it after I finished it…FAST!

It turns out Brunei Times has review this book early this year. But anyway, my review…

I think most of the stories being told are about Midas and how his relationship with his estrange father. And how he hates his father for the treatment he gave to him and his mother. And then there’s his mother, who might have an affair with Henry Fuwa but she also tries so hard to get her husband’s attention for love. Back to Midas, he has this great hobby of photography, also works for his friend at the Florist and sometimes babysits for his friend’s daughter when he’s not around. Back to Midas, he is a very shy person, not very social and oh, Midas hates water.

Then, there’s Ida MacLaird with her glass feet. She used to be a very active person until she gets curse but still wild and free… Sort of. She went back to the island to search for Henry Fuwa because he might have all the answers to her feet. While searching for Henry, she stayed with one of her parents’ friends living on that island and his name is Carl.

When Ida met Midas, they fall in love. But with the glass starting to grow towards her other parts of her body, time is slipping away. Will it be too late for both of them once Ida turns completely into glass? Or will they find the cure BEFORE she turns into glass?

The description is pretty obvious to me so I didn’t have this ‘expectation’ feeling when I started reading the book. The starting is pretty fast because they met. And the story also got me all confusing with the characters but only for like some pages. Who is who and I also go like, ‘err…What?’ and I have to reread again :S. But sometimes I feel like trying ‘to give advice’ to these characters but…I guess I’m too emotional. LOL~ Love the little spark of romance between the characters. Though, I don’t like the little affairs going on with other characters. And lastly, the ending is pretty unexpected for me.

All in all, a very slow story that it makes you want to skip to the good parts (I tried doing that but I might miss the important stuffs), the idea of the story is pretty awesome. The characters are not so clichés and, it makes me think a lot about it after I finished it.

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