Author: Nicole Storey
Readability: Easily readable.
Hook: To me there was only one hook to the first chapter and it was not real strong.
Editing: The editing was very good. There was one sentence I had some doubt on because it appeared to be a fragment, but on further analysis, it was fine.
Characters: There were several characters. The main character Gage, his teacher Beasley, His mother Liv, and the fish named after his teacher. There was the wolf, but I did not learn enough about him to really gain an interest in him as a character.
Understandable: It was easy to follow what was going on.
Visuals: Nicole is very strong with her visuals all through the chapter. She gave excellent descriptions of outfits, character actions, and the environment.
Relatable: I always felt this way through school. I know it fairly well and related best with the teachers like Mr. Beasley that made the classes interesting. Even still I did not want to be there and found myself counting the minutes till it was time to go. I could totally relate to Gage in this.
Fun: The first chapter was nearly all character build up and very little action to it. It was a bit slow and I found myself hoping something was about to happen.
Overall: It was well written and the characters were well-developed, but it did not tug at my interest to make me want to keep turning the pages to the next chapter.
Synopsis: Gage is a kid who does not fit in and does not like school. Complicating this he suffers from a high function version of autism which inhibits his comfortable interactions with other kids. There was a large black wolf.
Favorite line: Whoever said that ‘patience is a virtue’ must have been a very boring person.
Favorite character: Mr Beasley with this costumes and unique ways of teaching an otherwise boring subject was my favorite character. Mr. Beasley the fish was a close second.