With a great idea, a solid protagonist voice, and plenty of quirky one-liners, Cornerstone swept me along from start to finish in about a week. I hear she’s releasing a sequel….I hope so! I’m half in love with Garrett my own self, and the way authors handle grief and change of identity in teens fascinates me.
The writing is solid and well-paced, without any noticeable slow downs. There were a few minor contradictions, but she writes raw sensation so well that I hardly noticed them. Nali is a great voice- compassionate, independent, strong-willed, and very real. And there are some passages and comments that I want to get embroidered and hang on my wall. I’m very glad Provencher worked to make this novel see the light of day. I’d say it has slightly Christian leanings, which would normally turn me off (not being Christian and not liking dogmatic rhetoric), but it’s more spiritual than Christian. And the idea IS pretty nifty.
I recommend this one for fans of YA, both contemporary and fantastical, though the setting is contemporary. This makes a great poolside/beach/vacation read!