I read and thoroughly enjoyed Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I liked the drama, the action, and the romance of it all. I thought the characters were really very likable and I found the end to be quite satisfying. Megan ,on the other hand, did not care for this book and I’m still confused as to why that might be… Was it how clever the chapters went from her point of view to his point of view? Was it the interesting way the werewolves interacted with each other as a well-developed community? Was it how independent Grace and Sam were from the authority figures in their lives? I liked allllll of that and I liked the clever solution at the end that allowed loose ends to be tied up. I also appreciated the final design choices that made the text color match the icy blue on the cover of the book. It was so simple but so effective. What I liked most of all? That it was such an easy book to read and enjoy, making it hard to put down. That’s why I’m right for liking this book and Megan is wrong for disagreeing with me.
What do you think Megan?
Well, Stacey, it is true that I really did not care for this book at all. The cover is totally cool, but like they say, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. I did not find the characters to be remarkable or even likeable. I felt like Sam was over the top emotional and I was constantly annoyed by his lack of action when it came to dealing with a certain big werewolf problem. All he ever did was talk about this big problem that he really needed to take care of, but he was too busy writing sappy songs for Grace to really do anything about it. Another thing that really bothered me was how independent Grace and Sam were. It was so unrealistic! I mean, there is no way any 17 year old is going to able to buy a car with their dad’s checkbook. And Grace’s so called best friends are nothing but insignificant background characters.
Bottom line, I didn’t connect with any of the characters and therefore did not really care what happened to them. The ending was ok, but not worth the time I spent getting there. That’s why I think I am right.
You have heard two very different opinions. Check out Shiver by Maggie Stiefveter and feel free to take sides!
Stacey, I hear that we have different opinions about Sea Change by Aimee Friedman. Care to go another round of I’m Right, She’s Wrong?