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Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass


Summary on Goodreads.

"Castella Cresswell and her five siblings—Hannan, Caspar, Mortimer, Delvive, and Jerusalem—know what it’s like to be different. For years, their world has been confined to their ramshackle family home deep in the woods of upstate New York. They abide by the strict rule of God, whose messages come directly from their father..." [+ more]

I just loved, loved, loved this book. The writing style is my kind of thing and the development is just so real that I felt as if I wrote it :-) Ha ha!

This is about a "cult" but unlike other cult books, this one makes sense because the main character's doubts are well portraited. She believes, and sometimes she doesn't, but then she asks herself "but what if..." This book is so real in so many levels that sometimes I felt I was Castella. Finally, I found a book about a cult that is believable.

Of course the Cresswell are the odd family in town, but Castella doesn't really dwell on that. Eventually she realizes what is wrong and right and stands up for it. Her character is fully developed and we can see how she grows out of her shell into a fuller person and has to make decisions to save her entire family.

I could understand and relate to why Castella believed in what she believed and how she grew out of such belief.

I liked this book so much and found it to be so complete that I'm adding this author to my list of favorite authors.