Books Contemporary YA

Flutter by Gina Linko [book review]

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Flutter

Book: Flutter

By: Gina Linko

Published: October 23, 2012

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Pages: 352

Genre: Ya Romance

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Flutter book summary:

All Emery wants is to live her life like any normal 17-year-old. She wants to go to school and be able to hang out with friends. But for as long as she remembers she has had really bad seizures. Over the past few years, these seizures have consumed her life. She feels like there’s more to seizures and she calls them loops. She thinks they are moments where she travels through time but they are starting to take a toll on her physically.

When she escapes the hospital she travels to the place where her loops take place. When she gets there she meets someone that she is drawn to. On the plus side, he’s drawn to her as well and helps her try to escape her father.

What I thought

So, I don’t remember when I bought Flutter but I did buy it a while back on my Kindle. I’m not sure what stood out to me with this book because this isn’t my typical read. That’s probably why I have mixed feelings about the story.

Flutter is a cool story and has an awesome concept. It follows a girl who has seizures that she thinks make her time travel. No one believes her but she knows that it’s real. Can she figure out what’s going on before she dies?

What the main character goes through is cool and scary at the same time. It would suck not to be able to control your body and have a father who views you as an experiment. Not having a parent who cares about you while you’re going through a hard time sucks.

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My issue is that what the character goes through is never really explained. Why is she going through this? How is she going through this? An explanation is lacking which is what frustrates me with the story. It makes the story feel like it’s not flushed out or thought out. I just don’t understand why we don’t even know why this is happening. It makes me feel like the author never really thought about an explanation so they just left it out. Maybe I’m just overreacting to it.

On another note, I hated how the book ended. I wish it had ended on a different note than what happened. Eventually, they would have been found, so there was no way around it. I wish it would have ended on a better note. To me that would have been more satisfying. I’m also curious how her best friend managed to keep finding her when her father had professionals and couldn’t.

Let’s not get started on the trauma her friend experienced following her decision.

If you enjoyed this review then make sure to check out my list of YA dystopian novels.

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