Firstly it must be understood that I am not a person who reads lots of books. In fact I have only ever finished about a dozen books in my life, and most of them have been in the last year.
The book is in twelve chapters each in two parts, the first parts reads as a narration of the abandoned place and the second as a more personal read on the objects Sharon finds. With this simple format you are effortlessly transported to those mystical places that the girls had found. Written in a way that I could just not put the book down, when I did I was left thinking about the people and their lives in the desert and what had become of them. Before I knew it I had reached the end of the book and was left wanting more. Now praise and praise alone is no judgement so the bad bits. The only point I can make and this may be the difference between the U.S. market and the English is that I do not like written swearing. What is said is said and gone, but not in my view to be recorded. My Aunt had seen that I had ordered this and I was going to lend her it, but it might be best not to.
As I follow Sharon and Julie through their desert journeys. I would love to take them to the places I know, in the Yorkshire Dales and Moors for Sharons reads on the abandoned places that I call home.
All in all a top star read.