Horror/Mystery Book Not Appropriate For Younger Audiences

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Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan follows Daniel Lever and his depressed dad who decides to take a holiday to go to a place called Leisure World in order to get some “time away” from home

Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan follows Daniel Lever and his depressed dad who decides to take a holiday to go to a place called Leisure World in order to get some “time away” from home. One day Daniel meets Lexi. Lexi is funny and smart. The only problem is each time Daniel comes to meet Lexi she gets a new injury. Daniel has so many questions to ask Lexi. Where are your parents? Why is your watch ticking backwards? Why do you keep getting injuries? All Daniel wanted was a normal holiday….

 

This story is mainly about how Daniel keeps digging to find out more and more about Lexi. Most of the time when Daniel was trying to find out more about Lexi he would find something super mysterious. I felt more compelled to Lexi, both as a person and as a reader because she is very likeable.

 

When I first started reading the book I was really into it but a few pages later I felt as if the author added extra inappropriate words and names that really were not needed. However, some of the inappropriate parts were needed to show how Daniel’s dad showed his emotions to Daniel. The plot was very complicated and the ending of the story was not clear.

 

I definitely feel as if I would have enjoyed this book more if I had been older and would not have been as bothered by the language and references to inappropriate words. I would not recommend this book to someone 13 years and younger for language and violence. This book is approximately 216 pages and was a hard read for me.