Futuristic Novel Is Not as Captivating As Portrayed

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The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist was a decent science fiction novel. It wasn’t as captivating as it the cover and description claim, but a few chapters held my attention.

The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist was a decent science fiction novel. It wasn’t as captivating as it the cover and description claim, but a few chapters held my attention. This novel follows four sisters named Veronika, Caroline, Isobel and Eleanor.

The teen siblings are completely identical except for their hair. Veronika has fiery red hair. Caroline is a brunette. Isobel has sheer blond hair. Eleanor has a bold, black cut. They go about their days on a remote island, going on short walks and telling their caretakers everything that they observe. On her daily walk to the beach, Veronika stumbles upon a girl face-down in the sand. She drags the mysterious girl back to the house. The family discovers that the girl’s name is May and she was in a terrible boat accident. May and Veronika become close friends, and May informs the Veronika and the other girls about the world outside of the miniscule island. Not only do Veronika, Caroline, Isobel and Eleanor learn about themselves, but also how they got to the island and about their caretakers, Irene and Robbert.

This was not a fantastic book, but some parts were engaging. It would help if the author had more suspense and a more engaging plot. This book has 230 pages and 11 chapters, so it is an easy read. If you are patient and enjoy futuristic novels, The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist would be a good book for you.