In Search of Livi Starling by Karen Rosario Ingerslev is the first book in a series of four, and with this start, I really want to read the rest of them!
The characters confused me at first, and nothing seemed to make sense, but as I got involved in the story it all slowly grew clear, and I found it more interesting with every turn of the page.
The title is really fitting, because it's exactly what the book’s about, Livi’s searching for herself, she's searching for answers which seem impossible to find! In the beginning, I found her kind of annoying and, like I mentioned above, confusing. But her character develops a lot throughout the book, and (without giving too much of the ending away) at last, she makes a decision of who she's going to be.
I very much liked the friendship that's building between Livi and Ruby throughout the story, and one of my favorite moments was when Ruby showed her true self as they went to church.
My impression of Ruby: I'd like to have a friend like her!
The author has also successfully captured a trustworthy complicated relationship between siblings, and I'm happy with the way it turned out for them, in this book at least!
One of my favorite characters, I must say, is Oscar. I found him hilarious! This book made me laugh several times, and the highlights of those funny moments had something to do with him.
To my surprise, this story also delivered many
Easy to read, difficult to put down at times, and through it all written in a lighthearted manner with a sense of humor to go along with it. It's a book I'm not soon going to forget about, and it surpassed my expectations, truly! My only complaint is that I prefer to read stories in third-person point of view, but that is a matter of
The cover fits very well, with the doodles serving as little plot hints, which I can recognize now that I've finished it.