- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: The Poisoned Pencil (Aug. 2 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1929345240
- ISBN-13: 978-1929345243
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 848 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,306,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Girl in a Coma Paperback – Aug 2 2016
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Absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed this book a lot.. Historical fiction is my favorite and this wasn't a let down. Well-researched, fun, a bit of something for everyone. Wonderful book. I would recommend it. (NetGalley)
15 year old Allison Briscoe should be dead. Shot in the head, she lies in the hospital in what appears to be a coma. She cannot speak or move, but she dreams vividly. She dreams of her ancestor, Rebecca who lived in Pennsylvania at the time of the Revolutionary War. In her dreams, she is Rebecca, a young woman who leaves her faith behind to join the Womens Brigade with Washingtons army at Valley Forge. Two stories play out here, Rebeccas and Allisons, either of whom could be killed at any time. Which begs the question, if one of them dies, does the other as well? A thoughtful time travel/murder mystery (ForTheLoveOfBooks)
About the Author
John Moss has published books on a number of subjects, including murder, Ireland and the Canadian Arctic. He has been a literature professor, an endurance athlete (Boston Marathon, eleven times; the Ironman in Hawaii, once) and a scuba diving instructor. He has kept bees and swans, and raised horses and dogs. He and his wife, Beverley Haun, have travelled to over seventy countries. They are restoring a stone farmhouse in Peterborough, Ontario, which is older than both of them put together.
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15 year old Allison Briscoe is in a persistent vegetative state, yet she can hear everything happening within the confines of her hospital room. Shot in the head on the way home from work, Allison spends her days listening to the activity around her and dreams at night of her Mennonite pioneer ancestors. As the dream world becomes more pronounced, Allison becomes increasingly aware of the fact that her real life is in danger and struggles to reach someone before it is too late.
Written from the perspective of a young woman in a coma, the book relies on her memories and those in the dream world in order to have any movement in the plot. As Allison contemplates her reasons for being in the hospital and tries to come up with a logical explanation, her thought processes are a bit rudimentary. Although this is supposed to be a young person's recollections, the inner monologues by Allison were flat and uninspired. The plot was highly implausible and it felt as though the author decided to throw a large number of ideas into the book, regardless of how muddy it made the story. The Girl in a Coma was a miss for me and I would not recommend it to other readers because of the reasons listed above.