The Girl From the Well

girl from well

 

The Girl From the Well (Stand Alone)

by: Rin Chupeco

Genre: Horror, Paranormal

Bang Bang Rating: 3.5/5

Overview

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret – one that would just kill to get out-(Goodreads)

That was Good, Dang!

  • The first chapter was creepy and great
  • Introduction to Japanese folklore
  • Written well

Dang, That’s too Bad

  • I’m not into Japanese folklore so this rating might be biased based on this.
  • The first half of the book was annoying because Okiku was obsessed with numbers and numbers were everywhere.  She also kept referring to characters as “the girl,” “the boy,” “the woman.”  It began to get confusing.  The other half of the book explains this, but it was stiff off-putting.  At times, I felt like this book was trying too hard.  You know that girl/boy you have that tried too hard to be funny or cool?  This is what this book felt like.
  • There was a lot of explaining-blah, blah, blah

Overall

I loved The Ring and The Grudge but I’m not interesting in Japanese folklore.  I think this book will get a high rating and I think it deserves it, I just found it boring.  I will purchase it and recommend it to my teens.  Especially the ones who like anime and manga.

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