Fra Ild til Aske
Title: Fra ild til Aske
Author: Cecilie Birkshøj
Finished Reading: April 2019
Genre: Young Adult & LGBT
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Selv hvis Aske virkelig var til fyre, ændrede det ikke på det faktum at jeg ikke var.
Selv hvis Aske havde været en pige, var han langt uden for min liga.
Aske havde venner, et socialt liv, og brugte sikkert ikke sin fritid på at tænke sig selv halvt ihjel eller plage sig selv med ting der ikke var relevante.
Aske var optimistisk og populær.
Jeg var … det modsatte.
16-årige Anthony lader til at have styr på det hele. Lige indtil Aske dukker op. Anthony gør hvad han kan for at holde ham på afstand, men kække bemærkninger og en hård facade er ikke nok til at skubbe Aske væk, og langsomt bliver Anthony tvunget til at tage stilling til sine følelser.
This book is only available in Danish.
It’s not a secret that I like reading LGBT stories. The reason being simple. It takes much more to create a story that is inviting, not just to the people of the community but also the ones not. You can’t write a half arced book and expect the same popularity. That is what makes this genre so special. I think the author did a good job in creating a story that was inviting and interesting. I had a slight problem though! The language is more mature than the age displayed of the characters. When I was of that age, I didn’t know the meaning of some of these words the author uses to describe our main characters innermost feelings. In a way, it makes the audience of this book expand to grownups too; it may have been intentionally, in which case its genius.
Aside from the language, which is a little mixture of common YA and mature wordings to describe feelings, I had another problem with the book. Our main character is struggling, but frankly, I thought that it became unbearable toward the ending. The focus upon his denial became too apparent, too important and the storyline seemed to reach a stall. It felt as though the book stopped developing. The book was a rollercoaster of a ride. At certain times I was so focused on reading, I barely noticed anything around me and at other times, I was so bored, it became a chore to read.
I like how the author is writing – and for that, it deserved a good score. The overall story is predictable, which isn’t a bad thing in this case you just know what is going to happen, although the ending surprised me!
Overall, a good book that I’m sure will get a lot of love.