The Girl Who Came Back To Life - Craig Staufenberg

3 Stars

When you die, your spirit wakes in the north, in the City of the Dead. There, you wander the cold until one of your living loved ones finds you, says "Goodbye," and Sends you to the next world.

After her parents die, 12-year-old Sophie refuses to release their spirits. Instead, she resolves to travel to the City of the Dead to bring her mother and father’s spirits back home with her.

Taking the long pilgrimage north with her gruff & distant grandmother—by train, by foot, by boat; over ruined mountains and plains and oceans—Sophie struggles to return what death stole from her. Yet the journey offers her many hard, unexpected lessons—what to hold on to, when to let go, and who she must truly bring back to life.


Craig Staufenberg is a writer and filmmaker living in NYC.
Contact: craig.staufenberg@gmail.com
Website: craigstaufenberg.com

I was really excited about this book and I should have enjoyed it more than I did. I think it was a classic case of "this was just not a book for me". It started out really good for me but then got slow and I became disinterested.

I loved Sophie, the twelve yr old girl. She was adorable and was wise beyond her years and a very brave little girl! I did after-school daycare for years and I tried to picture my 12 yr olds doing what she did or even thinking what she thought.

The style of this book reminded me  of a couple others - "The Night Circus" (which I did not like but others did), Green Angel and Green Witch by Alice Hoffman (which I loved!). It did have kind of slight fantasy feel.

All-on-all not a bad book. I thought the writing was good! And it did get some great reviews, just not really for me.

Thank you Premier Virtual Author Book Tours for sending me this e-book for my honest review.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour and for your honest review.