Glimpse was a book that I wanted to like, but just couldn’t seem to get into. The beginning of the book is well thought out and well written, but upon reaching the point of Zellie’s 16th birthday party, the writing starts unraveling for me. Events seem rushed, the characters aren’t developed enough and seem one dimensional, the dialogue is awkward at times, and the romance evolves unbelievably fast. This novel carries some pretty emotional, heavy themes but I felt like the gravity of those situations didn’t really come across. With all the things that turn Zellie’s life completely upside down, she seems rather unaffected.
Overall, I think Glimpse has real potential, and there’s nothing wrong with the basic idea of this novel, but the emotional, relationship and character development left something to be desired.