Grace Harney has been writing since she was thirteen years old. She’s from India, and has lived in New Zealand, Louisiana and Florida. Today she lives in New Jersey with her husband and three cats.
She writes urban fantasy, horror, paranormal, and basically anything else that has a supernatural flavor and a strong sense of realism. She enjoys reading novels by Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, J.K. Rowling (and Robert Galbraith), Lisa Scottoline, Jodi Picoult, and she has a special place in her heart for books by Christopher Pike, the reason she began writing in the first place.
She also loves writing Batman, Silent Hill, Death Note, and DC Universe fanfiction and crossovers.
She just wants to tell you a good story.
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Smashwords book reviews by Grace Harney
- French for Girls
on March 20, 2018
This is the first book I read by this author. To be honest, I wasn't even really sure what to expect. I'm not much of a literary fiction enthusiast, so I went in feeling pretty lukewarm about the material.
I have to say this book far, far exceeded my expectations! First, by the writing style. I always feel frustrated that I'm a slow reader, but for once I was actually glad for it, because not only is this writer's command of the English language flawless, but he makes it look utterly effortless to write this well! If anyone looked at it from a purely stylistic standpoint, they'd be hard put to find any flaws. But that wasn't even the most exciting part for me! I found such an endearing character in 13-yr-old Violet Tickham, who's so sentimental about a French pen pal she meets for the first time, Albert, and her feelings for him. If that was all, she would have been such a bore just a short way into the story, but Violet just so happens to be wickedly funny with her creative, scathing insults in her interior thoughts, usually directed at her diabolical sister Tabitha, or her obnoxious classmate, Annabelle, which made me burst out laughing several times throughout the entire book. And not only that, there's actually a story, a PLOT, unlike many literary fiction out there, the kind they make you read in school but which is boring as hell.
But the best part about this this book is the ending. It completely blindsided me, and it's not an ending you could possibly expect, in my opinion, no matter how closely you paid attention throughout the story.
There is a disclaimer from the author about the French parts in the book, and I have to reiterate it in my own words: If you don't know one lick of French, don't worry, the story will not be ruined, I promise. Skip the French portions, like I did. It's probably better if you do. But please, please, please read this book! Read it slowly, like I did, and you won't be sorry.