Review; The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
Description from GoodreadsYou may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.
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.
The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as "Dexter" meets "The Grudge", based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.
My Thoughts on the Book
I really enjoyed reading this book. Not only is the plot and storyline engaging, there's also something about the author's writing style that drew me in. Okiku and Tark, as well as most of the other characters, were well developed and complex and not just the average cookie cutter characters.
Overall, The Girl from the Well was an enjoyable read I would recommend people to pick up.